Press Up Hospitality Group have revealed their ambitious plans to turn Loftus Hall on the Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford into a luxury destination resort.
Loftus Hall has long been known as Ireland’s most haunted house due to a legend from the late 1800’s about an appearance from the devil at the mansion house. But now it is destined to become a luxury destination resort with 22 bedrooms, 7ft four poster beds, furniture made specially for each room, and with five rooms offering 180 degree sea views of both sides of the peninsula, with a bath located beside the five windows.
The plan is to have the hotel open by late summer 2023 and guests can expect to pay top rates of €500+ a night. Greenhouses are planned for the gardens where vegetables and fruit for the wood panelled kitchen will be grown. The 180-seater restaurant located on the site of the previous restaurant in the building annex – will feature a barrel ceiling made from reclaimed wood from Belfast, with a spectacular fireplace to add to the historic feel of the building. An island bar featuring polished poured concrete is planned, while a 120-seater terrace area is also planned.
Press Up group expect 70 staff to be hired when the hotel first opens, with around 200 employed if the group get planning for a pool, gym, wedding facilities and guest cottages on site.