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Jurys Inn plc
Type Private
Founded 1881
Founder(s) William Jury
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Area served United Kingdom United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Ireland
Key people Barbara Cassani (Chairperson)
Industry Hotel
Products Hotels
Revenue
Website Jurys Inn

Jurys Inns is a chain of hotels founded in Ireland and previously owned by Jurys Doyle Hotel Group. In 2007 the Jurys Inns portfolio of hotels were bought by Derek Quinlan's Quinlan Private Venture Capital company.

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History

Jurys Inn, Croydon
Jurys Inn, Liverpool
Jurys Inn, Derby. June 2009

The heritage of the Jurys Group can be traced back to 1881, when William Jury opened his first boarding house in Dublin. The first Doyle Hotel, The Montrose, was built in Stillorgan, Dublin, in 1964 by PV Doyle. The newly enlarged organisation, now known as Jurys Doyle Hotel Group Limited, was formed in 1999, when the Doyle portfolio of Dublin, London and Washington DC hotels was acquired by the Jurys Hotel Group.

1993 saw the introduction of the Jurys Inns brand with the opening of the Galway and Christchurch (Dublin) Inns, in April and May respectively.

Significant events regarding the development of Jurys Hotel Group plc during the following years are listed below:

  • 1994 - Opened Jurys Inn Cork in August.
  • 1995 - Opened Jurys Inn Custom House (Dublin) in September.
  • 1997 - Opened Jurys Inn Belfast in April.
  • 1997 - Opened Jurys Inn Limerick in May.
  • 1998 - Opened Jurys Inn London in May.
  • 1998 - Opened Jurys Inn Edinburgh in July.
  • 1999 - Opened Jurys Inn Manchester in April.
  • 2001 - In March, the two Birmingham properties of Chamberlain Hotels Limited were acquired.
  • 2001 - The Chamberlain Tower Hotel was re-named Jurys Inn Birmingham.
  • 2002 - Jurys Inn Croydon opened in March.
  • 2003 - In February, Jurys Inn Newcastle opened.
  • 2003 - In August, Jurys Inn Glasgow opened as the biggest hotel in Scotland.
  • 2004 - In February Jurys Inn Leeds Opened.
  • 2004 - In May Jurys Inn Chelsea opened.
  • 2004- In August Jurys Inn Parnell Street (Dublin) opened
  • 2004 - In November Jurys Inn Heathrow opened.
  • 2005 - In May Jurys Inn Southampton opened.
  • 2005 - In September Jurys Inn Nottingham opened.
  • 2008 - Jurys Inn Liverpool opened.
  • 2009 - In May Jurys Inn Derby opened, in September Jurys Inn Aberdeen opened.

After the €1.165 billion takeover by Quinlan Private, in April 2009 the Oman Investment Fund invested €200 million in a 50% stake.[1]

Future

Forthcoming Jurys Inns:-

  • January 2009 - Sheffield
  • March 2009 - Watford
  • April 2009 - Exeter
  • May 2009 - Swindon
  • August 2009 - Prague
  • September 4th 2009 - Aberdeen
  • 2010 - Cardiff

The company has also secured funding for further expansion, with hotels due to open in Bradford, Glasgow, Portsmouth, and Newcastle in 2010.[2]

Jurys Inn are set to enter the mainland European market from August 2009 with the opening of Prague, Czech Republic.[3]

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