Harcourt Developments, the proprietors of Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal has announced the appointment of Donal Cox as the venue’s new general manager. Cox has returned to Lough Eske Castle from sister hotel Redcastle Hotel & Spa in north Donegal, after having previously served as the former hotel’s operations manager seven years ago.
Irish Independent - The five-star Lough Eske Castle hotel in Co Donegal last year recorded profits of €1.54m.
The luxury hotel, which is part of Pat Doherty's Harcourt Developments, enjoyed the profits after revenues increased to €8.56m for the year.
Harcourt Developments finance director Nick Doherty said: "2016 was a strong year for Lough Eske where overall revenues grew by 6pc. "Overall, in terms of geographical market share, we witnessed strong growth both from the Irish and US markets, which more than offset a slight decline in the UK market."
Irish Independent - LETTERKENNY Shopping Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal has been re-launched after a major upgrade. A new extension has more than doubled the size of the centre to 11,710 sq m from 5,110 sq m retail space.
This includes a brand new 4,182 sq m Tesco and 3,700 sq m Penneys plus new Benetton, Jack & Jones, Paco, Exibit and Sasha fashion outlets.
In addition to the extension, the existing centre was entirely refit in an ultra-modern style and the centre has been re-branded. A land acquisition increased car parking to 750 spaces.