On the banks of Killarney’s largest lake, Lough Leane, The Europe Hotel & Resort reopened in 2008 after a £70m redevelopment. Five years on, the venue is still winning plaudits – and awards – for the standard of its hospitality. Among its assets is one of Ireland’s largest spas, ESPA at The Europe, as well as 187 swish bedrooms with lake or golf-course views. The sleek conference centre, surrounded by spacious terraces, is just what you’d expect at a five-star venue. Each of the eight meeting rooms has natural daylight, ceiling-mounted projectors, automatic screens and blackout blinds. The largest event space is the impressive Ballroom with a large pre-function area and bar. The Panorama Restaurant, with stunning views over the lake and mountains, can also be hired for 400. The Europe Hotel and Resort lies immediately adjacent to Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, which hosted the 2010 Irish Open.