Lawlor’s of Naas has officially reopened with a new multi-million euro four star hotel extension.

The new look Lawlor’s boasts additions like Vi’s Restaurant and round bar (named for Violette Lawlor), a decorative private garden space for cocktails, increased capacity to 138 bedrooms, and a new underground car park for 120 cars.

General Manager Richie Nugent said of the extension: “We wish to put Naas on the map again and create a hotel where people will travel not just for business, but leisure also. Naas is a thriving town with a great shopping district and a rich heritage which we have incorporated into our new design. Efficiency, comfort and style and great experiences are our top priority for our guests.”

Lawlor’s combines decadence, a nod to history, a contemporary approach to sustainability and the hospitality with which the name has become synonymous. From brass plates that were once the floor heating grates for Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin to the 100 year-old hand laid parquet floor, Lawlor’s Hotel is a treasure trove.

These historic features are contrasted by the modern style of the bedrooms. Each of the 74 new rooms is built to a four star deluxe standard with NFC technology for mobile check-in, high-speed WiFi, audio-visual systems and air conditioning. Every room features bespoke divan beds and mattresses with handcrafted furniture by Alana Creations Ltd in Dundalk.

Room rates in the new extension at Lawlor’s of Naas start from €159 per room single occupancy bed and breakfast.

Vi’s Restaurant was designed by hotel owner Jack Tierney who drew the plans on the floor and craftsmen set about making it a reality. The brass doors that lead into the new Vi’s Restaurant lead into an inviting space, with fabric light shades that compliment dining chairs and booths, all made in Ireland, combining to create a cosy space. The cone shaped ceiling height bar anchors the restaurant.

Mercedes Bagnall, Director of Sales and Marketing, said: “With the rising popularity of Ireland’s Ancient East and Kildare’s rich shopping experience, Naas has never been more popular as a holiday destination. With this new extension, Lawlor’s aim is to give guests the full city break experience without the high city cost.”

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