About the Skylon
The Skylon Hotel was originally built in 1967 by PV Doyle, founder of the Doyle Hotel Group and was purchased by Brian McEniff in 2002. Brian is a life-long hotelier who started in his parents Bed & Breakfast in Bundoran, Co. Donegal in 1969 and purchased adjacent Hamilton Hotel which was to become the Holyrood Hotel. In 1977 Brian audaciously purchased the Great Northern Hotel & Golf Links in Bundoran followed by two Sligo hotels, Sligo Southern and Yeats Country and then in county Mayo the Westport Woods Hotel. The purchase of the Skylon Hotel in 2002 completed the Brian Mc Eniff Hotel Group of six hotels.
In 2007 the Skylon Hotel built 38 new bedrooms, a restaurant and three meeting rooms. In 2008 the plan was to develop the existing building by refurbishing bedrooms, corridors, lobby and bar which were suffering from years of under investment. The collapse of the Irish economy in mid-2008 stopped all refurbishment plans and had a devastating effect on the Dublin hotel sector, which driven by a tax incentive scheme, had built too many new hotels. The Skylon Hotel would not have survived the recession but for a core of loyal guests who stayed for two reasons: Brain Mc Eniff and Skylon Staff.
In 2015 the Skylon continues to outperform the growth in the Dublin market. The Skylon became the first Irish Best Western property to score 1000 / 1000 in the Quality Assurance Inspection. For the first time the hotel received the 2015 TripAdvisor Excellence Award as well as EFQM certified. Having left Best Western in December 2016 to stand as our own independent hotel (still under the Brian McEniff Group), the Skylon has gone from strength to strength. In July 2016, the renovated Bar & Grill re-opened as well as the exterior of the hotel having a makeover.
There is nothing stopping the Skylon…