Topic: Cork City

2021 - A YEAR IN REVIEW

December 28, 2021

2021 - A YEAR IN REVIEW – but a year to be very proud.

As we say goodbye to 2021, a year that has arguably been hugely challenging for our industry, we can’t help but be hopeful that 2022 will be a better one.

Even with all the challenges that faced us this year, what with us being in restrictions for the first five months of the year, here at The Montenotte Hotel, like so many others we pivoted, and this started by us opening our Vintage Van Café outside the front door of the hotel. The opening of the Vintage Van allowed us to bring some of our team members back to work. The locals here around the hotel in the Montenotte area, loved the Vintage Van Café as they went for walks within their 5KM radius. We are so appreciative of the support that the local community provided us with during those early days of 2021.


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GIFTING WITH A DIFFERENCE THIS FESTIVE SEASON 

We all love a gift card, they are so versatile and work for both the purchaser and those in receipt of the gift. However, this year, here at The Montenotte Hotel we wanted to do something a little extra and have been working on developing new enticing gift boxes, created in true Montenotte fashion - by staying unique.

Our team led by Zuzana Brosnan, our Marketing Manager, have created some truly spectacular bespoke gifts, designed with style and sophistication, for Bellevue Spa and our new Montenotte Gin.


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LET THE GOOD TIMES BE-GIN

With lockdowns a thing of the past (here’s hoping), it is time to let the good times be-gin. Whilst we were closed during the lockdown at the start of the year, our amazing Food & Beverage team worked tirelessly behind the scenes with Blackwater Distillery to create our very own Montenotte Gin inspired by our Victorian gardens.

Having our own gin was an idea our team has spoken about for a long time, but with the reopening of the hotel on the horizon as well as opening of our new stylish rooftop bar, The Glasshouse in August, it was possible to plan again and the Montenotte Gin was born…


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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

August 05, 2021

WE ARE THRILLED TO INTRODUCE THE LATEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 'CHECKING IN' TO THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL

Continuing with our long-standing heritage and commitment to supporting the arts and creating memorable experiences for our guests, we are delighted to announce that the latest Artist in Residence ‘checking in’  at the hotel, is a collection by the renowned contemporary artist Peter Dee who is showcasing his first ever solo exhibition here at The Montenotte Hotel.

The exhibition will take place in the hotel until January 2022 as part of our Artist in Residence programme, in association with The Gallery Kinsale which is now in its fourth year running. The programme aims to support local Irish artists by offering a six month tenure to showcase at the hotel, where guests and visitors can peruse and enjoy at their leisure.


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The Numbers That Matter to Us

Well hello 2021, 6 months in……………as we reflect back on a the first 6 months of a year like no other, which will in time be a “moment in history”… we had a look at the NUMBERS THAT MATTERED to us. As the old gameshow was 15 to 1, we have gone with 20,000 to 1 in our look back on the first 6 months of 2021 for all things The Montenotte Hotel as we prepared to reopen the hotel again to the our valued guests on the 2nd June.
So…
We refurbished..
We introduced new services..
We welcomed new team members..
We won awards..
We continued to innovate and engage..
We prepared and planned..


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OUR 3 FAVOURITE COCKTAILS FOR A STYLISH SUMMER AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL

As the weather heats up, we tend to long for delicious, light and refreshing cocktails to cool us down and enjoy with friends on a summers evening and which will add a touch of glamour to your get-together

Our amazing beverage team led by the Bar Manager Gaëtan, created some amazing signature cocktails  in advance of reopening to add to our new stylish cocktail menu for the guests to enjoy this summer.


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Girls on Tour in Cork City

  Is there anything more exciting than planning a weekend away with the girls and your pals? To be surrounded by your best friends in a luxury hotel, in luxury surroundings in a great city with lots to see and do – what bliss!

We have everything you need for the perfect girly getaway in Cork; from luxury bedrooms, stylish cocktails, delightful dining, relaxing spa treatments and much more…


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GIRLIE WEEKEND BREAKS

April 28, 2021

THE GIRLS CAN NOW GETAWAY TO CORK CITY..

Is there anything more exciting than planning a weekend away with the girls and your pals? To be surrounded by your best friends in a luxury hotel, in interesting surroundings, in a great city with lots to see and do – what bliss!

