Soaring numbers at Dublin Airport drive up revenues at Radisson Blu hotel
Revenues increase 3% to €14.34m at four-star hotel as profits remain flat
The Radisson Blu hotel at the airport recording operating profits of €2.75 million. Photograph: Donal Murphy
A record number of passengers using Dublin Airport last year contributed to the four-star Radisson Blu hotel at the airport recording operating profits of €2.75 million.
New accounts show revenues at the hotel company, CG Hotels Dublin Airport Ltd, last year increased by 3 per cent to €14.34 million from €13.96 million against the backdrop of the airport recording passenger numbers of 31.5 million for last year.
Operating profits last year at the hotel company remained flat at €2.75 million and a non-cash impairment reversal of fixed assets of €2.67 million resulted in a pre-tax profit of €5.43 million.
According to the directors’ report, “the company has forecasted a strong trading position for 2019 and intends to continue its implementation of a range of capital projects designed to enhance the property”.
The profits last year take account of higher non-cash depreciation costs of €1.53 million.
Numbers employed last year increased from 103 to 110 as staff costs increased from €3.2 million to €3.4 million.
At the end of last year, the company had accumulated profits of €4.1 million. The company’s cash reserves more than tripled from €1 million to €3.66 million.
The CG Hotel Group purchased two hotels at Dublin and Shannon airports along with a third former Great Southern hotel at Cork airport for about €75 million from the airport operator DAA in 2006. It sold the Shannon and Cork airport hotels were sold on for €5.42 million in 2014, but the group retained the Radisson Blu hotel Dublin.
The directors of CG Hotels include Ben Walsh, Alan McIntosh and Patrick Coyle.