The extension, re-development and refurbishment of Cork City's Montenotte Hotel was a challenging project. Meitheal Architects worked with the hotelier to imagine a framework plan for the entire property and then managed a planning, tender and construction process over five phases, dealing with a live environment and challenging site conditions. Having recently completed Phase II, the hotel is viewed as an exemplar in the city, with enviable hospitality and event spaces, a new spa and cinema, an expanded outdoor terrace and verdant formal gardens, as well as 150 no. newly decorated bedrooms. The re-developed hotel has won a number of industry awards and is enjoying an exceptional re-birth.