The owners of the K Club hotel and golf resort are defying the recession with an application for permission to extend the five-star venue, writes Michelle Devane.
The planned works include a spa and pool complex, 350seater ballroom with bar, a new entrance foyer and drop off point, new kitchen and extension of ancillary accommodation on the ground floor. There will also be internal remodelling and refurbishment of all three storeys of the existing east wing and alterations to the facade.
Under the plan, the single storey leisure centre, which was built in the 1980s, would be removed at the south-east end of the hotel, though it will be partially reinstated. An additional 46 parking spaces will also be created by extending the existing car park.
Owned by businessmen Michael Smurfit and Gerry Gannon, the 550-acre K Club estate includes two championship golf courses, one of which hosted the Ryder Cup in 2006.
Sunday Business Post