The Doyle Collection

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The Doyle Collection is a group of hotels previously known as Jurys Doyle Hotels. It comprises eight hotels in five cities in Ireland, the UK and the US.

History[edit]

The group's origins lie in the foundation of Doyle Hotels by Pascal Vincent Doyle, who opened his first hotel, the Montrose, in Dublin in 1964. In 1999, the Jurys hotel group acquired Doyle Hotels and became the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group, the largest hotel group in Ireland.[1] It initially comprised the Jurys Inn chain of middle-market hotels as well as the Jurys Doyle properties, the former being sold in 2007.

In 2008, after divesting the Jurys Inn chain of hotels, Jurys Doyle became The Doyle Collection and announced the withdrawal of the Jurys Doyle brand. The re-branding was intended to reposition the group in the luxury hotels market, and also involved the refurbishment of nine of its eleven properties.[2][3]

In 2013, The Doyle Collection sold three of its US hotels, including two in Washington DC (The Courtyard Hotel and The Normandy Hotel) and one in Boston (The Back Bay Hotel). As of 2020, the group comprises eight hotels in five cities.[citation needed]

Management[edit]

Pascal Vincent Doyle's daughter, Bernie Gallagher, is chairman of the board of directors. Two other daughters also sit on the board.[citation needed] Pat King, formerly chief financial officer of The Doyle Collection, is chief executive.[4][5]

Properties[edit]

All of The Doyle Collection's hotels are freehold properties except The Marylebone, London which is on the Howard de Walden Estate, where tenure is likely to be held on a long lease.

Ireland[edit]

  • The Croke Park, Dublin
  • The Westbury, Dublin
  • The River Lee, Cork

United Kingdom[edit]

  • The Marylebone, London
  • The Bloomsbury, London
  • The Kensington, London
  • The Bristol, Bristol

United States[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jurys Doyle Hotel Group plc – Company History". Fundinguniverse.com. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Jurys Doyle Hotels becomes The Doyle Collection". Eat Out Magazine. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Hotelier Week Feb 16 Part 1". abtn.co.uk. Archived from the original on 23 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Rising to the challenge – The Irish Times – Sat, Nov 08, 2008". The Irish Times. 8 November 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  5. ^ Goldfarb, Jeffrey (9 June 2007). "Jurys Inn chain sold to Irish firm". Reuters. Retrieved 24 October 2010.

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