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February 2017 – Select Hotels of Ireland welcomes its newest members to the group - The Talbot Collection

Select Hotels of Ireland welcomes its newest members to the group - The Talbot Collection

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

The Pettitt family started in the retail trade 70 years ago; the group now operates The Talbot Hotel properties in Wexford town, Carlow and Stillorgan and during 2014 added The Oriel House Hotel and The Midleton Park Hotel to its hotel portfolio along with the Dome Entertainment Centre, a property adjacent to The Talbot Hotel Carlow. The company also operates six Pettitt's SuperValu stores across Wexford, Wicklow and Kildare. Talbot Suites at Stonebridge is the sixth addition to the Talbot Collection opening in 2016 and the only self-catering property, located in the heart of Wexford Town, 100 metres from the Talbot Hotel Wexford.

Select Hotels are proud to have this wonderful collection of Hotels as members 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 the Talbot Collection as members, the Pettitt Group are highly experienced hoteliers, with wonderful properties all of which have been invested in over the last few years. Their hotel teams deliver expert knowledge and service to their customers and I am looking forward to working with them ’.

Speaking at the announcement, Philip Gavin, Managing Director of the Talbot Group said; “As a family owned group of independent hotels we feel that we are a perfect fit with the Select Hotels of Ireland’s Brand and portfolio. I look forward to working very closely with the other fine independent hotels in the group and the Select Hotel’s team”. 

Select Hotels of Ireland Select Hotels of Ireland is a marketing group established 17 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

Select Hotels of Ireland Ltd

Una Young  – General Manager

Shannon Buildings, Mallow Road, Cork


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