Clonmel hotel and sports club join forces in new business plan

Seamus Doherty Committee, Elizabeth Day Raheen House, Frank Gubbins president Hillview, Maria O brien Head of Marketing Raheen House, Mark Ryan General Manager.
A leading Clonmel hotel and one of the town’s most successful sports clubs have joined forces in a unique new business venture.

A leading Clonmel hotel and one of the town’s most successful sports clubs have joined forces in a unique new business venture.

Raheen House Hotel and Hillview Sports Club this week launched the exciting new collaboration which allows residents of the hotel free use of the Hillview facilities.

In return club members and guests get concessions at the hotel.

It is the first time such an initiative has been undertaken in Clonmel between a prominent business and a respected sports club.

It is anticipated that the business boost to both will be great.

“We are thrilled to merge the excellent facilities of Hillview with our newly renovated hotel, “ stated Ms Elizabeth Day, hotel owner. “This is a real coup for us, the amenities of Hillview are being freely made available to our residents, it considerably enhances our status as a serious contender in the boutique hotel market,” she said.

Hillview Sports Club has been offering Tennis, Pitch &Putt, Badminton, Table Tennis and Skittles to Clonmel for many years and now through this association with Raheen House Hotel visitors to the town will get to experience the sports. “The benefit to the club is the exposure of the sports we love to people who may not otherwise get the opportunity to experience them, “ said Hillview President Frank Gubbins. “Additionally, our visitors for tournaments get to stay in one of the finest manor house hotels in the country,” he added.

An extra advantage, for guests to both the hotel and the club, is that they are linked by an adjoining walkway.

Raheen House residents will not need to leave the hotel grounds to access Hillview and club members can just pop to the hotel for lunch.

Gold medalist at “Bloom”, Mr Alan Rudden, designed both the garden walkway and gardens at Raheen House which is an attractive bonus for all users of the amenities of both premises.

“This is a business move for Raheen House and Hillview but one that could attract a greater number of visitors to the town, everybody is a winner,”explained Ms Day. “We hope the benefit of our new merger will be felt for many years to come.”

A ‘Love All’ arrangement and not ‘Game Set and Match’, Mr Gubbins adjoined.

To avail of the agreement guests of Raheen House Hotel and Hillview Sports Club members need to produce the hotel key fob at either reception.