Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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So finally a definite opening date!. The hotel side of the development has made steady progress since construction began in late summer 2005, the internal fit out has been ongoing since before Christmas. They might be a tad optimistic with the opening date for the shop units however; theyâ€™re barely more than a shell at the moment! It will be interesting to see what â€œbig nameâ€ retailers are linked with the development, anybody heard anything? The retail element comprises 6000 sq metres (65,000 sq ft) of floor space spread over 4 levels, the number of units has been reduced to 10 from the original 14!
Annoyingly there still dosent seem to be any decent images knocking around, there is a rather faded photomontage of the development on a billboard near the mill on the Shannon Street side but that isnâ€™t much good to us here!
Anyway heres some info on the hotel from Marriott.com
Marriott International will add a sixth hotel to its portfolio in Ireland, the Limerick Marriott Hotel, under a franchise agreement reached with the operating company Irresistible Hotels Ltd., a sister company of Castletroy Park Management Ltd., operators of the Castletroy Park Hotel. The new hotel is scheduled to open in spring, 2007.
The 94-room Limerick Marriott Hotel will be part of a mixed-use complex also comprised of 84 residential apartment units and 10 retail outlets on Henry Street in the heart of Limerick City, close to the main shopping and business districts. Within short walking distance of the hotel are popular tourist attractions such as the 13th century King Johnâ€™s Castle, the Hunt Museum, the Treaty Stone, the 11th century St. Maryâ€™s Cathedral and the many and varied attractions of the Riverside City.
Situated on the former Savoy Theater and Cinema sites, the hotel will feature much of the history of both attractions throughout, which is expected to evoke pleasant memories for local, national and international travelers.
â€œTourism to Ireland is steadily increasing,â€ said Ed Fuller, president & managing director, international lodging for Marriott International. â€œWe are thrilled by the steady expansion of our hotel portfolio in Ireland and are confident that this sleek, modern hotel will be a welcomed addition to the lodging supply in Limerick for both business and leisure travelers.â€
Bob Chestnutt and Brian Harrington, the directors of Irresistible Hotels, said, â€œWe are delighted to be part of the Marriott international brand in Limerick City and are looking forward to creating a new landmark hotel for the city.â€
For dining and entertainment, the Limerick Marriott Hotel will have a luxurious lounge on the first floor providing light menu offerings throughout the day. The Savoy Bar, located on the ground floor, will reflect the historical areas of the buildingâ€™s former life; while the Savoy Restaurant, also located on the ground floor, will offer fine cuisine in a contemporary classic setting.
For conferences and social events, the Limerick Marriott Hotel will have 5,500 square feet of space comprised of 10 conference rooms, and banqueting and private dining suites with a capacity to accommodate from two to 180 guests.
To relax, unwind and rejuvenate, the hotel will offer an indoor swimming pool, a 250-square meter gymnasium and four treatment rooms. Other amenities will include a Concierge Lounge, Business Center, and terraced gardens with views of Limerick City and the Shannon River.