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Sandman Hotel Group acquires its 59th property

Sandman Hotel Group has acquired its 59th hotel – the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links in Dublin.

The Sandman Hotel Group, part of the Northland Properties group, has become Canada’s largest family and privately-owned hospitality business.

The deal was the company’s first property in Ireland, adding to their three existing UK locations which includes Newcastle Upon Tyne, where one of its hotels and the group’s UK head office is based. The company also has several other properties in Canada and the US.

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Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is located in Fingal, with convenient access to Dublin Airport (DUB) and Dublin city centre. The hotel offers 134 guest rooms, a championship links golf course, restaurants, meeting and banquet space, and a spa and fitness centre.

Founded in 1967, Sandman Hotel Group has continually grown its portfolio, with plans for future expansion, including a city centre hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.

The company currently operates its four-star Sandman Signature Hotels in Aberdeen, London Gatwick and Newcastle alongside restaurants and lounges within each property.

Mitch Gaglardi, managing director, Northland Properties, said: “We are thrilled to be expanding into Ireland. It’s such a stunning part of the world and this property is incredibly special. We have great respect for the existing team and the long-history of the hotel – combined with our own 50 plus years of experience, we see a winning formula.

“We’re passionate about guest experience and the goal of making each and every stay memorable. We’re absolutely thrilled about our future in Dublin as a fresh adventure begins on the Emerald Isle.”

He added: “We are also delighted with the support from our legal team at Muckle LLP. Their hard working, calm and responsive approach was key to meeting some hard deadlines and navigating the complexities and multiple international jurisdictions involved in a deal of this size.”

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