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The Irish Times has teamed up with The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort to offer you the chance to win a luxurious two night bed and breakfast stay for two people.

About The Heritage:
Set amidst the unspoilt countryside of Co. Laois, and located just an hour's drive from Dublin off the M7 motorway, the Five Star Heritage Golf & Spa Resort offers guests a truly luxurious hospitality experience. This award winning resort boasts comfortable and elegant guestrooms, a luxury spa and health club, state of the art meeting & conference facilities, a championship golf course, a selection of restaurants and above all a warm welcome for guests! For information about The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, click here to visit their website.

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort is offering a wonderful Pamber Break Gift Voucher for two. Relax and unwind with two nights' bed and breakfast in a deluxe guestroom, dinner in The Arlington Room on one night and take time out to journey through The Heritage Spa Experience  for up to 3 hours; plus you can also choose from one of the following one hour treatments:

- 1 hour full body massage
- 1 hour prescriptive facial
- 1 hour seaweed detox body wrap.

Guests also have complimentary access to their health club with leisure pool, 5km walking track, tennis court and trim trail.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize, simply submit your details and answer the question below: CLICK HERE

Ireland is probably best known around the world for its fascination with Football, wether that be Gaelic Football, Soccer or our world class rugby team. However, much time and energy is devoted to golf in Ireland. Indeed it is described as the religion of the middle classes, particularly by those left at home while he/she plays 18 holes on a Sunday morning. Yes many of our ladies are just as fanatical about golf as our men.

Ireland has some of the greatest golfing facilities in the world. Irish golf courses have been played on by the greatest players in the world. Indeed some of the greatest players in the world have helped design our best courses.

Yesterday, Sunday, 24th January 2010, Ireland watched on as one of our new golfing heros Shane Lowry battled with Germany's Martin Kaymar at the Abu Dhabi Championship. The final of the Championship will be played today.

Kaymer finished second last year having taken the Championship title in 2008 and so Lowry has it all to do today. Kaymer has just rested up at his winter training ground in Arizona and is in fighting form. But the Irish are not out yet.

Kaymer was injured in a go-Karting accident last year and has steel plates in his foot, but this fearsom 25 year old will not lay down. Mc llroy says he is surprised by the high scores this week in the Championship, with seasoned players such as Mc llroy making such comments today should be a real gem to watch.

The Irish Observer wishes Shane Lowry and all the other players good luck today and hope that who ever wins, we get yet another world class final.

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US private equity giant Blackstone has bought Dublin’s Burlington Hotel for €67 million.
The hotel continues to trade successfully despite being in receivership.
Several international groups who bid for the four-star hotel were informed earlier this month that they had been unsuccessful.
The Blackstone Group bid for the hotel was a long way from the €288 million paid for it in 2007 by property developer Bernard McNamara.
Blackstone is expected to spend in excess of €16 million on refurbishing and rebranding the hotel, which is then likely to trade as part of the Hilton Group.
Five years ago the American buy-out group acquired the Hilton Worldwide hotels empire for $26 billion (€20 billion).
Blackstone will have the option of upgrading and rebranding the Burlington as a five-star Waldorf Astoria hotel or as one of a number of other brands, including Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree or Hampton.
The Burlington is the second-largest hotel in Ireland, with 501 bedrooms and extensive conference and banqueting facilities on a 3.8 acre site on the city’s south side.
The hotel made profits of more than €5 million in 2011 when the room occupancy rate was running at 70-75 per cent. A large proportion of the profits come from the large-scale banqueting hall, which can accommodate up to 1,500 guests.
Mr McNamara was one of the biggest casualties of the property crash, with overall debts of €1.5 billion. He had planned to increase the value of the Burlington complex to €1 billion by developing a complex mainly consisting of office and retail extending to 33,300sq m.
Agent CBRE Hotels publicised the sale of Burlington in Europe and the US in the knowledge that an Irish purchaser was unlikely to emerge in the present economic climate.
Paul McCann of Grant Thornton was appointed receiver to the Burlington by Bank of Scotland (Ireland).