We have everything you need for the perfect girly getaway in Cork; from luxury bedrooms, stylish cocktails, delightful dining, relaxing treatments and much more…


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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

August 27, 2020

Yes… the largest Sculpture Exhibition in Ireland is now open at The Montenotte Hotel

By Ray Kelleher – Director of Sales & Marketing

A stunning Sculpture Exhibition has been installed at our hotel this week, here at The Montenotte Hotel, in the sunken Victorian Gardens and will be on-site for the next four weeks, in association with the prestigious amazing The Kildare Gallery.

In keeping with our company’s commitment to support Irish art and culture, 38 sculptures by 18 Irish artists, including Bob Quinn, Stephanie Hess and Donnacha Cahill have now adorned the gardens. The works range in themes, scale and materials including ceramic, bronze, bog oak and copper steel.


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ANOTHER WAY TO ENJOY AFTERNOON TEA

~ Launch of our call and collect ‘Pure Cork Afternoon Tea’ ~
~ This special treat is perfect for cocooning loved ones and will support local producers and charity Our Hospital Heroes ~

Does lockdown have you pining for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones and mouth-watering desserts? If you have a special occasion coming up, want to treat cocooning loved ones, or host a small socially distanced garden gathering when restrictions are eased, fear not, as Cork’s we have put Afternoon Tea back on the menu with the launch of a new call and collect service - available from Saturday 16th May! Orders will be taken from Friday 14th May. 


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MY MONTENOTTE EXPERIENCE

This Saturday, on February 1st, I ventured down to Cork for a weekend break in the picturesque and beautifully modern, Montenotte Hotel.
As they say, January is the only month with twice as many days as the rest. Maybe it’s the post-Christmas, back to reality, dark at 4pm aspect, but January really does drag. The first day of Spring was the perfect time for a trip away. Matt drove and we arrived to check-in at 2pm, bringing the total journey time to just under 3 hours.

As always, if anyone has any questions regarding the stay, please do let me know. I am always happy to answer!
All my foodie love,
Fifi
@fifisfoodblogdublin


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Dermaviduals Oleogel 

 

Oleogel plus from Dermaviduals is a must have for every household . This pot of goodness has healing powers and can be used as a spot treatment, mask or multi-purpose moisturiser. Oleogel is free from water and can be bottled free from any preservatives and contains high quality skin care oils of plant origin, this versatile balm only requires the tiniest amount and penetrates very quickly. It’s a product that the whole family can benefit from and is a first aid essential for any home and fantastic for busy mothers on the go.


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Irish Sculptures to Adorn the Victorian Sunken Gardens at Luxury Cork Hotel


In keeping with Montenotte’s Hotel commitment to supporting Irish artists, 35 works of art from Irish sculptors will be exhibited in the stunning gardens of the Cork city boutique hotel from 27 June 2019.


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A brillant mix of mix of urban and country, there is an endless supply of things to do in Cork this Summer season, whether you prefer the outdoors, or would rather sit down and watch the world go by with your favourite aperitif.


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One Year on at Cork’s Coolest, Calmest Spa 

Last May, luxury boutique hotel, The Montenotte opened the stunning Bellevue Spa and Style Suite. Developed by the same spa designer as Adare Manor, the Bellevue Spa brought luxury to Cork in a unique way by creating an oasis of calm in the heart of the city centre.


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CORK BEFORE YOU DIE

VOLUME ONE 

As Corkonians, we are very passionate about our city. We know we offer a selection of exciting and unique things to do and attractions for our visitors to enjoy. Yet, life is like a bungee jump-you have yet to know what it feels like or experience the thrill, but you know it is going to be exhilarating. We love to brag about how amazing our city the “real capital” is. Here we have taken the time to give you our list of “Cork Before You Die”


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A Uniquely Cork Affair at the Montenotte Hotel

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St Patrick's Break in Cork City

Come and join us in the award-winning Montenotte Hotel Cork, as the centre of the city is set to become transformed by a riot of colour and sound. There will be something for everyone with food markets, street performers, musicians and marching bands bringing high-octane entertainment and lots of laughs. There is so much to see and do this festival weekend which takes place from 15th-18th March. Catch The Lee Sessions in pubs around town, visit some of our top attractions, see an exhibition or discover the city on foot at your own pace with Cork City Walks . Cork is definitely the place to be for St. Patrick’s weekend with this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever. To view the official festival programme, click here.


