(Pictured above: The McKeever Hotel Group has recently bought the Letterkenny Court Hotel and will be adding 27 new jobs as a huge renovation project is underway. The family - Eugene and Catherine McKeever, marketing manager Bridgene McKeever and Group Operations Manager Eddie McKeever along with some of the current staff who will play a key part in the future of the hotel.)

27 new jobs will soon be created as one of Letterkenny’s most popular hotels undergoes a major €500,000 facelift.

The Letterkenny Court Hotel has been bought by the McKeever Hotel Group, which is planning a major refurbishment in the coming months.

All previous 30 jobs will be retained and an additional 27 jobs will be created, including a senior post for a General Manager.

Work on the €500,000 renovations of the ground floor of the 3-star hotel has already started. The shop unit next door will be incorporated into the plans which will feature a function area/private dining area for 60-70 people, removing the old staircase and replacing it, the creation of a new entrance leading into the reception area, which will be extended and include a cosy fireplace.

McKeever Hotel Group, County Antrim’s leading independent hospitality company, owns the successful Corr’s Corner just outside Belfast, the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim and the Adair Arms in Ballymena.

Managing Director Eugene McKeever explained: “When we saw the Letterkenny Court Hotel we just knew it would be perfect as part of our family of hotels. It’s a great location and has huge potential. In September further work will be carried out on the 57 bedrooms and 26 apartments.”

All of the McKeever Hotels feature large grill bar areas, which serve delicious hearty food all day long. The décor in all their hotels features rich fabrics, stone and dark wood – giving a cosy home from home feel where people feel comfortable and can relax.

A huge part of the company’s ethos is to develop staff relationships and many of the staff have worked for the McKeever family for more than 20 years.

“The staff at the Letterkenny Court are really excellent and it’s clear that they have a passion for the hotel so we are really delighted to be able to retain all those jobs and to be adding to them as renovation work finishes,” Mr McKeever said.

The move to Letterkenny was a natural choice as Catherine’s father John Friel hails from the town and she has dozens of cousins in Donegal.

“Everyone has made us feel so at home and they’ve been really kind and supportive. It’s important for us to be part of the community and to understand what people want and need in Letterkenny,” Catherine McKeever said.

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