There’s good news for the international MICE industry, as Ireland’s Dromoland Castle unveils a state-of-the-art refurbishment. The historic 16th century castle hotel in County Clare has always been a firm favourite for global conferences and luxury incentive packages, but this full-scale renovation, at a cost of €20 million, will ensure its status as one of the finest castle destinations in the world.
The extensive renovations included guest rooms and bathrooms, dining and public areas, indoor pool and spa, and repairs to the castle’s beautiful stone façade. Dazzling Waterford Crystal chandeliers, hand-woven Venetian silk wall coverings, ancestral oil paintings and stained glass set the tone, sitting alongside the contemporary comforts like Egyptian cotton bed linen, exquisitely appointed bathrooms, modern Irish cuisine and a chic spa.
The renovations provide the perfect polish to an already world-class MICE destination. The Brian Boru Centre is Dromoland Castle’s dedicated conference centre, a hub of activity for all business travellers, with business seminars, exhibitions, conferences and banquet fully catered for. With 30-foot ceilings, a stage, and mahogany arched doorways, the centre provides an impressive backdrop for gala dinners and global product launches.
Bespoke dining experiences at Dromoland include the finest of Irish produce, ensuring delegates are wined and dined in true style, once sessions are finished for the day. The castle’s spectacular 450-acre estate also plays host to a variety of outdoor team-building experiences designed to motivate attendees and stimulate the team spirit.
The latest renovations seamlessly integrate historic features with modern facilities. “We’ve been refurbishing the property for over a year, ensuring the finest comforts while staying true to our noble roots. We embraced change while honouring and protecting the symbols of legacy,” notes Managing Director Mark Nolan.
From historic charm to delicious food, palatial proportions to world-class business amenities, the sense of comfort that MICE guests will enjoy at Dromoland Castle is exceptional. To discover more about Ireland’s most charming landmarks and luxury venues, contact the Meet in Ireland Team today.