Castlemartyr Resort bought by owners of Sheen Falls Lodge
The owners of Sheen Falls Lodge have bought the 5-star Castlemartyr Resort
Castlemartyr Resort employs 250 full and part-time staff in high season and is one of the largest employers in the East Cork region.
The hotel opened in 2007 as a luxury Capella-branded 109-bedroom property. Set on 220 acres of formal gardens, pastures and woodlands, it comprises an historic 17th century manor house connected to an impressive glass-fronted contemporary wing that includes a state-of-the-art ESPA spa, fitness centre, a 20-meter swimming pool, as well as a grand ballroom and conference facilities.
Plans to upgrade the property will be implemented this year.
Adjacent to the hotel, encircling 12th century castle ruins, is an 18-hole golf course designed by Ron Kirby. The course includes a modern clubhouse with dressing room facilities, a restaurant and shop.
Commenting on the purchase, Dr. Stanley Quek said: “We are very excited to be the new owners of Castlemartyr Resort. This is a very significant purchase for us and demonstrates our commitment and confidence in the Irish hospitality market. It is a beautiful country property, rich in history, and is an important employer and amenity in the local area.”
Peng Loh added: “Over the past five years, we have actively sought opportunities to add Irish hotels to our portfolio. Castlemartyr is a wonderful addition. It is an easily accessible hotel for the domestic and international market, with much charm and many attractions. We look forward to ensuring the continued success of the hotel”.