Torcbridge Limited is seeking permission for the first phase of a visitor and conference centre on a 6.6 acre site formerly known as the Torc Great Southern Hotel on Park Road, Killarney.
This development will involve a conference centre of 3,047 square metres incorporating seven multi-purpose auditoria with a total seating capacity of 868.
There will also be four cafés, bars and restaurants and a new vehicular entrance off Park Road with a priority controlled junction at Friary Downs.
The plans include a 163 space car park and 10 coach parking spaces and new emergency gates for fire brigade access.
There will also be a new landscaped public space facing Park Road which includes lands in the ownership of Killarney Town Council.
Kerry County Council planners will decide on the application in the coming months.