Shelbourne Hotel looking healthier

The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin is planning to open a new spa towards the end of this month. The landmark five-star Dublin hotel is part of Marriott Hotels and indeed belongs to the groups Renaissance Hotels brand. The Spa at The Shelbourne will be installed over three floors and will comprise six treatment rooms, a luxurious chandelier-lit relaxation area, a manicure room, a pool, a sauna, steam-room and dance studio. The skincare ranges will be provided by Elemis and Pevonia.

Stephen Hanley, general manager of the hotel, says that: “The Spa at The Shelbourne is another string to the bow of Dublin’s favourite hotel. We are delighted to partner with these two superb skincare product ranges which, with their focus on excellent quality and a luxurious sensory experience, make a perfect fit.” Apart from hotel guests the Spa at the Shelbourne will be actively marketed at the day spa market and the gym will offer limited memberships.

Earlier this month it was reported that the financial performance of the company that manages the five-star Shelbourne was also much healthier in 2011 than that reported for 2010. Pre-tax losses at the company that manages the five-star hotel in Dublin narrowed last year by 98 per cent to €104,282. In accounts filed with the Companies Office, Torriam Hotel Operating Company showed a marginal increase in turnover at the hotel from €9.3 million in 2010 to €9.4 million in 2011. The €104,282 pretax loss compares with a €7.6 million loss for 2010. However, the 2010 figure was distorted by costs of some €7.5 million that were incurred by Torriam in a legal case taken by the owner of the hotel, Shelbourne Hotel Holdings Ltd (SHHL).

Torriam recorded an operating profit of €86,514 last year, however, interest payments of some €190,000 nudged the company into the red.