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EASTER IN CORK

January 30, 2019

Easter Break in Cork City

12th-27th April  2019

Here in Ireland, Easter is considered an important holiday, as it is a celebration of new life in all its forms,. Many people therefore choose this time to travel for new adventures, or to be closer to family, both of which are a great opportunity to get outdoors and partake in some fun activities.


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The Cork International Choral Festival is an annual music festival held in Cork City, Ireland

This year the festival will run from the 1st-5th May 2019


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MID-TERM BREAK IN CORK CITY 18TH-22ND FEBRUARY 2019

Mid-term break is just around the corner and that means one thing – seven full days that need to be filled with fun tasks and activities. A little bit of organising and preparation will go a long way to ensure the holidays are enjoyed by all, and that is where we at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel can help. There is plenty to do and see in Cork city so be sure to take advantage of our stunning location during your stay in the beautiful city and county of Cork.


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WINTER ROOM SALE

Add a bit of colour to your life this winter and spring, experience all that the award-winning Montenotte Hotel has to offer.


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GIFT IDEAS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY 

The most romantic day of the year will soon be upon us, Valentine’s Day. It is the time of year where you may spend forever choosing the perfect gift, something they will appreciate and truly enjoy, even brag about receiving! Regardless of how long you have been together, from young love to a well-burning flame, picking the perfect gift for February 14th can be tricky.


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WINTER BREAKS IN CORK

Blow away those cobwebs with an air of freshness and spoil yourself with a well-deserved winter break, where Cork city sparkles in the frosty weather. Sometimes you just want to get a weekend away in a city that you’ve always been meaning to visit or you want to experience certain holidays in a new and interesting way. There is plenty to do and see so be sure to take advantage of our stunning location during your stay in the beautiful city and county of Cork.


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Christmas at the Montenotte Hotel …
we have it all wrapped up for you!

Bellevue Spa, Cork's only boutique city spa at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel will be hosting an Exclusive Christmas Gifting Night on Wednesday 28th November 2018 & Thursday 6th December at 7pm.

On arrival, enjoy a drinks reception with festive canapés. This unique festive shopping event offers you the opportunity to experience our exclusive product range including Dermaviduals Skin Care and Bellevue Botanticals, as well our beautiful product range in The Style Suite of Kerastase, OPI Nails and Young Blood Mineral Cosmetics.

On the night, guests will hear from industry experts on the importance of skin care including Peigin Crowley, consultant of Bellevue Spa, Cliff at Lyons & Adare Manor to mention but a few. Ireland's leading expert in Dermaviduals Skin Care, Jennifer McCarthy.

The first 20 people to register for our exclusive event will receive a complimentary 15 minute express treatment*. All guests can avail of 10% off all products on the night of the event. Festive gift hampers and gift vouchers will be available also to purchase on the night.

For enquiries, please call us on 021 453 0050

*Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply..

For more information and to claim your ticket click here  


Dermaviduals DMS Cleanser

 

A Correct Cleanser is the most important part of any skincare routine and is a vital that this is carried out correctly in order to maintain the long term health of your Skin.


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CHRISTMAS IN CORK

October 30, 2018

CHRISTMAS IN CORK

With Santa’s countdown well and truly underway, let us take the stress out of your Christmas list!  For shopping, shows and festive fun, nowhere beats Cork at Christmas. Nowhere does it better than the 'real capital'. We have put together a list of wonderful experiences for you to enjoy during your time with us at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel.


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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

October 25, 2018

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT

Unique gifting from The Montenotte Hotel


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Dermaviduals Skincare at Bellevue Spa Cork

 

Winter Season is fast approaching therefore face the seasonal changes with the right Facial and Skincare at Bellevue Spa, The Montenotte Hotel.

Skin is like nature it changes seasonal based on humidity level and sunlight.

The beauty of Dermaviduals was that it changes with your skin demands in all seasons and all stresses.


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MID TERM IN CORK CITY

October 18, 2018

MID TERM IN CORK CITY 

Are you making plans for this mid-term? Cork comes alive with this October with festivals throughout Cork city & county.  To help you plan your break in the award-winning Montenotte Hotel we have put together a list of wonderful experiences for you to enjoy during your time with us.


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CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

The Cork Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Cork City, Ireland.  This year the festival will run from the 25th-29th October 2018.


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  Cork, September 2018:  Many of Cork’s landmark buildings including City Hall, County Hall, Port of Cork, University College Cork, CIT’s City Centre Hub on Grand Parade, The Capitol and One Albert Quay among others, will be turning red this week to mark the launch of a new brand to promote all that is great about Cork.
The “We are Cork” brand will enhance marketing of the city and county nationally and internationally as a great place to live, work, invest, study, play, visit and succeed.

