Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, Unprecedented Opportunity to Acquire Chattel Assets by Auction

Entire contents of 400 bedrooms among 2,300 lots under the hammer on August 17

Dublin, Ireland, July 28, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The entire contents of Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel and Towers - Dublin's world-renowned four star establishment run by the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group – will go under the hammer in a grand auction on 17 August 2007 next following the final closure of the property as a hotel some days earlier.

Food and hospitality industry specialists Pro Auction of Bath will manage the auction with a viewing in the hotel on 15 and 16 August 2007.

The event offers the hospitality industry an unrivalled opportunity to purchase the contents of this first class hotel at a fraction of new replacement cost. Items for sale include content from the bedrooms, banqueting facilities and modern kitchens; bar and restaurant furniture; soft furnishings and fittings; engineering equipment; reception and back of house items; conferencing facilities; plant and machinery, elevators, boilers, generators, etc.

In all there will be over 2300 lots in the sale. Items of particular note include
- the entire contents of the renowned Dubliner Bar.
- valuable furnishing of 400 luxury bedrooms and suites
- the furnishings and contents of Raglans Restaurant, Coffee Dock and the Library Lounge
- the furnishings and fittings of Jurys Grand Ballroom, and the
- the furnishings and equipment from the Renvyle, Luna, Oregon, Sierra, Dawn & Sequoia conference rooms.

The contents of the hotel’s lobbies, offices and modern fully equipped kitchens, together with crockery, cutlery, soft furnishings, boilers and generator, gymnasium, laundry equipment, housekeeping and back of house areas are also included.

Mark Flynn of Pro Auction said: “This is the biggest auction sale of an entire hotel in Europe and a wonderful opportunity to acquire quality furnishings, particularly for a smaller hotel chain that aspires to Jurys Ballsbridge standards. The Ballsbridge property was constantly upgraded over its lifetime to maintain its market leading standing. Potential buyers can now recreate the ambiance and good taste of this fine establishment either by buying the entire contents of the bedrooms, or a portion on a room by room basis. The sale will attract many and will be of particular interest to participants in the hospitality and catering business as literally everything will be sold. Early indications are of a very lively buying interest.”

The auction takes place at Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4, Ireland, at 11am on 17 August via two rostrums. The auction will also be available via a live webcast. The viewing takes place from 8.30am-4.30pm on 15 and 16 August. Online bidding is possible through BidSpotter.com. Catalogues are available by calling +44 1761 414000 or +353 (0) 1 638 2700.

A €5.00 catalogue charge is payable on entry to the auction rooms with proceeds being donated to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin.

Mark Flynn, Pro Auction
Phone: 01761 414000 / 07903 018331
Email: info@proauction.ltd.uk

Pro Auction
Mark Flynn