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October 02, 2017
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.

The Gold Medal Awards, in association with the Hotel & Catering Review magazine, are regarded as the gold standard of the hospitality industry annual awards in Ireland. Having recently won Sky Bar of the Year Award for the Panorama Bistro and Terrace, as well as the Award of Excellence from the Irish Services Accommodation Institute, General Manager Brian Bowler was delighted to pick up the top gong at the Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny were the awards were hosted this week.

“I am thrilled to accept this Gold Medal award for City Hotel on behalf of the team at the Montenotte Hotel, and proprietor Frankie Whelehan. This award acknowledges our extraordinary team, our unique setting in Cork and attention to customer experience at the Montenotte Hotel,” said Brian Bowler, General Manager at the Montenotte Hotel.

Following a €6 million refurbishment at the hotel, the Montenotte reopened last year, and has quickly become been a firm favourite for business and leisure guests visiting Cork. Celebrities such as Pippa and Brian Ormond, Daniel O’Donnell, Rosanna Davison among others have made the city centre hotel their home from home in the rebel county.

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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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In 2017 the management team of the Montenotte hotel decided to embark on uncovering the history of our unique hotel. Having limited knowledge on its previous residence we commissioned a local historian, Margaret Lantry, recommended by UCC for her knowledge of Cork’s Merchant princes. The research project took over 12 months but the history uncovered and the stories told were remarkable.

The research documents, the background history, to the houses and the hotels on the site preliminary research was conducted involving the examination of the land records including ordinance survey, name books and letters, the tithe allotment books and valuation office records. The 1901 and 1911 censuses and Cork city street directories were also examined as were street directories since 1867. Other sources used where newspapers for mentions of the Lee view hotel and country club hotel in order to find out more about their history.

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There are times when nothing else will do, but being surrounded by your best friends in a luxury hotel, in a great city with lots to see, shop and do!  For those times, the Montenotte ‘Girls on Tour’ is the perfect treat for a unique girl’s weekend away.

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