Kenmare Bay Hotel: On the Road to 4 star with a Green and Grand Revival

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In a bold move that has set the picturesque town of Kenmare abuzz with anticipation, Riobard Lyne, with strong roots in Kilgarvan, has announced a multi-million-euro investment to renovate the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort. This landmark establishment, under Riobard’s ownership since 2004, has been a staple in the region, and the planned renovations are poised to elevate it to new heights of luxury, sustainability, and accessibility.

Riobard’s commitment to the Kenmare Bay Hotel has been evident since his acquisition in 2004. The hotel, initially opened in 2007 after a redevelopment phase, saw the addition of a Leisure Centre, gym, Banqueting Suite, and an impressive 44 additional bedrooms. However, he is not resting on past laurels. Instead, he envisions a greener future for the hotel, aligning with the global shift toward sustainability.

The cornerstone of this environmentally conscious transformation lies in the incorporation of solar power, biomass fuel to reduce gas reliance and electric vehicle (EV) charging points and a more recycle friendly service throughout. This commitment to renewable energy sources reflects a commendable effort to reduce the hotel's carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. It's a step towards responsible business practices, and Kenmare Bay Hotel is poised to become a beacon of eco-friendly hospitality in the region.

The renovation plan extends beyond environmental considerations to enhance the overall guest experience. The restaurant, a focal point of the hotel's charm, is lined up for a complete redesign and refurbishment. This promises not only a visual feast but also an elevated culinary experience for visitors and locals alike.

The commitment to excellence doesn't stop there. A significant portion of the investment is allocated to upgrading 30 rooms to a luxurious 4-star standard, with an additional 50 rooms set to undergo similar enhancements by the following winter. The move is a testament to Kenmare Bay Hotel's dedication to providing unparalleled comfort and elegance for its guests.

Recognizing the importance of inclusivity, the refurbishment plan includes the addition of a second guest lift, ensuring easier access to the 80 renovated rooms. This thoughtful touch demonstrates a commitment to creating a welcoming environment for guests of all abilities, emphasizing Kenmare Bay Hotel's dedication to hospitality with a heart.

What makes this renovation even more commendable is Riobard’s emphasis on supporting the local community. From sourcing tradespeople to materials, the project will prioritize local businesses, fostering a sense of community and boosting the regional economy. This "think local" approach adds a unique touch to the refurbishment, making it a collaborative effort that goes beyond the walls of the hotel.

As the plan unfolds over the next 18 months, Kenmare Bay Hotel's transformation is set to become a symbol of sustainable luxury and community collaboration. Riobard Lyne's vision for the hotel is not just about bricks and mortar; it's a commitment to the environment, guest satisfaction, and the local community. Kenmare Bay Hotel is not merely renovating; it's evolving into a model of responsible, refined, and locally rooted hospitality. The journey towards a greener and grander Kenmare Bay Hotel is a journey worth celebrating for both residents and visitors alike.


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