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11 May 2012

Smurfit becomes sole owner of Ireland's K Club
BY Pete Hayman



Image: K Club facilities include the expansive K Spa

Sir Michael Smurfit has confirmed that he has become the sole owner of the iconic Kildare Hotel, Spa and Country Club - The K Club - in Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland.

The Irish Times reported that Sir Michael had paid EUR40m (US$52.5m, £32.4m) in order to acquire a 49 per cent stake in the K Club from developer Gerry Gannon.

According to the newspaper, Gannon’s assets are being overseen by the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), which negotiated the sale.

A former host of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, the resort includes a spa hotel that houses the 20,000sq ft (1,858sq m) K Spa.

The K Spa contains seven treatment rooms and two private suites - The Ash Suite and The Oak Suite, the latter of which includes its own whirlpool and steamroom.

Products from Carita and Voya, the Ireland-based organic seaweed spa product supplier, are used in the treatments on offer at the spa, which places a focus on the healing power of nature.

Facilities also include the Pool Hall as part of the expansive K Health and Fitness Centre - incorporating a 16.5m resistance pool with hydrotherapy jets and experience showers.

Saunas, steamrooms, a whirlpool and a relaxation area complete the line up at the Pool Hall, with a gym, weights room and a Pilates studio forming part of the health and fitness centre.

Sir Michael said: "I would like to record my sincere appreciation for the understanding and support of our members, customer and guests during an uncertain and difficult period.

"Our objective now is to make The K Club better and stronger in the years ahead providing world class standards for our guests and members."

Details: www.kclub.ie


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