PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell’s recent investment in its golf, lifestyle and business facilities has paid immediate dividends with Co. Cavan’s premier resort reporting a significant rise in bookings across all sectors in 2019.
The popular Ballyconnell venue is reaping the rewards for its decision to invest – with bookings in its hotel, golf, leisure, spa, wedding and conference markets all up over the last 12 months compared to in 2018.
Slieve Russell has implemented a major improvement programme over the last few years, with the opening of its state-of-the-art Cranaghan Suite and the rebranding of its golf club as PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell among the significant changes taking place.
The launch last February of the Cranaghan Suite – which can accommodate up to 1,000 people – helped the resort register an increase of more than 20 per cent in the number of residential conference bed nights booked in 2019.
Slieve Russell also reported an eight per cent rise in wedding bookings and seven per cent increase in the amount of rounds played on its 18-hole championship golf course, while a successful Christmas – the hotel was fully booked from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day – resulted in the total number of room nights booked going up by four per cent.
The hotel’s award-winning Ciúin Spa, Russell Rabbit Kids Club and family breaks also proved more popular than ever with guests in 2019 compared to 2018.
And the signs for the future are even more encouraging, with residential conference bed nights forecast to rise by in excess of 50 per cent in 2020 together with a further five per cent increase in wedding bookings.
Tony Walker, general manager at PGA National Ireland, said: “Slieve Russell has invested a lot of time and money in improving the total experience that we offer to all our guests, so to see these latest figures is both very gratifying and extremely encouraging.
“To register an increase in booking numbers across all our sectors is fantastic news and deserved reward for the hard work of all our staff. The signs are already looking good for 2020 and, with everyone working together, I’m sure we can make the next 12 months even more successful than the last.”
Located just 90 minutes from Dublin and two hours from Belfast, PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell is part of a magnificent 300-acre estate.
Guests can enjoy a choice of four dining options delivering a range of delicious local and international cuisines. The hotel’s 18-hole golf course is one of only a handful of global golf venues to be endorsed by The PGA after being rebranded last spring and was ranked number one in Ulster in 2018.
Walking, cycling and fishing are just some of the other activities that can be enjoyed nearby, while PGA National Ireland provides the gateway for visitors to discover some of the region’s many other cultural and historical delights.
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