|Award-winning Kerry Hotel, Ballygarry creates new vision for sustainable Estate|
|Award Winning Kerry Hotel Creates New Vision for Sustainable Estate
Ranked in the top five hotels in Ireland on TripAdvisor, third generation hotelier Padraig McGillicuddy and the team at Ballygarry House, are always striving to improve their offering for all guests. As such, they have launched a stunning vision for the property over the next three years.
Central to this vision is the extension of the hotel grounds to over one hundred and eighty acres, which will realign the hotel as one of Ireland’s leading estate properties.
As part of their overall masterplan, Ballygarry House are working in collaboration with Kerry County Council to link into Ballyseedy Woods with two bridges. “We will have numerous pathways for guests to cycle, run or walk, with benches for a quick rest or just to watch the world go by. As part of our sustainability focus we will neutralise our carbon emissions & treat all waste water simultaneously with our new integrated Wetlands that is ready for the busy season ahead” Padraig mentioned.
Padraig also commented, “Over the past few years as an industry we have had to become more conscious of our environment and how we treat it as large producers, so we have decided to focus on the sustainability of our business. We are complementing our current offering with the planting of fifteen acres of native woodlands, increasing our bee hives, creating 5km of meandering walkways and aiming to become carbon neutral in the coming year”
The last part of the five year plan at Ballygarry House is to build a Thermal Garden as a new addition to Nádúr Spa. With three outdoor hot tubs, a plunge pool, saunas, a steam room, a salt room, seaweed baths, a one hundred metre lake joined with a wildflower meadow & our bee hives. This will be coupled with twenty one new guest rooms to manage increased demand.
Undoubtly, interesting and exciting prospects lie ahead for this progressive & enviornmentally conscious development at Ballygarry.