Newcastle hotel group acquires former family home of Jameson Irish Whiskey founders
A Newcastle-headquartered hotel group has acquired a historic Irish property as part of its ongoing expansion.
Sandman Hotel Group, part of Northland Properties UK Limited, has announced the acquisition of Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links in Dublin.
The former home of the Jameson family - the founders of Jameson Irish Whiskey - the hotel is situated in Fingal on ‘The Velvet Strand’ coast and comprises 134 guest rooms, a championship links golf course, restaurants, meeting and banquet space.
The deal marks the hotel group’s 59th acquisition, with the firm’s plans for future expansion including a new city centre hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mitch Gaglardi, managing director of Northland Properties UK Limited, commented: “We are thrilled to be expanding into Ireland. It’s such a stunning part of the world and this property is incredibly special.”
“We have great respect for the existing team and the long-history of the hotel – combined with our own 50 plus years of experience, we see a winning formula.”
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