Hans Liebherr built a guest house in southwest Ireland as early as the late 1950s to accommodate visitors to his new plant. His first hotel emerged from this idyllic scenery a bit later.
When company founder Hans Liebherr opened a manufacturing plant in Killarney, Ireland, in 1958, the region lacked accommodations for visitors. He initially had a guest house built. Sometime later, the entrepreneur purchased a lot directly by the lake. Instead of build a plant as originally planned, he had his first hotel, The Europe, constructed on the idyllically located site, thus laying the foundations of a new business segment – Liebherr Hotels.
Another two hotels open in County Kerry, Ireland, within the space of just a few years, the Dunloe and the Ard na Sidhe Country House. Both are in a scenically attractive location and offer their guests a special level of comfort. Today, the company operates six upmarket hotels in Ireland, Austria and Germany. A high standard of quality is what they all have in common.