Exciting times for The Limerick Savoy Collection
Renowned in Limerick for their exceptional customer service and hospitality skills, the Limerick Savoy collection operates four properties – the five-star Savoy Hotel, the iconic Hamptons Bar & Grill, Da Vincenzo and the George Boutique Hotel.
Named ‘Best Boutique Hotel of the Year in Ireland’ at the 2018 Irish Hotel Awards, The George Boutique Hotel celebrated 10 years in business last year.
Handsome, polished and perfectly placed, The Savoy is right in the heart of the Savoy Group and vibrant downtown Limerick. It is also the city’s only 5-star hotel.
The Savoy is a name that has been associated with culture and sophistication in Limerick since the 1930s, when the original cinema, theatre and restaurant opened its doors on this site.
The Savoy Hotel is built where the old Savoy once stood, and the hotel continues the long tradition of style, sparkle and hospitality associated with this name in this historic city centre location. Sleekly modern but resolutely old-school in terms of impeccable levels of service and classic touches, The Savoy is a luxurious city centre option for business or pleasure.
Each of the excellent selection of bars and restaurants on site makes The Savoy a destination for locals as well as guests; including the stylish Savoy Bar, the eclectic and cosy Library, the airy and elegant Savoy Restaurant and the always-buzzing Hamptons Bar & Grill.
It has been a busy 18 months for The Limerick Savoy Collection, who introduced Savoy Space in late 2017; eight new hi-tech offices in its bustling business centre, catering to the burgeoning tech sector in the city. They have invested close to €500,000 in the Savoy Space project.
The new suite of offices, designed by Italian design group Studio Arredo/Think Green, is located on the second floor of the city centre Limerick hotel, The Savoy. The design team, led by Maurilio Citterio, worked closely with The Savoy Hotel project team – basing the specifications for the Savoy Space offices on similar operations in Silicon Valley, New York and London.
A collaborative environment in a city centre location with private, quiet and secure spaces, inspiring contemporary design and 24/7 access and security, the Savoy Space offices at The Savoy Hotel provide all the tools needed to maximise the workspace experience for any business.
At Savoy Space, all utility costs are included; from complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi over secure networks, to complimentary local and national calls and in-house administrative support. There is also a wide range of additional services, plus the added bonus of access to all the exceptional 5-star facilities at The Savoy, ideal for the solo professional, the new business, the temporary user, or the off-site business meeting.
Following the opening of Savoy Space, the Limerick Savoy collection joined forces with Findlater & Co. – the general grocers and wine merchants brand with a rich and storied heritage dating back to 1823 – to create the vibrant new Alex Findlater & Co. Food & Wine Hall, an impressive 18,000 square foot emporium on the city’s main street, O’Connell Street.
Located on the ground floor of The George Hotel, in the heart of the city’s shopping and restaurant quarter, it is an original and inspirational new resource for food and wine lovers.
The first of its kind in the city – and the first in what the partnership hopes will be a strong new Irish retail presence, with potential other sites being looked at around the country – the substantial Food & Wine Hall opened in March 2018 and includes a lavish Oyster & Seafood Bar, an upmarket food area, an elegant Bollinger Jazz & Supper Club, and a fantastic selection of over 300 wines from across the globe, showcased at the handsome purpose-built wine theatre.
There will also be a flagship Warbler & Wren Coffee House, as well as in-house coffee from Lavazza and Robert Roberts and a full premium food retail experience. This makes the Alex Findlater & Co. Food & Wine Hall the new go-to destination in Limerick for food and drink shopping, all-day dining and meeting with friends over exceptional coffee, great wines and Champagnes; as well as delicious dishes from a wide variety of carefully curated menus.
Findlater & Co. have provided their professionalism and breadth of offering on coffee and wine to The Limerick Savoy Collection for many years, and this new business venture is a brilliant blend of two companies at the top of their game.
Bringing a lush new layer of luxury and creating a stylish new drinking and dining destination in the city centre, the Alex Findlater & Co. Food & Wine Hall will add buzz and excitement to Limerick’s vibrant shopping and restaurant quarter.
With plans to roll out the concept to a wider audience in other Irish cities and possibly in the UK, for now it is the lucky food and wine lovers of Limerick who will be the first to sample its delights.
Behind the continued developments, partnerships and achievements is Managing Director Ronan Branigan, who has been at the helm of the Savoy Group 10 years.
Exciting times are set to continue in 2019 and beyond with planning permission granted in June which will see The Savoy extend into the neighbouring Mill building at the Henry Street and Shannon Street junction, creating many construction jobs in the process and a multi-million euro investment from The Limerick Savoy Collection.
The Savoy Hotel, Henry Street, Limerick