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  • La Cala Resort voted Spain’s Golf Resort of the Year 2024 at the IAGTO Awards

    15/05/2024

    La Cala Resort voted Spain’s Golf Resort of the Year 2024 at the IAGTO Awards! Continuing a milestone year, La Cala Resort is delighted to announce that it has been voted Spain’s Golf Resort of the Year 2024 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators! First established in 2000, the prestigious IAGTO Awards’ 660 members cast their votes for the golf courses, resorts, and destinations they feel have delivered the

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts nominated as a finalist at Gold Medal Awards

    08/12/2023

    FBD Hotels & Resorts have been nominated as a finalist for Ireland's Best Hotel Group at the Gold Medal Awards 2023. The group's four hotels were also nominated for 11 additional awards.

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts to sponsor the Orby Stakes

    04/05/2023

    FBD Hotels & Resorts today (4th May 2023) announced its sponsorship of the Orby Stakes at The Curragh on Saturday May 27th as David Kelly, CEO FBD Hotels & Resorts joined Evan Arkwright, Racing and Sponsorship Manager at The Curragh in Orby’s Bistro at the racecourse. The Orby Stakes commemorates Orby the first Irish-trained horse to win both the Irish Derby and the Epsom Derby in 1907, who was owned by Richard ‘Boss’ Croker. Irish thoroughbreds three years of age and older will compete in the listed race over 12 furlongs (2400 m) with a total prize money of

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  • The joint venture between Taylor Wimpey Spain and La Cala Golf Resort has been renewed

    04/04/2023

    FBD Hotels & Resorts has announced the extension of its joint venture with Taylor Wimpey, Spain, for the upcoming construction of more than 600 homes. This launch was announced during an event held at the La Cala Clubhouse, which was attended by

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts certified as a Great Place to Work!

    20/02/2023

    FBD Hotels & Resorts are proud to announce that we have officially been certified as a Great Place to Work for 2023 after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland. The accreditation process is based on

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  • The passing of Padraig Walshe

    02/02/2023

    It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the sudden passing of the Chairperson of our parent company and Director of FBD Hotels & Resorts, Padraig Walshe. Padraig was

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  • Killashee Hotel joins the FBD Hotels & Resorts Family

    01/04/2022

    A new chapter in the story of Killashee began today (Friday, 1st April) as the hotel officially joined the FBD Hotels & Resorts family. Killashee Hotel, which is located outside Naas in County Kildare becomes the sixth hotel in the company’s portfolio of luxury four-star and four-star superior hotels and resorts. Killashee joins

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  • FBD Hotels make donation to Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal

    21/03/2022

    FBD Hotels & Resorts stand united with our Ukrainian colleagues and the people of Ukraine as a whole. Today, we are donating €20,000 to the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian appeal. Please donate what you can to http://donate.redcross.ie

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts expands hotel group with agreement to acquire Killashee Hotel for €25m

    14/02/2022

    FBD Hotels & Resorts have reached agreement to acquire Killashee Hotel, located in Co. Kildare for a sum of €25 million. The announcement, which was made today, will see the group add a sixth hotel to its portfolio of luxury four-star and four-star superior hotels and resorts. Established in the early 2000’s, Killashee Hotel is a

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  • La Cala Resort reopens hotel on the 30th June

    12/05/2021

    La Cala Resort, located in Mijas, in the Costa Del Sol, Spain will reopen its hotel for overnight guests on Wednesday 30th June. The resort, part of FBD Hotels & Resorts is already open for golfers to enjoy the spectacular America course. The hotel is

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  • Irish hotels to reopen on the 2nd June for overnight guests

    29/04/2021

    FBD Hotels & Resorts are delighted to confirm that in light of the planned easing of quarantine restrictions related to Covid19, our three Irish hotels, Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, Faithlegg in Waterford and The Heritage in Co Laois will

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  • FBD hotels in Ireland reopen

    01/12/2020

    FBD Hotels & Resorts are pleased to announce that their three Irish properties, Castleknock Hotel, Dublin, Faithlegg, Waterford and The Heritage in Laois will reopen from today, 1st December. This follows the annoucement by the Irish government that

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  • FBD Hotels in Ireland temporarily close due to Covid19 restrictions

    20/10/2020

    FBD Hotels & Resorts are reluctantly having to close their three Irish hotels, Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, Faithlegg in Waterford and The Heritage in Co Laois due to level 5 restrictions being imposed by the Irish government. Our 2 Spanish properties, Sunset Beach Club and La Cala Resort are still open for business. The hotels will close on the 22nd October for all new guests. The restrictions are due to be last for at least 6 weeks but there will be a review after 4.

