Ireland’s Adare Manor’s transformation project in full flow as October opening date edges closer

Adare Manor in Ireland is currently undergoing an extensive renovation, with work now stepping up on the project prior to the hotel’s scheduled launch date in October 2017.

The historic property, which was first converted into a hotel in 1980s, was acquired by one of Ireland’s richest men and co-owner of the famous Sandy Lane resort in Barbados, J.P McManus in 2014.

He ran it for a year before closing it completely to undergo a refurbishment, enlisting the services of ReardonSmith Architects, the company who has previously worked on the likes of The Lanesborough and The Savoy.

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When it opens in the autumn, Adare Manor on the 84-acre estate will have some major new additions, as well as a luxurious new look, as it bids to become one of the world’s best hotels.

A new bedroom wing has been created, bringing the total inventory to 104 rooms, while a new La Mer spa has been confirmed, marking the first La Mer spa in Ireland and the UK.

Serving rare Irish whiskeys and local craft beers, the Tack Room bar will host performances of traditional and contemporary Irish music near nightly.

The Gallery is set to be one of the grandest breakfast and afternoon tea rooms in Ireland, while The Oakroom is the manor’s fine-dining restaurant, which will be illuminated only by candles and serve modern Irish cuisine.

There will also be a Tom Fazio-designed golf course that is bidding to be of sufficient standard to host the Ryder Cup in the future.

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