New season, new beginnings at The Lake Hotel…

The Lake Hotel Killarney reopened for the season on Thursday 1st February and in keeping with tradition, the new season marked the unveiling of new developments at the luxurious four star property. Each year, the Huggard family invest in the enhancement of the hotel and are highly committed to maintaining a high standard for their guests.


Over the past number of weeks, the hotel’s winter projects have included the refurbishment of their multi-award winning Castlelough Restaurant, the revamp of 20 bedrooms including the addition of a luxurious family suite and, the commencement of an exciting 2024 project in the hotel’s wellness centre.


The Castlelough Restaurant has been transformed with lavish interiors that resonate with the breathtaking surroundings. Deer printed carpet, plush blinds and curtains, eye catching cream wooden pillars and, the installation of a new breakfast buffet area are just some of the enhancements. Warm and serene tones used throughout ensure an inviting and relaxing ambience for guests.


Facing into the season ahead, The Lake Hotel also received some exciting awards news as they were among the winners in the Virgin Media Business Gold Medal awards. The Lake Hotel received the silver medal in Ireland’s Four Star Resort category and, the bronze medal for Chef of the Year was awarded to the hotel’s Executive Chef, Noel Enright. Featuring in Ireland’s top 3 in both categories at these prestigious awards is a great boost for the year ahead. The top 3 Four Star resort hotels were named as follows: Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, The Lake Hotel and, Parknasilla Resort & Spa.


Now in their 34th year, the Virgin Media Business Gold Medal Awards recognise and reward excellence in hospitality and catering operations across the island of Ireland. The winners were announced on Tuesday, the 30th of January at a gala awards ceremony hosted by Anton Savage at The Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway.


Sales and Marketing Manager Sheila O’Callaghan commented, “Featuring among the winners in two categories at the renowned Gold Medal awards is a wonderful start to our season. We couldn’t be prouder of our amazing team. Without their hard work and commitment, accolades like these would not be possible.”

She also noted, “We are thrilled with the enhancements made throughout our seasonal closure. The Huggard family are highly committed to maintaining exemplary standards for our guests and invest extensively in the hotel each year. The recent investment will really enhance what was already a wonderful product offering.”


The Lake Hotel is a four star family owned property and has been in the Huggard family name for over 100 years. A long tradition of warm Irish hospitality awaits. Nestled on the lakeshore, overlooking the renowned Lakes of Killarney, and just 2kms from Killarney town centre, The Lake Hotel offers a truly exceptional location and something unique for all its visitors. Serving delectable dishes daily, The Lake Hotel is a stunning location for lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal.


The Lake Hotel have some superb offers available on Telephone 064 6631035.

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