We are pleased to unveil our latest renovation project - The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny. The Hoban Hotel in Kilkenny was formerly known as The Aspect Hotel. Located just five minutes’ drive from Kilkenny city centre on the N10 Ring Road which surrounds the city, making it a popular location for meetings, corporate stays and leisure breaks. We purchased the 80-bedroom hotel last year and set to work on completely overhauling the public spaces at the ground floor level. A €1 million investment and renovation programme has now been completed with Hugh Wallace of Douglas Wallace Architects overseeing the design.
The completely new re imagined space now features a stunning, light filled reception area, bar, restaurant and casual lounge. At the heart of the ground floor, a central bar and coffee dock anchors the space allowing various dining and lounge spaces to pivot from it. A combination of banquette seating, bistro and refectory style tables now offers seating for up to 117 diners. Upon entry guests will be immediately drawn to the dramatic monochrome herringbone floor which defines the spaces and creates natural walk ways around the bar leading to the dining spaces to the rear. Quartz topped high tables at the front of the foyer enjoy natural light and are complete with power points for laptops and mobile phones making these spaces popular for anyone who wants to catch up on work or emails while on the go. The choice of materials throughout the space has resulted in a high end, luxurious feel.
A palate of gold, dark greens, gun powder metal and greys have been used throughout, with the bar being finished with a dark green, high gloss, bevelled metro tile. Banquette seating in luxurious dark green velvets are complemented with chairs upholstered in gold and midnight blue while overhead feature lights include cage style fixtures. There are also nods to art deco in the design, the high tables to the front have been finished in brass with globe shaped lights overhead while a brass shelving unit in the dining area to the rear repeats the square pattern often seen in art deco design. The outside space too has been renovated and now enjoys a terrace with an outdoor log burner.
Visit The Hoban's new website to view their latest photography: www.hobanhotelkilkenny.com
The investment at The Hoban Hotel is just the latest development in our long line of exciting investments and capital projects.