Elegant, warm and friendly. That’s the genre of The Rose Hotel, the new brand and fabulously refurbished Tralee Hotel launched today by owners Dick & Eibhlin Henggeler. Building on the initial investment of purchasing Fels Point Hotel last June, the owners Dick and Eibhlin Henggeler have unveiled what can only be described as a complete transformation of the 165 bedroom hotel, previously known as Fels Point Hotel. Dick & Eibhlin Henggeler, the parents of the late Dorothy, the 2011 Washington DC Rose who sadly passed away two years ago are truly inspirational in their courage, investment and commitment to Tralee. Dott’s Bar has to be visited where you can relax with Irish Whiskey, a cocktail or relaxing meal from the new menu created by Executive Head Chef Odran Lucey.
“Dott was so full of life and laughs like so many of our Irish friends and family and she would have absolutely loved The Rose Hotel and especially this bar” – Eibhlin Henggeler Everyone is remarking on the attention to detail in the new Reception, Restrooms, Lobby, Restaurant and the new gourmet restaurant, The Rose Room. The hotel’s function room, The Lee Suite was renovated before Christmas and already has a huge local support and interest from the local community in terms of parties, dinner dances and weddings. The hotel employs 100 staff and from January – March 75 people from local companies were employed during the refurbishment programme.

“This has been an incredible journey and one that Eibhlin and I have thoroughly enjoyed and we are now looking to the future and delighted to cement our long term commitment to Tralee, The Rose of Tralee International Festival and The Dome development.
The Rose of Tralee Festival had a huge impact on Dorothy and us – we now have a much larger family because of it. We also like to thank Anthony O’Gara & The Rose of Tralee Team and our incredible team at The Rose Hotel and everyone involved in this refurbishment. – Dick Henggeler

This incredible news for Tralee comes at an exciting time for tourism with Failte Ireland just after announcing 8.6M visitors to Ireland last year and very strong indications for 2016. The Rose Hotel is directly located on the Wild Atlantic Way route and a few minutes’ walk from Tralee town centre along the Rose Walk in Tralee Town Park.

For guests, The Rose Hotel delivers quality, comfort, warmth and value with an elegant twist.
Mark Sullivan, General Manager – “We care about what really matters to guests – the important things done well; comfortable rooms, great food, friendly and efficiently served without fuss or intrusion; Spa, Gym, Free Parking, free
Wi-Fi everywhere, always”