Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, host of the 2002 Seve Trophy and several Irish Opens, has been placed on the market for sale with a guide price of €45m. Savills Hotels & Leisure has been instructed to handle the sale.
The luxury 5-star resort, located to the south of Dublin, Ireland, sits on a 349-acre estate featuring a 145 bedroom hotel and two 18-hole championship golf courses – Druids Glen and Druids Heath – designed by renowned course designer Pat Ruddy and former Irish golfer, Tom Craddock.
In 1996, just a year after opening, Druids Glen hosted the Irish Open – and continued to do so until 1999. Winners included Colin Montgomerie and Sergio Garcia. The Seve Trophy – a bi-annual event between the leading Tour Players of Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe – also took place at the prestigious venue in 2002.
The Clubhouse, known as Woodstock House, is one of many highlights at Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort. Built in 1770 by the Earl of Aldborough’s clan, the property is steeped in history and was once used as a writing and recording base by many famous musicians, including Mike Oldfield recording Tubular Bells II, Rod Stewart, Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi.
The 5-star hotel at Druids Glen opened in 2002 as a Marriott resort and was fully refurbished in the past four years. It features 145 spacious air-conditioned guestrooms and suites, eight conference and event rooms, spa, health club and dining options including Hugo’s Restaurant, the Garden Rooms and Bar and Sycamore Lounge. It is free of brand or management agreements.
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort has a truly unique setting south of Dublin, nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea. Wicklow is known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’, due to its unique landscape, with cliffs, sandy beaches, rolling mountains, hidden lakes and bogs, all features of what is Ireland’s premier outdoor destination.
The property is located a short distance from the N11, which links to the M50, Dublin’s orbital motorway, providing easy access to and from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport in 40 minutes.
Edward Stephenson, Chief Executive of Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort, said: “The Druids Glen Resort has grown year on year and has become one of Ireland’s key destination resorts. Situated in close proximity to Dublin, it caters for over 130,000 visitors, both domestic and international, every year.”
Tom Barrett, Director, Hotels & Leisure at Savills Ireland, commented: “Druids Glen Resort is one of the jewels in Irish hospitality. Located within the growing Greater Dublin area, home to 1.9m people, it will appeal to domestic and international buyers.”
Ireland’s hotel sector continues to perform very well, with regional luxury RevPAR growth of 12% reported by STR in the seven months to July 2018. This growth is balanced and broad, with corporate & leisure and domestic & international markets playing their part.
Looking ahead, the latest consensus is for Ireland’s economy to expand by 5% in 2018, with expectations of further strong employment growth of 2.4%. Dublin Airport had its busiest month on record in June 2018 and expects passenger numbers to surpass 30 million this year.
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