Posts Tagged ‘Fota Island Resort’

Finland’s Ilonen clinches Irish Open title after fabulous weekend at Fota Island

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

A wonderful weekend of European Tour golf came to a close on Sunday afternoon when Finland’s Mikko Ilonen claimed his fourth European Tour title in the Irish Open at Fota Island Golf Resort in Ireland. The Finn carded a final round of 70 to finish 13 under par, one shot ahead of Italy’s Edoardo Molinari, with Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg and English duo Danny Willett and Matthew Baldwin a further shot back in third place.

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All Eyes on Fota Island Resort as Irish Open takes centre stage

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Following Martin Kaymer’s thoroughly impressive victory in the US Open Championship over the weekend, the fourth European victor in five years, the golfing spotlight returns to theis side of the Atlantic and in particular on the Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, the leading 5 star hotel with golf course in Ireland.

As many of Europe’s finest golfers readied themselves for the return back across the Atlantic following the thrilling finale at Pinehurst, many of the leading contenders were already turning their attention to one of  The European Tour’s most keenly contested events on its international schedule.

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Tiger comes to Fota Island ahead of the Irish Open

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

He may officially be out of action with a niggling injury but there will be a Tiger Woods at Fota Island this June and beyond, albeit in a different sense to the one we all are familiar with. For I am not speaking about the famous golfer who unfortunately won’t be taking part in this years Irish Open held here at the Fota Island Resort, but rather a new attraction to Fota Island Wildlife Park, our neighbours on Fota Island who are just up the road from one of the finest luxury hotels in Cork including our award winning spa and golf resort. The Tiger Woods in this instance being literally a forest featuring actual tigers (the wild feline as opposed to record breaking golfer kind) as Fota Wildlife Park launched phase one of its €6m Asian Sanctuary extension, unveiling its new Tiger Forest complete with two new residents Denar and Dourga, two Sumatran tigers imported from zoos in Poland and France. (more…)

Shake a leg at Wacky Trousers’ Day during the 2014 Irish Open

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The countdown to the 2014 Irish Open is well and truly under way lots planned in and around Fota Island Golf Resort in Ireland over the coming weeks. One particular feature of the upcoming golf championship that should provide plenty of fun for spectators is Wacky Trousers’ Day on Friday, 20th June. The organisers of the event are asking visitors to Shake a leg at Wacky Trousers’ Day and win prizes from Emirates. Forget your standard golf shorts and gorgeous gúnas, this year’s Irish Open will be remembered for some of the wackiest dressed spectators and visitors in homage to golf legend/fashionista, John Daly.

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Irish Open officially launched by former champion Shane Lowry

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The sun was shining as the official countdown to the 2014 Irish Open in Fota Island Golf Resort with former champion Shane Lowry in attendance to give his seal of approval to the 2014 Cork golf club venue.

Lowry is a two-time European Tour winner, clinching his first title as an amateur back in  2009 when he won the Irish Open at Baltray, and got the official tournament launch underway at the East Cork 5 star hotel with golf course with just under five weeks to until some of golf’s biggest names roll into town for this prestigious event.

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A special visitor is coming to Fota Island this Christmas

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Something truly festive and enthralling will be taking place at Fota Island Resort this Christmas… Peter Kelly otherwise known as ‘Franc’ is creating a world of festive wonder at the 5-star resort in his own unique and stylish way!

Under his uniquely creative eye the elves are busy preparing for the arrival of a certain gentleman in red, and the enchanting, fairytale transformation to make a dream Christmas in Cork a real experience is well underway.

The woodlands which surround the renowned Cork Hotel at Fota Island Resort will be transformed by Franc and his magical helpers into a winter wonderland entitled ‘Believe… at Fota Island Resort’. Fota Believe will be a dramatic and exciting Christmas experience for the whole family, and the first of its kind and scale for this part of the world at one of the leading family hotels in Ireland’s.

This is a brand new and breathtaking version of Santa’s grotto, undertaken with Franc’s inventive flair and passion for drama. With a great sackful of gifts, Santa Claus will make sure every child takes home a treat, and every member of the family will enjoy the memory of this special Christmas experience.

‘Believe at Fota Island Resort’ opens on November 30th and runs right through until Christmas Eve, 24th December. Advance booking to meet Santa Claus in Cork is essential, with tickets available from €12.50 per adult, €20 per child and kids under 12 months go free. Book online on the Fota Believe website or contact us at Fota Island Resort on 021 488 3700 or via email at believe@fotaisland.ie.

