Thursday June 4, 2020

Irish business flourishes for luxury hotel in midlands

Forty per cent of Ballyfin’s guests come from Ireland

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
30th September, 2018
Damien Bastiat, manager of Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois Picture: Dylan Vaughan

Irish guests now account for 40 per cent of business at Ballyfin, the country’s most exclusive hotel. Damien Bastiat, general manager of the Co Laois mansion, told The Sunday Business Post that two years ago, that figure had been in the low 20 per cent range.

“It’s been fantastic to see our Irish business grow so much,” he said. “It has increased every year since we opened, and to get it to this level is...

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