The Irish Pub Company are delighted that Powerscourt Hotel have been voted AA Hotel of the Year! Congratulations to all the team!
Set in the stunning Powerscourt Estate, just outside the village of Enniskerry Co Wicklow, the hotel is a magical place to visit! The views of the Sugarloaf Mountain are breath-taking!
McGills Irish Pub in the Powerscourt Hotel was designed and built by the Irish Pub Company and McNally Design.
The hotel team realised that the addition of an own door Irish Pub to their hotel would add value; attract local clientele and ensure that guests in the hotel have an authentic design led Irish Pub experience without having to leave the building.
Mel McNally, CEO of the Irish Pub Company and McNally Design discusses the importance of an own door restaurant and bar in Hotels:
The ‘convenient’ hotel restaurant or bar for guests who are ‘too tired to leave the hotel after a day’s excursions’ is a mentality that should no longer exist; it is time to excite the customer and add value to your hotel. The traditional bar and the modern restaurant that excite customers and make a hotel a go to destination for entertainment, beverage and food experiences is an essential part of any hotels business.
The team here at the Irish Pub Company and McNally Design have been creating turnkey food and beverage solutions for hotels all over the world. Examples in Ireland include; Shannigans at the Inn at Dromoland and of course McGills in the Powerscourt Hotel.
Own door restaurants and bars offer the opportunity of a bustling meeting spot where visitors can integrate with the locals, where the offer surprises and keeps on surprising.
Designed with appeal for all generations and all type of guests, hotels today need to realise the opportunity that own door bar and restaurant concepts offer, Mel McNally CEO McNally Deisgn. As in all solutions, design of own door concepts within a hotel are only successful if they;
- Change the dynamic of the business
- Attract More Business
- Contribute to the Bottom Line
- Achieve a ‘game change’ in the clientele
- Reinforce the brand
- And make a curious customer a loyal customer.