The temporary closure of the Bracken Court Hotel in Balbriggan was announced today (Sunday, 11th October 2020) by the Moriarty Group, in a statement saying the company had regrettably decided to suspend its hotel operations in the town for the next few months.
“Recognising the ongoing uncertainty that coronavirus (Covid-19) is causing we have made the very difficult decision, effectively made for us, to suspend operations temporarily”, Yvonne Moriarty, Hotel Operations Director said. The hotel staff and management were informed of the closure on Friday at 4pm by the Moriarty family, and work is underway to redeploy 45% of the hotel workforce to other nearby operations within the Moriarty Group’s retail sector.“2020 has taught us all many lessons. We have never been more grateful for our incredible resilient and devoted team and never so thankful for the support and loyalty of our local customers, wider community, and our guests. We would like to thank them for their continued support and understanding at this time and we will continue to closely monitor the situation for now and look forward to reopening our doors as soon as it is possible to do so. The impact on our team, our business and our industry will be detrimental.”, Yvonne Moriarty said.The locally-owned supermarket and hotels group was established in 1987 and employs over 600 people. It comprises three SuperValu supermarkets, located in Balbriggan, Skerries and Palmerstown, and two hotels, the Bracken Court Hotel and the Court Yard Hotel in Leixlip, County Kildare. The Bracken Court Hotel reopened its door’s back in July after a €150K investment during the initial lockdown across the country. Having opened in Balbriggan in 2000, the hotel should have been celebrating 20 years in business this November, and the business owners confirm they look forward to operating for a further 20+ years.“Since reopening we have worked tirelessly to ensure a safe environment in-line with all Government public health guidance, including the Department of Health and the HSE. We would like to take this opportunity, once again, to thank our staff who have followed every guideline to the letter in order to protect our guests and colleagues.”Balbriggan locals have been assured that the popular local business will again overcome the current challenge and resume operations early next year. “The hospitality industry is on its knees and will take considerable time to recover. The government have a serious challenge ahead to safeguard our industry and protect our wonderful céad mílefáilte hospitality.”, Yvonne Moriarty said.The Bracken Court Hotel will open its doors once again in 2021, and there will, most definitely, be anniversary celebrations again, the local business owners confirmed. For further information please contact: Yvonne Moriarty, Hotel Operations Director Moriarty Group 01-623 5805 / 087-688 9698 or firstname.lastname@example.org