Raymond Kelleher, Sales & Marketing Manager and Conor O’Toole, General Manager of the Clayton Hotel Cork City get a helping hand with the re-branding from Munster Rugby’s Peter O’Mahony and Stephen Archer.

Following the acquisition of the Clarion Hotel Cork City by Dalata Hotel Group, the official re-brand to Clayton Hotel Cork City was announced in mid-January, as well as a €2m investment at the four star property. The hotel will benefit from a multi-million euro investment, which will include rooms refurbishment, a new restaurant, Clayton Hotels’ signature Red Bean Roaster Café in the atrium, and improved conferencing. The hotel’s swimming pool, steam room and gym have already been upgraded for the newly re-branded Club Vitae leisure club. Room renovations and work on the ground floor are already underway. Employing more than 168 people, all staff at the 198-bedroom hotel were retained in the transition from Clarion to Clayton Hotel Cork City, and it is expected that there will be additional job creation in 2017.