The K Club:  the luxury hotel almost doubled its bedroom stock in 2015 to 134 rooms. Photograph: Eric Luke

Accounts filed this week for the K Club five-star golf resort in Co Kildare suggest that a recent extension of the hotel at the former Ryder Cup venu(...)

Jason Day of Australia celebrates with son Dash after winning  The Players Championship  at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

It was instructive to watch players go about their business on the range here at The K Club. A Monday afternoon and, would you believe it, but player(...)

Dancing At The Fountain by Conor Kenny

This book about the hospitality profession takes the form of seven conversations with leading world hoteliers. Kenny has edited the interviews into a (...)

Philippe Leboeuf: French hotelier helped Conor Kenny launch his new book, ‘Dancing at the Fountain’, this week in Kildare. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Michael Davern, chief executive of the K Club, and renowned French hotelier Phillippe Leboeuf, general manager of the Mandarin Oriental in Pari(...)

The economic recovery and increasing numbers of overseas visitors has boosted business at the K Club

Revenues at the five-star K Club hotel and golf resort in Kildare, which is owned by Irish businessman Michael Smurfit, rose 10 per cent last year to(...)