County Cavan Hotel Gets A Make-Over

A leading stone cladding specialist and provider has been commissioned to renovate the exterior of the bedroom block of a top Co Cavan hotel.

Situated just five minutes from Cavan on the main Dublin to Cavan road, Hotel Kilmore hosts over 100 weddings a year and prides itself on being the perfect blend between 'old world charm and new world elegance'.

The proprietors of Hotel Kilmore have spent the last three years refurbishing the hotel and finding the right stone was important to them.

Manager Ross Mealiff commented: "The work that had gone into the interior refurbishment of the hotel was lost really, and this was due to the unpleasing sight of the exterior part of the hotel. It was old and bland and given they type of events we cater for, such as weddings, we wanted a more aesthetically pleasing building, especially for photographs that our guests would take on the grounds and in the front of the building."

The proprietors approached Fernhill Stone, Ireland's stone cladding specialist and provider, to seek advice.

Fernhill Stone gave options and advice on stone cladding and products were chosen based on suitability and lighting.

Alpine Harvest was the chosen stone, it has quite a jagged profile and, together with new lighting at the grounds of the hotel, it has given a whole new perspective to the building.

Managing director of Fernhill Stone Meredith Jackson said: "Products were chosen on the clients preference, along with our guidance. Ross and Kate wanted a fairly modern stone with a good range of colour in it.

"Our range of Alpines, Profits and Highlands stones all suited the hotel bedroom block but Alpine was the chosen stone in the end, based on its rugged texture. This particular stone has helped to give the building a 'wow factor' and has a more natural look to it. The building really looks fabulous now in daylight and in particular, in the evenings with the hotel lighting on it."

Mr Mealiff added: "Fernhill Stone is a company that really delivered for us. The team was great to work with and has given the bedroom block of our hotel a total facelift, yet managed to keep to its original structure. It’s amazing just exactly what can be done on a budget and people don't realise how well stone products can be mixed and put together to match the architecture of a building as well as its natural environment and surroundings. Everyone is talking about the front of our hotel now and how you can see it more from the road."

The stone cladding fitting by Fernhill Stone took place within two weeks and that included scaffolding being put up and down during the same period.

See: www.fernhillstone.com and www.hotelkilmore.ie


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