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  • La Cala unveils a brand new property development

    27/08/2020

    La Cala has announced details of a €13.5 million project to build 56 luxury apartments at the luxury Spanish resort. The Harmony Development will feature panoramic terraces offering views of the resort, which is located between the Sierra des Mijas mountains and the Mediterranean sea. The project is the latest stage of a €120 million joint-venture between La Cala’s owners, FBD Leisure, and leading property developer Taylor Wimpey. More than 320 homes over six different developments have been already been constructed as part of a plan to build 1,000 homes on the resort over the next decade.

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts announce planned reopening dates

    05/06/2020

    FBD Hotels & Resorts are delighted to announce their intention to reopen all their hotels in accordance with the staged lifting of Irish and Spanish government restrictions. The Irish hotels including Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, Faithlegg in Co Waterford and The Heritage in Killenard, Co Laois will now

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  • FBD Hotels and Resorts expands hotel group with acquisition of The Heritage Hotel and Spa

    04/12/2018

    Situated in Killenard, Co Laois just one hour from Dublin, The Heritage Hotel & Spa employs 38 full-time and 108 part-time staff. Facilities include 85 well appointed guestrooms, 13 luxury suites, a tranquil health club and spa, and an extensive wedding, conference and banqueting centre.

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  • Castleknock Hotel completes a €7-million development including 52 new bedrooms, a state-of-the-art luxury spa and upgraded leisure centre.

    19/12/2017

    Castleknock Hotel completes a €7-million development including 52 new bedrooms, a state-of-the-art luxury spa and upgraded leisure centre.The 52 contemporary new bedrooms comprise of 38 deluxe executive rooms, 6 executive rooms, 3 opulent suites and 5 family rooms. The new bedrooms have been upgraded to include high quality amenities, offering guests a new level of comfort.

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  • La Cala Resort features in the Travel Section of the Sunday Times

    17/12/2017

    Top Courses some winter sun and luxury spa activities, Sunday Times Duncan Craig picks golf resorts that will please partners too.

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  • Castleknock Hotel celebrates launch of two new restaurants, Earth & Vine and 22 Bar & Restaurant

    26/09/2017

    Castleknock Hotel celebrates launch of two new restaurants, Earth & Vine and 22 Bar & Restaurant

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts Signs Latest €100M Joint Venture With Taylor Wimpey

    30/07/2017

    FBD HOTELS & RESORTS EARNINGS GROW 8% AS GROUP SIGNS LATEST €100M JOINT VENTURE WITH TAYLOR WIMPEY FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AT IT’S LA CALA RESORT.

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts have continued their Association with the Curragh as of the Official Hotel Partner of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

    17/05/2017

    FBD Hotels & Resorts have continued their Association with the Curragh as of the Official Hotel Partner of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

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  • Jenny Flynn, head chef at Faithlegg House Hotel is named Best Chef Munster Good Eating Guide 2017

    08/05/2017

    Jenny Flynn, head chef at Faithlegg House Hotel is named Best Chef Munster Good Eating Guide 2017

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts announces latest Joint Venture with Taylor Wimpey plc at La Cala Resort Spain

    26/10/2016

    FBD Hotels & Resorts (‘FBDH&R’) has today announced details of a €55 million development at its La Cala Resort in southern Spain that will consist of 158 units comprising 41 townhouses and 107 apartments.

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts to sell Tower Hotel Waterford to Neville Hotels

    10/10/2016

    FBD Hotels and Resorts (FBDH&R) is to sell the Tower Hotel Waterford to Neville Hotels. An agreement to sell the hotel along with adjoining properties has been reached and is expected to conclude within the next 30 days. The proceeds of the sale will be re-invested in FBDH&R’s existing portfolio of 4* hotels and resorts in Ireland and Spain—the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin; Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Resort in Waterford; La Cala Resort in Malaga, Spain; and Sunset Beach Club, also in Malaga, Spain.

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts Announces €7m expansion at Castleknock Hotel & Country Club

    29/08/2016

    Construction is due to commence imminently on a €7m expansion at Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, The planned 21,280sq ft expansion will create an additional 46 rooms at the hotel, bringing the total number of bedrooms to 190.

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  • FBD Hotels & Resorts boost earnings to €9.2M

    27/06/2016

    FBD Hotels & Resorts reported strong performance in 2015 with €9.2m EBITDA – exceeding forecast, The company is targeting €50m operating profits across its hotels and resorts portfolio to 2020.

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  • Taylor Wimpey and La Cala Golf Resort - February 2018

    12/03/2018

    FBD Hotels & Resorts and Taylor Wimpey launch a new development at La Cala Resort called Grandview. It will consist of 40 apartments and 20 luxury two and three bedroom penthouses that will be completely private and enclosed with communal gardens and swimming pools.

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