Approval granted for major expansion of landmark Kilkenny city hotel
A Kilkenny city-centre hotel has been granted permission for its ambitious plans to extend its accommodation and conference offering.
Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel on the junction of Bridge Street and John Street, which is owned by the Neville Hotel Group, has been given the go-ahead to build a four-storey extension to the existing building.
Kilkenny County Council has approved the plans, which include the demolition of a two-storey structure at the rear of the hotel, which will be replaced with a new two to four-storey extension.
Permission for the project was granted after Neville Hotels provided the local authority with more information regarding 12 sections of the plans.
Nine new bedrooms, two suites, a new conference and breakout space, a gymnasium, a holding kitchen and storage spaces will be constructed as part of the development.
New external access steps, toilets, a conservatory/breakout space, a new internal access stairs and lift and an external ramped disabled access will also be built.
This is the second planning approval granted to Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel this year. In January it was given the green light to build 19 new bedrooms, increasing its capacity to more than 120 guest rooms.