The Holiday Inn on Muckross Road has rebranded as The Parkavon Hotel Killarney and has had a facelift.

Built in 1998, Holiday Inn operated under the IHG umbrella for 21 years and was the only branded hotel in Killarney.

As the contract with IHG headed towards its conclusion – hotel management contracted Dublin based design team CI Studio to manage the hotel rebrand.


CI Studio quickly set about formulating a name – one synonymous with the history and culture of the town, but a name unique to tourism in the area. After much searching – the team came across Parkavonear Castle, the 13th-century Anglo-Norman ruin in Aghadoe overlooking the Lakes of Killarney. The name was shortened to Parkavon – thus The Parkavon Hotel.


“We are delighted to introduce the The Parkavon Hotel to Killarney,” Hotel General Manager Stephen O’Connor said.


“They say what’s in a name, but actually everything. Many selected names were cast aside as they infringed on patent, trademark, copyright or design. The team at CI Studio have been so thorough in their development of the brand, logo, stamp and printed collateral. We are thrilled with the hotel name, the branding and design. It’s a very exciting time for the hotel and its team. The hotel remains in the same ownership and it’s great to see the staff and management from the old brand take this journey with us.”


After 21 years under the Holiday Inn brand – the owner felt it was time to branch out as an independent property.


“Killarney is a wonderful destination and we are proud to welcome visitors to The Parkavon,” he added.

“Prior to the rebrand, the hotel has undergone extensive refurbishment. All one hundred bedrooms have been redecorated and supplied with new bedding. The hotel lobby and accommodation corridors have been redecorated and new carpets applied throughout. The mild winter also allowed for redecoration to the exterior of the property. The entire hotel looks really fresh and has been so well received by our returning guests.”


The Parkavon Hotel is open all year around. The bar serves food daily and is a great location for drink, watch a game on the big screens or a venue for a party to mark any occasion.


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