I took a spin down to the Shandon Hotel & Spa today to meet Carolynne Harrison, General Manager and Siobhan Barrett/Doherty, Resort Sales Manager. The team have been working hard for the past number of weeks in preparation for the hotel opening on 29th June.
Carolynne brought me on a tour of the beautiful refurbished deluxe bedrooms, as you can see from the photos, they have left no stone unturned.
Carolynne said her team used the lockdown to prepare for a new way of working once restrictions were lifted. “We have a few very uncertain months but everything that has happened is completely understandable due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so in the context of people losing loved ones and people fighting for their lives, we were happy to play our part and will continue to play our part when we re-open. The team here at the hotel is ready to go and are very excited about the summer ahead. It’s a boost for the local economy and it’s certainly a boost for staff.
Carolynne said “We have our hotel ready to go under current restrictions and guidance, if they are eased in terms of social distancing and other measures then we are ready to make further changes well in time for June 29. We are conscious that we work in the hospitality sector so whatever restrictions we face, visitors to this beautiful part of the Wild Atlantic Way will still get the same warm welcome they’ve always received. I believe the Irish people will support the tourism industry in the months ahead in the possible absence of overseas visitors, and guests returning to the Shandon Hotel & Spa will also see a new resort.
The Shandon Team took advantage of the last few weeks and have re-painted the interior and exterior of the hotel, and is well ready for re-opening.
The new Deluxe bedrooms will be launched online when the professional photo shoot is complete this week.
She added “So many people need a break over the summer and we will be here at the end of the month to prove that a Staycation at the hotel and a holiday at home is really something special.”
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