A group of Aer Lingus pilots invest in Dublin's first all-suite hotel; Stephen's Hall Hotel and Jim Murphy is appointed General Manager.
The majority of pilots release their shares paving the way for a management buy out. Two of the original pilots, Peter Redden and Gerry McNulty join forces with Jim Murphy to establish PREM Group and Jim becomes Managing Director. The portfolio is expanded to incorporate serviced apartments in Dublin City Centre.
PREM Group partner with Choice Hotels creating a valuable link to a worldwide franchise and rebrand their properties under the Comfort Inn, Quality Hotel and Clarion Hotel brands.
Premier Apartments re-brand as PREMIER SUITES, launching 2 tier brands - PREMIER SUITES & PREMIER SUITES PLUS (February 2016)
PREMIER SUITES open new property in Glasgow (February 2016) bringing a total of 13 properties in Ireland, United Kingdom and Belgium.
PREM Group purchase 4* Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Wicklow
PREM Group purchase 4* Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney
PREM announce plans for further expansion of the PREMIER SUITES brand with openings in Reading (2016), and Rotterdam (2017).
Trinity Purchasing announce a procurement agreement with Choice Hotels International, which sees the former becoming a preferred procurement resource with exclusive rights to source branded products for some of Choice’s hotel brands, including Clarion, Comfort and Quality, in select European countries.
At the end of June, PREMIER SUITES PLUS Rotterdam opened its doors in the city centre of Rotterdam, at the Weena. Just opposite the Central Station, the 104 luxurious apartments offer the perfect alternative for a hotel.
PREM Group announce €11 million refurb for PREM Group hotels - Osprey Hotel, Cahernane House Hotel & Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort. Extra bedrooms will also be added at all three properties, subject to planning permission, along with new ultra-modern spa facilities at Osprey and Tulfarris resorts. The €3.6 million programme at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort also includes extensive work on the hotel’s 18 hole championship golf course.
Joanna Doyle is appointed new Group Sales & Marketing Manager at PREM Group. Joanna takes over from Phil Sweeney, who has directed the sales and marketing activity of PREM Group since its formation. Phil steps back from her full-time role with PREM Group but will remain as consultant to the company.
PREM Group take on new management contract for Carnegie Court Hotel, Dublin
Osprey Hotel launch new restaurant Herald & Devoy. RTE’S star Hugh Wallace and Kildare Manager Cian O Neil launch Osprey in July.
PREM Group Ireland Raise €20,000 at its 12th annual charity golf day in aid of Beyond the Moon, the international charity which provides free family vacations to seriously ill children and their families.