Starwood to open premier resort in Cork, Ireland

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that it is opening a second property in Ireland in spring 2006, with the new build five-star Sheraton Fota Island Golf Resort & Spa, six miles north of Cork. Starwood is working with property company Fleming Construction to develop the 133 room luxury Sheraton resort on the site of the existing Fota Island Golf Club - home of the Irish Open in 2001 and 2002.   It will offer six meeting rooms, with capacities from six to 500 people. In addition to the championship golf course, guests will also be able to use the full service spa with 17 treatment rooms, a speciality restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant and Whiskey Bar in one of the most idyllic settings in Ireland. The resort will also ultimately include over 250 luxury residential lodges. The surrounding business parks house many international companies such as Motorola, Black & Decker, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.  

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