Posted on Monday 2 June 2014 by Ulster Business
Eugene and Catherine McKeever look over the plans for the new hotel with marketing manager Bridgene and son Eddie, Group Operations Manager.
A family-run Antrim hotel group has bought its first business in the Republic with the purchase of the Letterkenny Court Hotel.
The McKeever Hotel Group bought the three-star establishment for an undisclosed sum - the asking price had been €900,000 – and said it plans to create 27 new jobs and retain the 30 staff currently in place.It has already started a major restoration, investing £400,000 to refurbish the ground floor and to build a new function room with a capacity for 70 people.
The Letterkenny Court Hotel had been in receivership but will fit in well with McKeever's other hotels, according to managing director Eugene McKeever.
"When we saw the Letterkenny Court Hotel we just knew it would be perfect as part of our family of hotels. It's a great location in the town centre and has huge potential," he said. "In September further work will be carried out on the 57 bedrooms and 26 apartments."
The group already owns Corr's Corner just outside Belfast, the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim and the Adair Arms in Ballymena.
"We have a clear vision of what we want to create at all of our hotels. Our staff are key to this success and we value each and every one of them. We are really delighted with the 30 staff in Letterkenny who clearly have a passion for the business and want to see it succeed," he added.