The Gresham Metropole Hotel, Cork under new ownership

(23 Jun 2015)

The Gresham Metropole Hotel, Cork under new ownership

The Gresham Metropole Hotel, Cork, is under new ownership from 15th of June 2015. The Gresham Metropole Hotel has been purchased by Philip Hotel Holdings Ltd. who have appointed Tifco Hotel Group, one of Ireland’s leading hotel management companies, to manage it.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to manage this iconic hotel,” said Mary Buckley, Operations Director at Tifco Hotel Group, “and look forward to working with the hotel’s management and team in making The Metropole Hotel one of the best hotels in Cork city centre.”

The Metropole Hotel caters to a range of key domestic and international markets for conferences and events, weddings and city leisure breaks in Cork. With a variety of bars, restaurants, facilities at the Metropole Hotel also include a fully equipped leisure centre and gym conference and meeting centre and Grand Ballroom.

The Metropole Hotel is located in the heart of Cork city centre just minutes from Kent train station and is surrounded by a host of Cork’s major visitor activities and attractions including the Everyman Palace Theatre, The English Market and Merchants Quay shopping centre.

For conference and meeting delegates, The Metropole Hotel has a comprehensive selection of 12 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom that accommodates up to 400 delegates.

“The purchase of The Metropole Hotel marks the beginning of a new chapter for the hotel and our team,” said Roger Russell General Manager of the Metropole Hotel. “We are very excited about the plans the owners and Tifco have to return The Metropole Hotel to one of Cork city’s best hotels. I am confident that we have a product, steeped in history and character, and the team to bring those plans to fruition, maximising the fantastic potential we have in The Metropole Hotel.”

The Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City, Ireland.

About Tifco Hotel Group:

Tifco Hotel Group is one of Ireland’s leading hotel companies who currently own and manage a portfolio of 5, 4 and 3-star hotels and resorts in Ireland and Germany and has a proven track record as an award-winning, standards-focused hotel operator.

Some of the hotels that are managed by Tifco Hotel Group include the 5-star Lough Erne Resort, recent host to the G8 Summit of world leaders, winner of the NITB Hotel of the Year and host venue to the 2017 Irish Open, Clontarf Castle Hotel, a unique 4-star castle hotel and winner of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies in Ireland, Johnstown House Hotel & Spa Hotel Killarney and the Athlone Springs Hotel.

Tifco Hotel Group own and manage the Crowne Plaza Hotels in Dublin Northwood, Blanchardstown and Dundalk and the Holiday Inn Express Hotels at Dublin and Stuttgart Airports. Tifco Hotel Group is one of the only hotel companies in Ireland to have received the EFQM Level 5 award.  

Further information on Tifco Hotel Group can be sourced from


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