County Laois, Ireland (Ballyfin), May 24th, 2021– Ballyfin is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter White as General Manager. White’s career spans 30 years of experience in hospitality management at 5-star hotels around the world.
Ballyfin will reopen June 2, 2021, after an extended closure due to pandemic restrictions in Ireland. “I’m delighted to soon welcome back our first guests to Ballyfin and to continue the tradition of exceptional Irish hospitality that has been created here over the past ten years. This is the pinnacle and highlight of my 30-year career, and to achieve that in my favourite hotel makes me very excited for the future.” said White.
White’s career began in his homeland of Australia holding management positions at various boutique hotels across the country until his career path brought him to North America as Guest Services Manager at Rimrock Resort in Banff, Canada, then a member of Leading Hotels of the World.
As a sought-after hotelier, White moved to Great Britain to manage the Front Office for London’s Pelham Hotel. Not long after White moved to the Lucknam Park Hotel, a 5-star country house hotel near Bath, where he would spend the next 11 years moving up the ladder to become Resident Manager.
An avid traveller and outdoor enthusiast, White was ready for a new challenge and headed back down under to New Zealand to become General Manager of Treetops Lodge & Estate and eventually to help develop, open, and run The Marlborough Lodge.
Prior to joining Ballyfin, White was Resort Manager of Kamalaya in Koh Samui, Thailand, one of the world’s leading holistic wellness retreats.
Peter White was born in Australia and attended the College of Tourism & Hospitality in Brisbane, and later became recipient of the Master Innholder scholarship at Cranfield University School of Management.