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 Cork, September 2018: The latest exciting development at the Montenotte Hotel, Cork City is the appointment of Liam Kirwan to the role of Executive Head Chef.

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BELLEVUE Botanicals Massage

 

WHAT IS BELLEVUE  BOTANICALS?
A product line created for us and inspired by our Sunken Victorian Garden. Our botanicals contain rose, lavender , rosemary, peat from Laois, Carrageen Moss and Beeswax from West Cork. These botanical treatments have been carefully curated for the customer and aim to relax and rejuvenate. Bellevue Botanicals is 100% natural and made in Ireland.


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 The Montenotte Hotel launches Artist in Residence Programme
 

In July 2018: An innovative programme to support Irish artists has been launched by boutique hotel, The Montenotte.


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VIP Launch of Bellevue Spa & Style Suite

In glorious sunshine, on the magnificent Panorama Terrace on Thursday 28th June 2018, a gathering of style icons convened for the exclusive VIP launch of the Bellevue Spa & Style Suite. 


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JUNE IN CORK CITY

This June sees Cork alive with festivals throughout the city and county.  To help you plan your break in the award-winning Montenotte Hotel we have compiled a list of wonderful experiences for you to enjoy during your time with us.


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The Montenotte Hotel Wins Best City Hotel at Ireland’s Gold Medal Awards

Monday, 2 October 2017: It’s three in a row for the Montenotte Hotel! The luxury four-star boutique hotel in Cork city has added the Hotel & Catering industry’s highest award, the Gold Medal Award 2017 for Best City Hotel, to its list of recent accolades.


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THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL PANORAMA BISTRO & TERRACE SCOOPS BEST HOTEL BAR AWARD

Cork, 23 August 2017: Anyone who has enjoyed the views of Cork city from the Panorama Terrace at the Montenotte Hotel will appreciate why it was awarded the Hotel Bar of the Year 2017 at the Sky Bar Awards in Dublin this week.  Beating off stiff competition from luxury hotels in the capital and across Ireland, the Montenotte Hotel team picked up the highest accolade in the Irish hotel and licensing trade for their unique panoramic bar and bistro overlooking Cork.


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2021 - A YEAR IN REVIEW

The Montenotte blog

2021 - A YEAR IN REVIEW

2021 - A YEAR IN REVIEW – but a year to be very proud.

As we say goodbye to 2021, a year that has arguably been hugely challenging for our industry, we can’t help but be hopeful that 2022 will be a better one.

Even with all the challenges that faced us this year, what with us being in restrictions for the first five months of the year, here at The Montenotte Hotel, like so many others we pivoted, and this started by us opening our Vintage Van Café outside the front door of the hotel. The opening of the Vintage Van allowed us to bring some of our team members back to work. The locals here around the hotel in the Montenotte area, loved the Vintage Van Café as they went for walks within their 5KM radius. We are so appreciative of the support that the local community provided us with during those early days of 2021.

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GIFTING WITH A DIFFERENCE THIS FESTIVE SEASON AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL

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GIFTING WITH A DIFFERENCE THIS FESTIVE SEASON AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL

GIFTING WITH A DIFFERENCE THIS FESTIVE SEASON 

We all love a gift card, they are so versatile and work for both the purchaser and those in receipt of the gift. However, this year, here at The Montenotte Hotel we wanted to do something a little extra and have been working on developing new enticing gift boxes, created in true Montenotte fashion - by staying unique.

Our team led by Zuzana Brosnan, our Marketing Manager, have created some truly spectacular bespoke gifts, designed with style and sophistication, for Bellevue Spa and our new Montenotte Gin.

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STYLISH FESTIVE COCKTAILS TO ENJOY THIS FESTIVE SEASON...

The Montenotte blog

STYLISH FESTIVE COCKTAILS TO ENJOY THIS FESTIVE SEASON...

STYLISH FESTIVE COCKTAILS TO ENJOY THIS FESTIVE SEASON...

The festive season is here, and we are ready to embrace, savour and enjoy the lead up to the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you will get to join us here at the Hotel or will be creating your own Christmas magic at home, we hope we can inspire you.

Our beverage team led by Bar Manager Gaëtan Chemin, have created three special festive cocktails for the season, and we would like to share recipes for two of these with you.

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