A Brazilian woman and a Spanish woman were arrested in Limerick  this week after police discovered they were operating a brothel out of a four-star hotel.

The women, both in their 20's, were reported by hotel staff who alerted management about an usual amount of male visitors to one of the hotel's suites.

Irish police conducted a surveillance operation on the hotel and subsequently made a prompt arrest.

It is being reported in the Irish media that the women, who apparently dealt with several Irish clients on a weekly basis, booked into the hotel several weeks ago.

It is believed that the women have made a nice profit since setting up shop at the hotel.

The women allegedly advertised their service via the Internet on a website and took the bookings via a cell phone.

Police confiscated items from the hotel suite including computer hardware and CD's.

The Hilton hotel opened its doors last year.

It is the seventh of the franchise to open in Ireland.

It has established itself as a very classy hotel hosting major conferences and banquets since it opened its doors.

Both women are to appear in court this week on charges relating to operating an illegal brothel.