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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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POWER OF BREATH

By Jennifer McCarthy, The Bellevue Spa Manager

Modern research is showing us that making even the slight adjustments to the way we inhale, and exhale can halt allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease and even rejuvenate internal organs and improve overall health.

What is considered as medically normal today is anywhere from twelve to twenty breaths a minute. The key to optimum breathing for our health, endurance and longevity benefits is to practice fewer inhales and exhales in smaller volumes. We need to practice slow breathing and aim for 5.5 breaths per minute.

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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

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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 CALL & COLLECT AFTERNOON TEA

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CALL & COLLECT AFTERNOON TEA

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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