Captain of the Irish Paralympic football team; Luke Evans, and world championship bronze medallist swimmer Ellen Keane were on hand recently to mark the announcement of Clayton Hotels as the ‘Official Hotel Partner’ of Paralympics Ireland.
The partnership sees Clayton Hotels (formerly Bewley’s and Moran Hotels) providing support for Paralympics Ireland through the extensive provision of accommodation, meeting and event facilities through to the end of 2016.
With less than a year to go until the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games the partnership provides a significant boost building on a pre-existing relationship with Bewley’s and Moran Hotels since 2011.
Commenting on the announcement Paralympics Ireland Commercial Director Patrick Haslett said: “We’re very pleased Clayton Hotels have committed their support over the coming period and look forward to working with them as we prepare for Rio 2016.”
On behalf of Clayton Hotels Patrice Lennon Head of Sales and Marketing for the Dalata Hotel Group stated: “Clayton Hotels welcome the opportunity to extend the partnership with Paralympics Ireland, and hope to create staff engagement with athletes through some fun initiatives during the coming year.”
Clayton Hotels is part of the Dalata Hotel Group which, by the end of 2015, will consist of thirteen hotels across the UK and Ireland. This portfolio includes seven in the Republic of Ireland in Dublin, Galway, Wexford and Cork, in addition to one in Belfast. Founded in 2007 by Pat McCann Dalata is the largest hotel operator in Ireland currently operating 39 hotels here and in the UK.