It has a storied past.
But it’s all eyes on the future at Cork’s Metropole Hotel this week after the 126-year-old venue was honoured at the prestigious Historic Hotels of Europe Awards.
The awards honour the most unique, important and cultural properties across Europe and recognise their excellence in hospitality.
This is the ninth year of the programme, which culminated in an awards ceremony at Sierakow Manor in Poland. The Cork city hotel, which is located in the heart of the Victorian Quarter, received the bronze prize in the Historic City Hotel Award 2023.
As part of the judging process, tourists, culture seekers and history lovers vote for their favourite nominated properties across 10 different categories.
“This award means so much to everyone here at The Metropole Hotel.” said general manager Roger Russell.
“It’s such a boost to the entire team to know that their hard work and dedication has been recognised by tourists and guests from all over Europe who voted for us in the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards.
“It is an honour to see the name of the hotel listed alongside the Grand Hotel et de Milan in Italy and Hotel Stefanie in Austria. It’s a great way to end 2023 which has been a very successful year for the hotel.”