Faithlegg House Hotel Completes €1.5 million Investment, Unveiling New Rebrand and Refurbishment
Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort in Co. Waterford invited guests including sporting and media stars as they celebrated the completion of their 1.5 million investment and the unveiling of their new refurbishment. Good Food Ireland were delighted to attend the event, with Operations Director Susan Kerr and Founder and Managing Director, Margaret Jeffares in attendance. Read more about the exiting day's events below...
Hidden in the tranquil countryside just twenty minutes outside Waterford City, the four-star Faithlegg Hotel, part of FBD Hotels and Resorts (FBD H&R), entered a new phase of its history yesterday evening. David Kelly, Chief Executive of FBD Hotels & Resorts, and Liam Moran, General Manager of Faithlegg Hotel officially launched the rebrand and the refurbishment at Faithlegg Hotel which sees the completion of a €1.5 million investment in the hotel over the past three years.
A glittering gathering of guests from the world of entertainment, media, sport, business and the local community gathered at Faithlegg Hotel to celebrate the launch.
Joining General Manager Liam Moran and his team to mark the occasion were special guests including Irish model Teodora Sutra, 2FM’s Stephen Byrne, Little Green Car’s singer Faye O’Rourke, Waterford hurler Noel Conners and Munster rugby star Jack O’Donoghue.
Host for the evening was legendary broadcaster Marty Whelan, with the ever-popular Papa Zitas providing the musical accompaniment.
Following a sparkling drinks reception, guests sampled a selection of canapes taking inspiration from the current A la Carte menu at Faithlegg Hotel. Executive Chef Jenny Flynn and her team worked with local suppliers to create the delicious menu on the night.
The vision for the Faithlegg rebrand encapsulates all that Faithlegg has to offer and more. The brand’s visual rejuvenation captures a sense of old world charm in a way that is clean and polished. By respecting its heritage and yet delicately turning it on its head, they created a modern and fresh brand with a timeless quality.
As part of the rebrand, Faithlegg Hotel upgraded 14 master bedrooms in the old house and 68 delux bedrooms in the hotel’s new wing. The ground floor restaurant of the hotel was also upgraded. Designed by Liz Harte Interior Designers, the new décor now offers an old-world charm, blended with opulent luxury.
Speaking at the special event to mark the completion of this phase of development, General Manager Liam Moran said, “The hotel rebrand has allowed us to delve into the history of Faithlegg and bring it to life for our guests. We’ve noticed over the last number of years that our guests come to stay with us because we know how to make each person’s stay individual to their needs and that’s what sets us apart from the rest. This is an exciting time for Faithlegg Hotel and we look forward to watching the hotel grow and prosper.”
The hotel rebrand also comes at a great time as the Waterford Greenway sees an increase in visitors looking for accommodation in Waterford. From March to December 2017, the Waterford Greenway brought over 248,000 people to Waterford City, with 41% of Greenway visitors staying in nearby hotels .
Faithlegg Hotel is an award-winning 4-star hotel set in beautiful grounds with its own 18 – hole golf course, right on the doorstep of Waterford city. Opened officially by FBD Hotels & Resorts in 1998 and winner of over 10 local, national and international awards in the last few years, Faithlegg Hotel is a luxury property designed to meet the needs of the most discerning guest, whether staying for business or pleasure.