Four new, purpose built staff accommodation blocks have opened at the five star Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney, Co. Kerry, just in time for the coming summer season.
The state of the art facilities comprise of four, two storey high accommodation blocks, each containing ten bedrooms, living quarters, terraces and planting to enhance the surroundings. The new quarters complement the existing staff accommodation facility at the hotel.
A host of on-site amenities are available to staff, including a gym, wifi, laundry facilities and parking, bicycle storage and common areas.
As one of Ireland’s leading tourist destinations, Killarney and the surrounding areas are under pressure, in particular during the summer months, to accommodate the influx of hospitality staff. As a result, there is an increasing demand for staff accommodation within the hotels in the area.
The €3m construction project was completed by Kerry based firm Griffin Brothers Construction.
“We are proud of our commitment to the comfort and well-being of our team and with the shortage of rental accommodation on offer in Killarney we realize the difficulty that this causes to our employees from outside of the region,” said Michael Brennan, Managing Director of Killarney Hotels, owners of the Europe Hotel.
Killarney Hotels has always offered staff accommodation at all of their three properties (The Europe Hotel & Resort, The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, and Ard na Sidhe Country House) and this additional construction demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the Liebherr family to the Killarney region.