New owners of the Loughrea Hotel & Spa, Pat and Una McDonagh, have announced an investment in excess of €1 million into the property.
The McDonaghs plan to upgrade the hotel’s ballroom restaurant, bar and main reception area.
Pat McDonagh, MD of Supermac’s, says the improvements will create further employment in the area after their acquisition of the hotel secured 70 jobs.
“We are delighted to enhance the exceptional facilities available to guests in the Loughrea Hotel & Spa. These improvements will allow us to create further employment in the area while offering a superior service to patrons. A portion of the investment will highlight the wonderful new food offerings available in the restaurant and bar as well as in the ballroom for large events.”
McDonagh has also announced the appointment of a new general manager and head chef.
Noel Mulhaire joins the Loughrea Hotel & Spa as general manager bringing his previous experience from The Clare Inn and the West County Hotel. New head chef Julian Bradfield has previously worked in The House Hotel and in the Claregalway Hotel.