Company History

1989

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.

1996

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.

1997

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.

2000

PREM Group expands into the UK launching Premier Apartments in key cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham. Following a successful partnership with Choice Hotels, PREM Group join forces with another International Brand, Wyndham Worldwide involving a major expansion programme of the Days Inn, Days Hotel and Ramada Brands.

2006

The company begin exploring opportunities in mainland Europe. The first acquisition is a small hotel group in Antwerp which consists of 3 hotels; Astoria Hotel, Leopold Hotel and Ramada Plaza Hotel.  Following these acquisitions, the portfolio grows to incorporate 9 additional properties operating under the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands.

2009

Trinity Hospitality Services is established. PREM Group recognise that many hoteliers and operators want to tap into professional expertise for specific areas of their business but don't need a full management contract. This flexible business model allows hotel owners and operators to select from a list of specialised services which best suit the needs of their business including purchasing, revenue management, digital marketing, guest loyalty, business development, IT and more.

2014

Following an equity raise, PREM Group complete the purchase of two all suite hotels, Premier Suites Dublin Leeson Street and Premier Suites Dublin Ballsbridge. This marks the first of our acquisitions.

2015

PREM Group secure a €30 million investment with Proventus Capital and complete the acquisition of The Osprey Hotel + Spa. PREMIER SUITES expand in Belgium with Brussels opening  - PREMIER SUITES Brussels Lounge.

2016

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.

The Osprey Hotel Naas, launch a stand-alone live act venue - CENTRE STAGE at the Osprey with opening act Deirdre O'Kane.

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).

PREM hotels sign deal with Sax Vastgoed to expand in the Netherlands in 2019.

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. 

PREMIER SUITES and PREMIER SUITES PLUS are nominated in 3 categories for 2017 ASAP awards.

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 is 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. 

John O'Grady appointed new general manager at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort.