Our story started back in 1998 when the hotel was first built however much has changed since then. Thankfully we have had the opportunity to grow slowly, both in size and reputation, over the last couple of decades. Today we proudly boast 304 guest rooms and although we are graded 3 star, we strive to offer a 5-star welcome and service.
Our Hotel is owned by the Comerford family whom are natives to Kilkenny in the sunny south east of Ireland and our sister property Avalon House Hotel (www.avalonhousehotel.ie) is situated in their hometown of Castlecomer. We have very nurturing and caring owners, who through continued investment in their product and people provide an excellent base for anyone seeking accommodation and a comfortable stay in the city centre.
Our central location could not be more ideal and along with our strong investment in customer service, we soon produced a need for more rooms. The hotel first administered a small addition of 21 rooms, and then they multiplied to another 184 more. With our continued success, we began to grow were building our brand, our customer reach and completing our bedroom stock to our current inventory of 304 guest rooms.
We are still maintaining our growth, reach and more importantly the pride we have in our property through continued investment and ongoing improvement plans. There is more to come in 2020!
The Comerford family still have a hands-on role in the management of our company. Even though we have changed in size Academy Plaza reserves traditional Irish values and continues to greet guests with genuine Irish friendliness and integrity - thanks to our team and family.