The Glenview Hotel dates back over 100 years, when it was originally opened as a cottage, hunting lodge and guesthouse with five bedrooms and was part of the Powerscourt Estate.
The house was purchased by The McCarthy family business in 1919, who added bedrooms and a function room. The hotel belonged to the McCarthy's for the next six decades, gaining a reputation for excellent food and service which continues today.
The Patrick family acquired the Hotel in 1978 and further developed the Hotel until the Stafford Investment Company purchased the Hotel in 1992.
Although the changes throughout the early years were dramatic it is in the last few decades that the most important changes have taken place. It has grown from a 42 bedroom hotel to 70 bedrooms with the magnificent Penthouse Suite. The 2 AA Rosette award-winning Woodlands Restaurant Glenview Suite was added, together with a five star Leisure Club and treatment suites. The Glenview Hotel is regarded as one of the finest Wedding Venues is Wicklow.
Since 2006 the property is now back in private ownership, and is widely recognised as one of the finest Hotel and Leisure Clubs in County Wicklow.
Throughout the years the hotel has welcomed many national and international Actors including Katherine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, John Huston, John Hurt. World leaders have also visited, the Kennedy Family stopped at the Glenview on their way to Waterford, musicians and sporting celebrities have also visited throughout the years. In 2014 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the hotel a book was published to mark the centenary. Each guest staying receives a copy to take home