Could There Be Timeshares On This Viking Ship?
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
You gotta love Bono.
Bono (aka Paul David Hewson) is the lead singer for the rock bank U2 and is almost as well known as a political activist, campaigner for human rights, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee as he is for his music. But you might not know that he is also in the hotel business.
Bono and fellow band member, The Edge, own the Clarence Hotel in Dublin. Recently the two hired world-renowned architect, Sir Norman Foster, to create a resort design that represents a Viking ship. But whether the idea floats or not remains to be seen.
While Dublin city officials don’t have a problem with Bono and The Edge pumping more than $240 million into the resort hotel project, some object to the fact that several surrounding historic buildings will be destroyed in the process.
Currently the hotel property, which the two musicians have owned since the early 1990’s, has only 49 guest rooms. The new proposal emphasizes that it will turn the hotel into a resort destination. Plans call for, “quadrupling the size of the building and transforming it into an eight-storey, 140-bedroom five-star hotel,” according to the website U2France. There is no mention of whether the resort will include timeshares or any other vacation ownership component.
Ireland Timeshare Resales and Ireland Timeshare Rentals
To learn more about Ireland timeshare resales and timeshare rentals, visit Sell My Timeshare NOW. And to help you get in the mood for planning a timeshare vacation this summer in Ireland, or any other dreamy location, listen to this YouTube video featuring the Corrs and Bono performing, “Summer Wine.”