Select Hotels of Ireland welcomes its newest member to the group - Hotel Minella

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Ireland’s largest and most successful Hotel Marketing Group is delighted to welcome Hotel Minella as their newest members to the Group, bringing the number of independently owned hotels in the Select Hotels group to 30.

Hotel Minella Clonmel is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, designed by the nationally acclaimed and fashionable architect, John Skipton Mulvany, the House itself is classical, with a pair of full-height bows on the garden elevation, which overlook the River Suir. The main rooms are arranged around an elongated central hall which rises to roof level.

It was in 1961 that a dream came true, and Minella was purchased by the late Jack and Babs Nallen, taking two years of refurbishment, with the opening of their country house hotel in April 1963. Add on another 50 years, with extensive redevelopment and constant refurbishment, Minella is now managed by John and Elizabeth, siblings of Jack and Babs, fulfilling that dream.

Select Hotels are proud to have Hotel Minella as a member of the Select Hotels group, General Manager of Select Hotels, Una Young, speaking at the announcement said; “Select Hotels offers independent Irish hotels that fit its strict criteria & standards, strength in numbers, giving independent hotels the opportunity to promote their properties too much wider markets. All our member hotels are unique, but similarities include an ethos of committee to standards of product & service and customer focused hospitality that prevails in all our independently run hotels.  This ethos has ensured our members continue to thrive in this competitive market as our member hotels never lose focus on their customer’s needs”.   

Una Young went on to say; “In a vastly changed and competitive market it is more important than ever that independent Irish hotels join forces with similar properties, to promote their hotel and services to the home and overseas markets, both leisure and corporate’. “ I am delighted to have Hotel Minella as a member as they are highly experienced hoteliers; a wonderful hotel in a beautiful setting, their hotel team deliver exceptional standards in luxury accommodation, food and service to their customers and I am looking forward to working with them ’.

Speaking at the announcement, Elizabeth Nallen said; “We are delighted to announce our membership of Select Hotels of Ireland, it is an exciting new venture and we look forward to working with the Team at Select”

Select Hotels of Ireland Select Hotels of Ireland is a marketing group established 19 years ago for independently owned Irish hotels, to help market themselves both in Ireland and aboard, owned by the Cronin Travel Group. Member Hotels have grown over the years to now a collection of 30 hotels throughout Ireland, operated by the most progressive and innovative Irish hoteliers in the country. Select Hotels have a dedicated and professional team in Sales and Marketing plus in their central reservations office handling bookings and reservations for individuals, groups, conferences & meetings from both the domestic market and the international market”.

For further information on Select Hotels of Ireland’s 30 member hotels, visit

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