Escaping the crisis in style

As Laura Bowe, co-manager of Marlfield House in Co Wexford and the new chair of Ireland’s Blue Book, prepares to reopen next month, she is aware of the challenges facing hotels that hope to provide a luxurious and memorable, if very different, experience for their guests

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
21st June, 2020
Laura Bowe of Marlfield House Hotel: ‘At this stage we are all just dying to get up and running. To be able to welcome guests again will be really wonderful’

On normal day, in a normal year, Laura Bowe would more than likely have to break off our conversation about her new role as chair of Ireland‘s Blue Book to chat to some of her guests, or perhaps answer a query from a staff member.

Then again, in a normal year the conversation would be taking place in the country house hotel her family has run for over 40 years, rather than over...

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