Double Celebrations at Hoban Hotel Kilkenny

Double Celebrations at Hoban Hotel Kilkenny

We are celebrating on the double as they are awarded Failte Ireland 4-star status and Great Place To Work certification through PREM Group.

Located just five minutes’ drive from Kilkenny city centre on the N10 ring road, our hotel is a popular destination for meetings, corporate stays and leisure breaks. There are 4 meeting rooms available with capacity for up to 80 delegates. Parking is free of charge for all guests.

Since purchasing the hotel in 2018, PREM Group have invested over €2.2 million to completely refurbish the property. In 2019, the lobby, bar and restaurant were completely redesigned by architect Hugh Wallace with an investment of over €1 million. A further investment of €1.2 million included the renovation of all guest rooms, bathrooms, meeting rooms and corridors.

Commenting on the hotel’s new 4-star status, Hugh Fitzpatrick, General Manager said “We are thrilled to be commended as a 4-star hotel, an achievement that is largely due to our superb team of staff. Having worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, this accreditation is testament to their efforts in welcoming every guest with a smile and ensuring everyone enjoys their stay. The refurbishment work has completely transformed our hotel. The guest rooms now include Nepresso machines, brand new TVs, headboards, bedside lockers, wallpaper, curtains, marble top tables, chairs, and new lighting. The bathrooms have been entirely renovated and fitted with walk-in rainfall showers and steam free mirrors. We’re so proud of this fabulous new offering and we are looking forward to a busy season ahead.

Our certification as a Great Place To Work is a fantastic reflection of the great efforts made by The Hoban team to create an environment where everyone feels respected, treated fairly and rewarded for their efforts. We are in our first year of a 3-year programme with Failte Ireland’s Employer Excellence Programme, which helps us focus on great employee engagement, providing a rewarding career choice for our team.”



Established in 1996, PREM Group is an international hospitality business operating in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. It is the parent company to several businesses including its hospitality management division PREM Hospitality, Rate Wise (revenue management company) Sprint Digital (digital marketing agency), Trinity Hotel Groups (securing inbound tour operator business) and Premier Business Centres (serviced offices).

PREM Group currently owns 6 properties including

  1. Osprey Hotel Naas
  2. Cahernane House Hotel Killarney
  3. Hoban Hotel Kilkenny
  4. Leopold Hotel Sheffield
  5. PREMIER SUITES Dublin Leeson Street
  6. PREMIER SUITES Edinburgh



2,200 keys across the group
31 properties (Including Leased, Owned and Managed)
5 International Hotel Brands
Operating in Ireland, England, Scotland, Belgium, and The Netherlands
1,100 employees under direct report
25 years in business
60 employees at the Dublin Head Office



  1. Holiday Inn
  2. Express by Holiday Inn
  3. Hotel Indigo
  4. Voco
  5. Crowne Plaza
  6. Small Luxury Hotels



The Leopold Hotel Collection

  1. Leopold Hotel Sheffield
  2. Leopold Hotel Oudenaarde
  3. Leopold Hotel Ostend



  3. PREMIER SUITES Birmingham
  4. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Bristol Cabot
  5. PREMIER SUITES Bristol Redcliffe
  6. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Ballsbridge
  7. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Dublin Leeson Street
  8. PREMIER SUITES Dublin Sandyford
  9. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Glasgow Bath Street
  10. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Glasgow George Square
  11. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Edinburgh (opening Q1 2023)
  12. PREMIER SUITES Liverpool
  13. PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
  14. PREMIER SUITES Reading

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Our travel writer, Sarah, has a keen interest in travelling & writing and loves to explore the beautiful places in Ireland at every opportunity. From the most popular tourist spots to hidden gems, Sarah aims to find the best of our beautiful country so you can get the best out of your visit. Kilkenny is a second home to her and after spending many days and nights exploring the home of the Cats, she is full of recommendations from family holidays to city breaks.

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