Monday, 8 December 2014

Fabulously Festive at the g!

December is here and the countdown to Christmas has begun in earnest!

We are all starting to prepare – mixing the pudding, visiting the Christmas Market, braving the elements to buy presents, selecting the perfect tree and having a few hot chocolates or mulled wines along the way. Here at the g Hotel & Spa, our season has been underway for months. Our festive fairies have been planning our stunning Christmas trees and arranging a beautiful array of gifts for our guests to choose from.

ESPA at the g have every need catered for; from luxury ESPA skincare sets and home fragrance sets and candles that smell incredible to a wide selection of ESPA
treatments, you are sure to find the perfect gift. It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without boxes to unwrap and carefully selected presents to uncover. All ESPA gifts and g Hotel vouchers come beautifully presented, boxed and ribboned ensuring delight and happiness all round.

Choose from Afternoon Tea at €26 for 1/€42 for 2, Dinner & a Movie at just €29.50 per guest or Dinner in our 2 AA culinary rosette Restaurant gigi's with new chef, Cedric Bottarlini. We have Christmas all wrapped up with our perfect escapes from €190 or give the gift of choice and select a g Hotel monetary voucher for the loved one in your life.

Also available this year we have yummy foodie gifts including a traditional plum pudding complete with cooking instructions and sumptuous preserves; the strawberry and Prosecco jam will have you dreaming of summer whilst the ginger marmalade will elevate any breakfast table and the flavoursome raspberry preserve is the ideal topping for freshly baked scones. Simply gorgeous!

You can purchase g Hotel & Spa gifts from our pop up shop in the Eyre Square Centre in Galway, Thursday to Sunday throughout December or online at

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Collection time for COPE Galway

Last month, we organised a donation drop off week for COPE Galway, inviting the local community to donate to our COPE Galway donation booth in the g Hotel.

We were delighted to have received such a huge positive response to our appeal. We were blown away by the generous donations made by our own hotel staff, suppliers and the general public in Galway, who all dropped in items COPE were in need of in the run up to Christmas.

COPE Galway is one of our chosen charities this year, an organisation whose vision is an improved quality of
life, in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic violence and older people. The items that you kindly donated will go directly to the services operated by COPE Galway including the Fairgreen Hostel, Osterley Lodge Hostel, Waterside House Day Care Centre and their resettlement and tenancy support.

A sincere THANK YOU to everyone that supported this initiative. You can continue to help those in need by donating directly to COPE Galway. Please see all details below:

Warm regards,

Triona Gannon
General Manager
The g Hotel & Spa

What can I donate?
  • Books/ Home-ware/ crockery
  • Good quality clean clothing and shoes.
  • DVD’s and books/ Games for children
  • Dry foods and unperishable items (i.e. tinned food, pasta, tea, coffee, sugar, etc.)
  • Toys: good quality children’s toys (stuffed toys must be new, with tags) (no toys requiring batteries, please)
  • Toiletries: new and unopened toiletries, (ie. cosmetics, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, shampoo)
  • Towels (clean and in good condition)
  • Vouchers (Dunne’s, Smyth’s, Lidl, Aldi, etc.)
  • Bed Linen (clean and usable single sheets/duvets and duvet covers]

COPE Galway – what they do…
COPE Galway has been providing Social Services in Galway since the 1970s. Originally called Galway Social Service Council, the organisation was established by the Galway Diocese. In 1996 the organisation became a limited company and the name changed to Galway Social Services Limited. In 2000 the name was changed to COPE and in 2008 the organisation was re-launched under the name COPE Galway, to signify that all the services are provided in Galway city and county. COPE Galway employs over 100 people in a wide variety of roles including social care professionals, childcare workers, community support workers, chefs, cleaners and administrative support staff. Our employees are supported in their work by a committed team of over 150 volunteers. We could not deliver the full range of services without the generous support of these volunteers. Together their dedicated team work towards COPE Galway’s vision of improving the quality of life in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic violence, and older people.