Our Relationship with the Rose of Tralee International Festival
Dick & Eibhlin Henggeler were truly honored in 2015 when Tralee Municipal District created a very special monument dedicated to their daughter, Dott. Dott was the Washington, D.C. Rose in 2011 who tragically died. Located in Tralee Town’s Rose Garden, the unveiling of the monument coincided with the launch of the new Rose Walk, which connects the town park to the hotel.
In 2017, Dick & Eibhlin commissioned a beautiful Rose of Tralee sculpture to honor the wonderful community and voluntary spirit that goes into the organisation of the festival. The sculpture is located on the roundabout as you enter the hotel.
Each August when the new Rose of Tralee is chosen, we commission a picture for the hotel lobby of the new Rose. On entering the hotel, the reigning Rose of Tralee, is there to greet our customers and guests.
There are other tributes to the Festival throughout the hotel. At the entrance to the hotel is a plaque describing our great association with the Festival. There is a wonderful collection of photographs of Festival events over the years in the Park Restaurant. On the corridors of the bedroom floors are beautifully framed photographs of the Rose winners, 1959 to present.
Our meeting rooms: the Pembroke, Glover & Spencer Suites are named after Charles William Glover, William Pembroke Mulchinock & Edward Mordaunt Spencer who are credited with the lyrics, music & words of the Irish Ballad, The Rose of Tralee.