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THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL’S ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

We recognize that our business has an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations and to help secure the long term sustainability of the Hotel Industry”. To this end The Montenotte Hotel is committed to the following actions:

  • To achieve sound environmental practices across our entire operation.
  •  To produce an annual Environmental Plan setting out our Objectives, Targets and Action Plan.
  • To comply fully with all relevant legislation.
  • To minimize our waste and reduce our water consumption where possible.
  • To Reduce, Re-use and Recycle the resources consumed by our business wherever practical.
  • To invite our suppliers and contractors to participate in our efforts to protect the environment.
  • To provide all employees with the training and resources required to meet our objectives.
  • To monitor and record our environmental impacts on a regular basis and compare our performance with our policies, objectives and targets.
  • Our customers and guests will be made aware of our initiatives and we will encourage them to help us achieve our environmental goals.

SUSTAINABLE MEETINGS & EVENTS

In order to make your meeting or event as sustainable as possible and inline with our Environmental Policy we are committed to the below:

 

  • Our air-handling units are eco-friendly and only used when required to reduce electricity consumption
  • The lighting in our meeting rooms is produced by energy-efficient bulbs
  • All paper and plastic products used during your meeting or event are recycled including menus, conference papers water bottles etc.
  • We offer tap water instead of bottled water on request to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles
  • We ensure lights are turned off in our meeting rooms when they are not in use
  • We e-mail quotations and contracts instead of printing
  • We use local food suppliers with all of our food sourced within Ireland in order to support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint
  • All glass beverage bottles are returned or recycled
  • All food waste generated within the premises is disposed of as compostable waste


 

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

  • Separate any waste which requires recycling when your meeting is finished.
  • Consider the environment when reviewing the details of your meeting and communicating your agenda by using e-mail where possible instead of printing.
  • Request tap water should you wish to minimise your use of single use plastics.
  • Consider using public transport or car-pooling amongst attendees when travelling to the Hotel.
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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.

With so many events, including showcase events like Bloom, cancelled, our exhibition is now the largest outdoor exhibition of its kind in Ireland this year!

We now encourage as many locals and visitors as possible to visit the Sculpture Exhibition and wander around the wonder of these secret gardens, which were only recently rediscovered and restored to their former glory of 100 years ago.  Your body and mind will truly relax as you peruse the art, breathe in the aromatic scents of lavender, myrtle and rosemary, and listen to the soothing sounds of the water fountain.

You can also take in the spectacular views of the exhibition, Victorian Gardens and Cork city from a high from the recently refurbished Panorama Terrace. We just ask that you pop to the hotel reception and register your details to gain access.

For myself, I am only just with the hotel less than 2 weeks and there is no doubt that this is one of Ireland’s most instragrammable hotels and the sculpture exhibition enhances this.

We hosted a press call to launch the exhibition with the Lord Mayor Cllr Joe Kavanagh and the Lady Mayoress Stephanie this week and our General Manager Brian Bowler commented , “We are delighted to host such a magnificent Sculpture Exhibition in association with the Kildare Gallery, after a hugely successful inaugural event in 2019.  It’s part of our ongoing ethos to support Irish artists, and it has never been more important to do, as the arts community has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. To see these incredible sculptures against the backdrop of our re-discovered sunken Victorian gardens is a stunning sight to behold”.

It was also great to meet Ruth Liddle from the Kildare Gallery who is the curator of the exhibition. I feel my artistic knowledge has grown since I arrived at The Montenotte Hotel.

The Sculpture Exhibition will run until September 26th.  All of the pieces are available to purchase with The Kildare Gallery and for more information about visiting the exhibition see here

Ray Kelleher
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Montenotte Hotel
rkelleher@themontenottehotel.com
@raykellehercork

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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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FIFI'S FOOD BLOG REVIEW

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FIFI'S FOOD BLOG REVIEW

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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