Greeting guests since 1998

Early beginnings with Fadó Fadó bar

21 years ago

Looking back to the old facade


Our story started back in 1998, and much has changed since them. Thankfully to our guests, we had the opportunity to grow slowly with size and reputation over the last couple of decades. Today we proudly boast 304 guest rooms where we work with our 3-star class while striving to maintain our 5-star service and welcome.
Our Hotel built and owned by the Comerford family, natives to Kilkenny in the sunny south east of Ireland. 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, along with the caring customer service we soon produced a need for more rooms. The Hotel first got a small addition of 21 rooms, and then they multiplied to another 184 more. With our continued success, we began to grow and had a fruitful working relationship with Best Western while still trading as an independent hotel. We were building our brand, our customer reach and completing our bedroom stock to our current inventory of 304 guest rooms. We now no longer work underneath the Best Western umbrella while still maintaining our growth, reach and more importantly, the pride we have our property through continued investment and improvement plan.
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.

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