Grant Thornton Confirm Sale of Aherlow House Hotel
18 February, 2016 - Grant Thornton, as Receiver to the Aherlow House Hotel property, has confirmed today that it has agreed the sale of the Aherlow House Hotel to Adrian Shanagher, an experienced hotel operator based in Dublin. The sale, announced just a week after the hotel closed on the 9th February, secures the employment of all 47 former employees of the hotel and ensures the availability of the venue to wedding couples who had booked weddings in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The new owner is committed to honouring all future weddings that were booked with the previous tenant company and has confirmed that he will offer couples full credit against their future wedding cost in Aherlow House Hotel for any deposits they lost with the previous operator, Auburn Hotels (Aherlow) Limited. The new owner is expected to immediately begin an investment and refurbishment programme at the property and expects to reopen to guests and patrons on the 3 rd March 2016. Speaking about the sale, Mr. Shanagher said, “We are delighted to have purchased Aherlow House Hotel and secured the future of the hotel for employees and wedding couples alike. The hotel is an important local employer and we look forward to serving our local patrons and supporting the local community.” “We appreciate that there has been a huge amount of uncertainty in the last week for everyone concerned and are confident this marks a new chapter for the Hotel. We intend to invest heavily in the hotel so that it can provide the highest standard of hospitality to our guests and patrons into the future. The location of the hotel in the Glen Of Aherlow is stunning and we are proud to be custodians for the next chapter of its history”, concluded Shanagher. Mr. Shanagher and his team, now plan to contact former employees and all those who have weddings booked directly as soon as possible. In the interim wedding couples can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate attention.