Two Killarney landmarks now have same new owner
The owners of Killarney Mountain Lodge (KML) have announced their purchase of Killarney’s Sportsman’s Inn Resort & Marina.
The announcement comes on the heels of a major $18 million renovation to the Lodge property, purchased in January 2015.
Holden Rhodes, who has close family ties and vacationed in Killarney growing up, said he bought the landmark Sportsman’s Inn to continue to build on his wish to make a difference in the local community.
“I’m delighted to announce the continuation of my plans to provide as much opportunity to Killarney and bring more economic benefits to the area,” Rhodes said, in a press release.
“My long-term vision is to attract more investment and people. This is not only a business investment, but also an opportunity to benefit Killarney into the future and continue to support renewed economic vitality for current and new residents.
“It’s an honour to showcase these resorts together and build Killarney’s reputation as a natural tourism destination.”
Marc Douris, manager at the Sportsman’s Inn, said he’s excited to move forward in a co-operative relationship.
“I’m delighted to announce that staff at the inn will be retained as we join the Killarney Mountain Lodge family,” he said.
“We are working closely with the management team at Killarney Mountain Lodge to ensure a seamless transition.”
Both the Sportsman’s Inn and Killarney Mountain Lodge will retain separate identities, but will work together to provide visitors will exceptional service.
The Inn will continue to be a legendary landmark destination that offers luxurious accommodations and spa treatments and Killarney Mountain Lodge, constructed as a private executive retreat in the early 1950s, is undergoing its biggest renovation in the property’s history with an $18 million renovation well underway.