Tralee, Co Kerry
Hotel and Sports Arena / 326 beds & 29,300 sqm
The brief called for a multi-functional events centre, sports arena and hotel on the International Rose of Tralee Festival site. The events centre and arena is designed to offer optimum flexibility in use without compromising the operational performance under various configurations. The main arena accommodates national / international conferences, festivals, sports events, exhibitions and trade shows. With a permanent gallery and bleacher seating, it can be subdivided to host parallel events. It is supported by break-out spaces, bar, dining and support areas over 3 levels.
The hotel offers 326 bedrooms over 4 floors set around a raised courtyard. A podium floor accommodates reception, bar, dining, banqueting hall, swimming pool, spa and gym all above a single level basement car park. Connecting floor plates a first floor between the hotel and events centre allow each facility to operate in support of each other.