Exciting times for O’Callaghan Hotels
2017 was an exciting year. We officially opened Tamburlaine Hotel in Cambridge in March, and made remarkable progress on a range of refurbishment projects in Dublin and Gibraltar. Keep an eye on our exciting plans throughout the year as we continue to develop. We’re delighted to have you with us as we take one of Ireland’s leading family-owned businesses from strength to strength – and we can’t wait to hear what you think!
O’Callaghan Hotels Sustainable Energy Policy
The O’Callaghan Hotel Group is committed to supporting a sustainable future. Our main areas of focus are:
- Reducing, reusing, and recycling
- Water conservation
- Awareness and education
- Reduced energy consumption
- Community initiatives
- Energy Management innovation
More About our Sustainable Energy Policy
At O’Callaghan Hotels, we understand that the hotel industry has a significant impact on the environment. We endeavour to play our part in managing our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Our environmental Objectives are to:
- Reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint
- Adopt best practices in waste management and to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible
- Encourage our customers to help us achieve our environmental goals
- Get involved with local environmental initiatives
- Work with suppliers that have sensible environmental policies, in order to reduce packaging waste and improve the environmental impact of all products purchased
- Provide a healthy working environment that will enhance the well-being of our employees, guests, and the natural environment
Sustainable Policies and Practices
In order to minimise energy use, we aim to maintain high levels of energy efficiency awareness among our staff through training and energy conservation initiatives. This includes:
- Managing IT and associated energy usage strategically and sensibly
- Closely monitoring the energy usage of each hotel
- Exploring and using alternative energy sources where possible
Supporting the Local Community
Great Irish Bake 2016 in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital
O’Callaghan Hotels took part in the Great Irish Bake Off for Temple Street once again this year and raised a grand total of €6,500 for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The bake off took place on April 7th in Oscar’s Bar & Kitchen at the Mont Clare Hotel. The 3 O’Callaghan Merrion Square Hotels went head-to-head in an ‘Apprentice’ style competition with one aim: to raise awareness and funds for a great cause. Lots of our hotel and support office staff supported the event, and a number of our suppliers also generously supported us on the day. We’d like to thank everyone who helped us on this special occasion.
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
As part of the community, the O’Callaghan Hotel Group are delighted to be able to support local worthy causes and have selected Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Charity, as our main charity. The charity provides funds to purchase critical medical equipment such as CT and MRI scanners, to maintain buildings and wards, and to make the hospitalisation of the children and their families less stressful. Temple Street University Hospital treats over 50,000 children each year. More information can be found on their website and donations can be made directly TempleStreet.ie. Our second charity of the year is Olivia’s special Horses, fighting for the good cause of special treatment through horses for disabled kids. Help kids getting better through therapeutic riding, workshops and camps. Find out more about Olivia’s Special Horses here.
24 Hour Bake-Off in aid of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
O’Callaghan Hotels would like to say a huge thank you to all involved in lastyears 24 Hour Bake-Off.It was a great success and was extremely enjoyable for all involved. We are delighted to announce that €5000 was raised for Temple Street Children’s hospital thanks to this charity event.
All of the team at O’Callaghan Hotels are looking forward to more exciting projects later this year in aid of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital as well as our 2016 bake off which we hope will be even bigger and better!
Landsdowne Minis & Youth Team
The Lansdowne Minis & Youth Team was established to provide a safe, fun, and friendly environment for children to play rugby each Sunday. It also encourages them to develop friendships based on the principles of fairness and trust. When it comes to the game itself, it’s obvious that the children put their hearts and souls into the training and matches, which is really lovely to see. Of course, the Irish Red Cross are always on hand if things become too competitive! The Lansdowne Minis accept both girls and boys, from 5 years upwards. Through teamwork and exercise, they develop a range of social skills, fitness, and dexterity in a fun and friendly environment. The club is managed by an army of volunteers, and parents are encouraged to participate both in coaching and the ongoing development of the club. The photo (left) shows Director of Sales Catherine Bodley with the team in January 2014, and all of us at O’Callaghan Hotels are proud to sponsor the team. More information is available on the Landsdowne Minis here.
Our Core Values
Honesty – We are open and honest with each other
Excellence – We pursue excellence in everything we do
Consistency – We strive for consistency at all times
Integrity – We act with integrity and respect in line with our values
Community Spirit – We are actively involved with and supportive of the local community
Willingness – We are always willing to go the extra mile
“A family hotel group with a mission to go above and beyond expectations by delivering exceptional service through our people, while protecting and growing our assets.”
“To be recognised as a leader in hospitality where we welcome all guests to become a very special member of our family”
Who We are
The O’Callaghan Hotel Group is one of the leading privately-owned hotel groups in Ireland. The O’Callaghan Hotel Group was established in 1990 with the opening of our first hotel; The Mont Clare Hotel in Dublin. Since then, the Group has opened three additional hotels in Dublin – The Davenport Hotel in 1993, The Alex Hotel in 1997, and The Stephen’s Green Hotel in 2000. Each hotel is unique in its style and offerings, from traditional to modern-contemporary and boutique style. One thing they all have in common is the location. Each hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Dublin city, close to cultural attractions and amenities.
While developing its portfolio in Dublin, the O’Callaghan Hotel Group continued its expansion internationally by opening two international properties – the Eliott (Gibraltar) in 1996 and Tamburlaine (Cambridge) in 2017.
Our latest update is the refurbishment of our hotels, set to be complete in mid to late 2018.