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    24/01/2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
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General Manager appointed to The Montenotte Hotel to meet with ambitious growth plans and ongoing expansion at the 4 star property

Cork’s luxury boutique hotel, The Montenotte Hotel, has announced the appointment of Brian Bowler to the role of General Manager at the city centre property.

Léonie Thornton appointed Sales & Marketing Director at Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley


New Sales and Marketing Director, Léonie Thornton brings a number of years’ experience with her from top 4 and 5 star hotels around Dublin city and county. Having worked in event management, marketing and sales, Léonie has an in-depth understanding of the needs of both the business and consumer guest. 

Simon Anglin appointed General Manager of Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley


The new general manager of Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley is Simon Anglin. Simon has previous hotel experience in Ireland and the UK. At the core of his role is ensuring all guests have the best experience possible when staying at the Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley. Looking after guests in the hotel is the number one priority for Simon and his team. 

Adare Manor welcome Director of Culinary: Chef Loughlin Druhan

With a distinguished professional career spanning the continents of Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, Chef Loughlin Druhan has been appointed to head Adare Manor’s team of over 100 culinary and stewarding professionals.

Garret Marrinan appointed General Manager at the Gibson Hotel

Garret Marrinan has been appointed General Manager at the four star Gibson Hotel, which was acquired by the Dalata Hotel Group in 2016.
He joins the hotel with over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in the USA, UK and Ireland.

Abdalla Ahmed appointed General Manager at Ibis Dublin

Abdalla Ahmed has been appointed by Interstate Europe hotel and Resorts to manage their international brand Ibis Dublin, working with ACCOR international as GM.  Prior to this he was the GM of Jurys Inn Cork and was previously GM of Jurys Inn in Plymouth, United Kingdom.

Mark Egan Appointed Director of Corporate and Leisure Events for The Gleneagle Group



The Gleneagle Group, based in Killarney, has announced the appointment of Mark Egan to the role of Director of Corporate and Leisure Events.

Tracy Coyne joins Management Team at The International Hotel Killarney


Tracy Coyne has recently joined the Management Team at The International Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry.


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