A FORMER hotel in Sligo is to be converted into an apartotel.
Tadhg Lyne has been granted planning permission by Sligo Borough Council for extensive internal changes to the Riverside Hotel, which has been closed for some time.
The alterations to the ground floor level will include a change of use of part of hotel reception to a bar area and a change of use of existing kitchen and dining areas and portion of the reception and the present bar/restaurant area to two retail units.
The 66 hotel bedrooms on the first, second and third floor levels (22 on each level) will be converted to 30 apartments (eight 1-bedroom and two 2-bedroom on each level) to be used as an aparthotel.
The basement, which contains a separate gym and swimming pool, will be altered to include a reduction in area of the present bar store/plant room to accommodate new ESB meter room.
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