Adare Manor Announces New General Manager
Adare Manor, one of Ireland’s most renowned resort hotels with a list of prestigious accolades nearly as long as its history, has this week appointed celebrated hospitality professional Paul Heery as General Manager. The announcement comes as the 5-star castle hotel enters its final refurbishment phase.
With over 20 years of experience, Paul Heery, who will join the management team at Adare Manor, was formerly General Manager of The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, (2014-2017) where he was responsible for all hotel operations on the private Perthshire estate employing around 500 employees. Prior to this, Paul was Hotel Operations Manager at The Connaught Hotel in London (2012-2014) and Deputy General Manager at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin (2004-2011).
Paul’s extensive career in the luxury hospitality industry began in his native County Dublin, Ireland, in the mid-nineties when he secured a place on a three-year Industrial Trainee Management Development Programme at the five-star Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare, County Kerry. Paul has also held managerial positions in luxury hotels across the world, including Montreux Palace (Montreux, Switzerland) and The Ritz-Carlton (San Francisco, New York, and Georgetown).
“The appointment of Paul Heery as General Manager is part of Adare Manor’s ongoing commitment to provide guests with unrivalled facilities and services, and has come at a very exciting time for Adare Manor as we embark on the final phase of restoration and refurbishment” said CEO Colm Hannon. “Paul’s experience in the luxury travel industry both globally and at other iconic properties, alongside his understanding of Ireland, will be extremely valuable as we move onto the new chapter at Adare Manor. We are very excited to welcome Paul into his position”.
Heery said “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over as General Manager of such an iconic and celebrated property. For me, Adare Manor has always stood out as one of the greatest castle properties, both in terms of its architecture and rich history, and also its stunning grounds, excellent golf course and dramatic beauty. With the recent extensive renovations nearly completed, I look forward to leading the wonderful opportunity of further elevating the guest experience and creating lasting memories at Adare Manor in my native Ireland”.
A passionate golfer, Paul became familiar with the award-winning facilities at Gleneagles in his spare time and will be an additional asset to the golf course at Adare Manor.
Adare Manor closed its doors in January 2016 for an almost two year intermission and will debut its new look in late Autumn. Most notably, the expansion will include a new 42-bedroom wing, an expansive ballroom with capacity for 350 guests, a La Mer spa and a complete revamp of the golf clubhouse and comprehensive redesign of the golf course by world-renowned designer Tom Fazio, which when complete will take its place among the finest golf courses in Europe.