THE former Setanta House Hotel in Celbridge is close to reopening.
Newly renamed Celbridge Manor, the historic building is anticipated to be open again shortly.
Recently, former Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan Snr, father of Bernard and Alan, was reported to be among a group of buyers believed to be for around €1.25m.
The hotel was sold on by George Maloney of Baker Tilly RG, receiver to Connotes Ltd, and had been closed for some time.
Others involved were reported to be Jeff Leo Brogan and The Castle Hotel Group.
The 7,432 sqm hotel lies on a 6.5-acre site and has 66 bedrooms and parking for 325 cars.
Anthony Kelly of the Castle Hotel Group referred the Leader to a public relations company which said it would contact us when the hotel was ready to make an announcement.In 2006, Connotes, headed by Sean McElvany, hoped to sell it for around €14m. The property previously had planning permission for a leisure centre/swimming pool.