Cork hotel reopens its doors to frontline staff during pandemic

Cork hotel reopens its doors to frontline staff during pandemic
The Kingsley Hotel on Carrigrohane Road overlooking the River Lee. Picture: Denis Minihane.

A Cork city hotel has reopened its doors to frontline workers during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The Kingsley Hotel is one of two properties which make up The Fota Collection.

The hotel which closed its doors to the public back in March, has a total of 131 bedrooms and suites which have been made available to frontline staff in partnership with the HSE.

Located on Carrigrohane Road, the hotel is close to the city’s hospitals and residential homes where staff are fighting on the frontline to stop the spread of the virus.

Finola Twomey, Group Director of Sales and Marketing at The Fota Collection said that hotel staff are honoured to be a home away from home for frontline staff while they continue to keep everyone safe.

The Kingsley, set on the River Lee, usually caters mostly for people travelling for corporate events and both Fota Collection properties, The Kingsley and Fota Island Resort, attract mostly domestic visitors with the remainder of visitors.

Before Covid-19 hit, 60% of The Kingsley’s business is Irish, 18% is US, 12% is British and again 4% is German and French respectively.

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