‘It’s harder than a marriage break-up’ says staff member over sale of Brennan hotels

Francis and John Brennan announced last week they are selling The Park and The Landsdowne hotels in Kenmare. The employees, they say, are ‘devastated’

Francis and John Brennan have put their landmark Kerry Park Hotel on the market. Picture: Domnick Walsh

The news that Francis and John Brennan have put a ‘for sale’ sign up on the five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare Co Kerry, and the four-star hotel The Lansdowne in the same town, caused devastation among staff last week, according to the brothers.

The Park and The Lansdowne can be purchased individually or for a combined guide price of €20.5 million.

“The word that has come out from all the teams in the hotels is ‘family’, so that is difficult. One girl said it was harder than a marriage break-up,” John Brennan told the Business Post last week.