Business Travellers Guide to Kilkenny

Business Travellers Guide to Kilkenny

Kilkenny may be small in comparison to other European cities, especially when it comes to business travel but what it lacks in area, it more than makes up for in personality. Many global giants have chosen to base their EU headquarters in Ireland, such as Google, Facebook, HubSpot, PayPal, Microsoft, Yahoo and Airbnb. Business travellers from all over the world descent on Ireland in their thousands each year, not only to attend events and conferences but to witness the Cead Mile Failte that comes with it. Here is our handy guide to business travel in Kilkenny, including the Hoban Hotels brand new Corporate Club, rewarding our corporate guests’ loyalty.

Getting Here

If you’re planning a trip to Kilkenny for a conference or event, we are well connected by road, rail and within 90-minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport. Central hotels can be expensive, especially during the busier seasons so for the best value for money, opt for a hotel slightly further out on the edge of town and enjoy a leisurely 15-minute walk into the city centre. If you’re travelling from out of town, many main roads lead to Kilkenny including the M9, M7 and the N77. You may also opt to use public transport to get here. Irish Rail’s Kildare/Waterford service runs from Heuston Station in Dublin, journeys through Kildare & Carlow and on to Kilkenny’s MacDonagh Station in just over an hour. There are privately run buses too, going from the main bus stations in various counties direct to the main station in Kilkenny.

Ideal Corporate Accommodation

What do you look for in corporate accommodation? Chances are, you don’t need anything too luxurious as you won’t be spending much leisure time here! You’re looking for somewhere clean, warm, stylish, comfortable and with all of the usual amenities. It is a bonus if the hotel has a great restaurant and an excellent breakfast offering to set you up for a day of meetings. If this is what you’re looking for, look no further than the newly refurbished Hoban Hotel in Kilkenny. Our great value accommodation is ideal for business travellers who prefer a no-fuss place to stay without breaking the bank. Contact our reservations team today for more information or to check availability for your next corporate trip to Kilkenny.

Hoban Corporate Club

The Hoban Hotel are delighted to introduce our new corporate loyalty programme aimed at companies booking accommodation and meeting rooms on behalf of their employees. For every room night or conference room you book, you will earn loyalty points which when built up can be redeemed for a selection of great rewards. In order to qualify for this prestigious club, we ask that you book a minimum of 35 rooms nights and/or 3 conferences per year. Each month, we will send you a statement of points earned on your corporate club account. Our points scheme works as below:

1 point for every bed night booked
2 points for every daily conference booked (2-day conference equals 4 points)

Contact our sales or reservations team to discuss your corporate requirements or to arrange a corporate rate agreement suitable for you.

Where to eat

You may not have time to venture too far for a bite to eat in the evenings after a long day. Luckily our 1801 restaurant and bar have everything you need for an excellent, wholesome meal in beautiful surrounds. We have recently updated the restaurant décor and our food offering to bring you an excellent service and selection for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our gorgeous newly designed restaurant is modern and stylish with a bright, contemporary open-plan space is ideal for an evening meal alone, with a colleague or as an informal business dinner.

If you’d like to discuss your corporate accommodation or conference requirements with our friendly and professional team, we are more than happy to help. We value all of our guests but believe our business and company clients deserve to be rewarded for their consistent loyalty and our new Corporate Club aims to do just that. Remember all of your room nights need to be booked directly with the hotel quoting your company name to qualify for those valuable points. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hoban Hotel Kilkenny.


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Sarah Corcoran

Sarah Corcoran

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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