Plenty of secrets behind doors of revamped Co Kildare hotel

The handsome façade of Lawlor’s Hotel hides a multimillion euro refurbishment that mixes high-tech facilities with imaginative reuse of fascinating and extravagant period pieces

Lawlor’s Hotel is Naas has been flipped back to front, creating a bright, triple height reception area and lounge at the rear of the hotel, which will now be the main entrance.

Just shy of its 110th birthday, Lawlor’s Hotel on Poplar Square in the bustling market town of Naas, Co Kildare is a hospitable institution to many.

Its creeper-clad façade, blush-toned shuttered sash windows, green copper roof and imposing marble columned entrance cut an undeniable swathe as a handsome landmark in the town.

Yet, behind the scenes of this building, change is afoot. Lawlor’s has undergone a multimillion euro refurbishment which is scheduled to be revealed ...