Herald & Devoy Restaurant & Lounge, Kildare

Herald & Devoy Restaurant & Lounge



Herald & Devoy Restaurant-– OUR ROLE PART 2

The two previously separate lobby waiting area & under-utilised restaurant/ breakfast room spaces have been completely re-imagined as opened up linked spaces (renamed as “Herald & Devoy”) anchored by a stunning new circular coffee dock/ wine bar at the centre of the new layout. This acts as the visual and functional focal point of the overall space. Varying wall treatments of antique mirrors and brickwork allied to dramatic pendant lighting creates strong visual backdrops for the space. The new design has also transformed the operation of the space and allowed for new selling opportunities in the restaurant which is now usable all day and in the lobby areas, which has been transformed in to a vibrant space for impromptu meetings,  coffee, lunch and relaxation space in what was previously an underused waiting area providing no commercial revenue.

Herald & Devoy Restaurant-– OUR RESULT

Douglas Wallace designed, specified & managed the fit-out of all new works at every level of detail from the finishes, bespoke furniture, lighting and joinery to the overall architectural elements to deliver a truly holistic and carefully considered new space. 

The refurbishment has placed the Osprey lobby & restaurant areas at the heart of the hotel experience as the re-branded “Herald & Devoy” areas and has quickly become a favoured place for locals and guests to gather, dine and relax.

The architectural and interior design has worked in tandem with a new all day food menu developed by the renowned Hugo Arnold to deliver a carefully considered comprehensive spatial and gastronomic experience.


The Osprey Hotel & Spa- PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Osprey Hotel & Spa originally opened over 15 years ago as a flagship hotel & spa in the thriving county town of Naas, Co. Kildare. The hotel was acquired recently by the PREM Group, an Irish based international hotel & hospitality group. PREM Group have ambitious plans to refurbish and rejuvenate the hotel to re-position it as the premier 4-star hotel and spa in the region. As part of the revitalisation of the hotel, PREM Group engaged Douglas Wallace Consultants to design and manage the revitalisation of the key public spaces in the hotel. The first phase of this renovation & reimaging of the hotel has just been completed, consisting of the complete re-design and fit-out of the hotel lobby and restaurant spaces – the first spaces experienced by hotel patrons and local customer and the key spaces to set the tone for the rest of the forthcoming upgrades.


  • Client: PREM Group 
  • Project Value: 
  • Sector: Hotel & Leisure
  • Result: The space and revenue streams have been transformed and a benchmark for the upcoming upgrade of the other public areas of the hotel has been set.

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Douglas Wallace Consultants are a design led practice, established in Ireland for the last 25 years. We have worked extensively in all aspects of the Hotel & Leisure sector in Ireland and abroad and pride ourselves on an innovative, creative and solution driven approach to our projects.


We specialise in the creation and delivery of award-winning new generation lifestyle environments and developments taking our clients on the journey from the kernel of an idea to its fullest manifestation.