A New Beginning for Fota Island Resort Cork

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

On Friday 27th September Fota Island Resort welcomed a new chapter in its history, as management announced the official handover to the new owners, the Kang Family Worldwide Group.

The exclusive five star resort in Ireland that is nestled in the heart of a peaceful island, surrounded by glorious woodland an scenery is just eight miles from Cork city and boasts championship golf courses, a luxurious hotel, luxury spa, residential lodges, and a world class golf academy.

Having continually grown from strength to strength in recent years despite the economic backdrop, the vote of confidence and the security that the Kang family brings to the Fota Island Resort brand and dedicated 280 staff at the resort hotel in Cork closes a chapter on much uncertainty.

The new owners, the Kang family, originally from Baoding, Hebei Province in China acquired the 500-acre resort from Nama after falling in love with Ireland’s warmth, hospitality and scenery.

Marking the first investment for the Kang family in Europe the purchase of the Fota Island Resort may not be the last, as they have expressed an invested interest in expanding their hospitality portfolio in the region.

With extensive hospitality experience, operating 2 five star hotels in Beijing and Shanghai, the Kang family confirmed that business at Fota Island Resort would resume as normal, with all current and future commitments from accommodation, weddings and corporate bookings being honored

Now, working with the existing management team, the commitment of the Kang family with their passion for hospitality means the Resort can plan properly for long-term growth of the brand in the Irish and international markets and planned developments for the near future include a refurbishment, completion of the lodges, a destination restaurant, an increase to the leisure facilities, a seasonal Christmas market and Santa experience, plus additional outdoor pursuits and adventure activities to utilise the full potential of the surrounding woodlands.

Fota Island Resort on LinkedIn

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Next Steps

So what did I do when I was first told I would be in charge of the LinkedIn account for Fota Island Resort? Researched! I logged in to Google and looked up how to manage a company page and to be honest everything I found was really helpful. LinkedIn itself provides a really useful introductory leaflet that explains the benefits of LinkedIn for a company and also how to get the most out of it.

Over time I have realised that one social media outlet is not always the same as another, for example in LinkedIn it is more difficult to increase the number of followers you have as opposed to Facebook. Confused at first by this difference and worried how I was to show the actual success of the company page every week to my mentor, I realised after some time that this in face does make sense for this particular social media platform. As LinkedIn is a place where people can connect with other people who are like minded and will hopefully help them further their career in their chosen area, bombarding users every day with invitations from companies and people alike to join them would in fact defeat the purpose of what it stands for and there would be none of the sense and logic present that makes LinkedIn what it is.

However, that is not to say that people should not be looking for companies that they are interested in. I follow companies all the time on LinkedIn because it provides you with more information – be it job news or otherwise on what they are doing and I therefore hope that the company page at Fota Island Resort will be able to offer up to date information that will draw people to follow us.

Next week I make even more progress with the company’s LinkedIn account and I will be giving information and advice on how to become an Administrator for the company page!

Fota Island Resort is on LinkedIn

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

About Me

My name is Sinéad and I am on work placement for five months in Fota Island Resort Hotel Cork, as a Marketing Associate. As a first time blogger bear with me whilst I tell you a little about how I have been getting on so far.

On my first day I discovered that I would be spending the five months of my work placement with Fota Island Spa and their marketing department. I will admit (albeit unwillingly) I had never been to a Spa before! So not only did I have no experience in beauty or working with a luxury spa, but I also had little to no experience, although a lot of interest in Fitness, which was to be my main area of responsibility, in particular ensuring that the social media is kept up to date for the Fota Island Spa and Fota Fitness.

Not the biggest fan of social media, I have nonetheless been keen to develop my social media skills, so when handed the added responsibility of managing the Fota Island Resort LinkedIn account, I was eager to get going.

LinkedIn was new for Fota Island Resort and for me, and I was tasked with creating, managing and developing this, growing the interactions which Fota Island Resort has with the LinkedIn community. Determined to prove that LinkedIn is a useful tool for not only people, but for businesses as well, I began in my mission to show that if you are involved and committed LinkedIn can prove to be a great resource.

Next week I will be writing about where to begin when setting up your company page!

Stay Connected at Fota Island Resort Cork

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Dedicated to providing an unrivalled first class customer service for all guests at our Fota Island Resort Hotel Cork, we are delighted to announce that following some New Year technical work from our team of experts, all of our bedrooms and suites have access to a strong Wi-Fi signal to enable them to connect to their wireless devices with minimal effort!

What’s more, any visitors or guests using our conference facilities and meeting rooms, dining in our restaurants or bar, or maybe relaxing at our luxury spa will also have minimal effort getting connected to our Wi-Fi service.

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