The Doyle Collection

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The Doyle Collection is a group of luxury 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 Jurys acquired Doyle Hotels and became the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group, the largest hotel group in Ireland.[1] It comprised the Jurys Inn chain of middle-market hotels as well as the Jurys Doyle properties, but the former were sold in 2007.

Re-branding[edit]

In 2008, after divesting the Jurys Inn 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 complete refurbishment of nine of its eleven properties.[2][3]

2013[edit]

In 2013, The Doyle Collection sold three of its US hotels, The Courtyard Hotel (operated by Marriott), The Normandy Hotel both in Washington DC, and The Back Bay Hotel, Boston. The group currently comprises eight hotels in five cities.

Properties[edit]

All of The Doyle Collection's hotels are freehold properties.

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

US[edit]

Management[edit]

Pascal Vincent Doyle’s daughter Bernie Gallagher is chairman of the board of directors. Two other daughters, Anne Roach and Eileen Monaghan, also sit on the board.

Pat King, formerly chief financial officer of The Doyle Collection, is chief executive.[4][5]

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. ^ [1] Archived 23 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  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". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 24 October 2010.

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