The new landmark Hilton Limerick has officially opened its doors to the public. The £75 million hotel occupies a focal point in the city, sitting seven stories high; the 184-bedroom development will attract business and leisure guests alike, offering unparalleled panoramic views across Limerick’s city centre and the River Shannon.
The latest addition to the Hilton family in Ireland, the ‘new look’ Hilton Limerick reflects the fresh, innovative new direction of the world’s leading hotel operator. The hotel boasts a range of design features including a unique glass lift that transports guests from the reception to the bedrooms and conference suites above. These state-of-the-art business and leisure facilities are matched with the highest levels of service Hilton is famous for.
Commenting on the opening, the hotel’s General Manager Claire Alderson said, “Our aim is to become an integral addition to the Limerick community. We are not just offering a full service hotel for visitors to Limerick, but a top-class restaurant, a contemporary bar, state-of-the-art LivingWell Health Club and excellent wedding and conference facilities for the people who live here.”
Simon Vincent, Hilton’s Area President for the UK and Ireland added, “As our first venture into Munster, we are delighted to be opening in Limerick.
“This hotel will reflect the new modern face of Hilton with smart and innovative design, and a focus on leisure features for guests to appreciate and enjoy. Our prime focus is on service, hospitality and world-class facilities that will exceed our guest’s expectations and set the Hilton experience apart.”
“Tourism in Ireland has seen strong year-on-year growth, with 2006 being a record year with an all time high of 7.4 million overseas visitors to the country. Limerick in particular is one of Ireland’s key growth areas and the new Hilton, among other developments, are sure to work well to support the region.”
The full service hotel boasts the following facilities:
-The top floor is dedicated to conference and meetings including seven ‘Hilton Meetings’ rooms with break out facilities and exclusive terraces that wrap around the rooms giving guests spectacular views of Limerick City.
-Ballroom for 350 guests - perfect for weddings and conferences.
184 air-conditioned bedrooms including 18 luxury junior suites, and 1 Presidential Suite.
-All rooms are equipped with high-speed internet access, wireless LAN, in-room safes, iron & ironing boards, electronic mini bars.
-100 seat The River Restaurant, and 150 seat Terrace Bar and Café.
-LivingWell Health Club - offering state-of-the-art fitness facilities for hotel guests including a 20m pool, hydrotherapy, spa, children’s and plunge pools, sauna, steam room, cardiovascular and resistance gym and beauty treatment rooms.
“The Hilton Limerick has been designed from a guest-centric perspective to ensure the hotel goes beyond all expectations,” said Mike Ashton, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We are pleased to introduce this new hotel as Hilton continues to shape the journeys of travellers around the world.”