No room at the Inns: Investors checking in

21st December, 2014

Pat McCann was holding court in the Berkeley Court. Only it was not called the Berkeley Court, having just being rebranded as the Clyde Court. It was in the middle of 2012, and I had arranged to meet McCann as part of a wider feature I was writing on the Irish hotel sector.

At the time, the industry was oscillating between farce and crisis: there were simply too many hotels, and too few customers. Room rates...

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