Galway native Rónán O’Halloran has been appointed the general manager at the five star Glenlo Abbey Hotel. The talented manager brings with him a wealth of experience he gained working in some of the most prestigious hotels in the country. Rónán graduated from Shannon College of Hotel Management with a Diploma in International Hotel Management.
Owners of Glenlo Abbey John & Marie Lally, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rónán home to Galway and welcome his invaluable input over the coming years as Glenlo Abbey Hotel continues to develop with the focus primarily on guests experiences”.
Growing up in Oughterard, Rónán was immersed in the tourism industry and took a summer job at a local hotel, where his passion for hospitality was born. Commenting on this he said: “It is such an infectious industry, I loved the camaraderie with colleagues, the pressure when it was busy, the attention to detail when setting a room for a large function, where everything had to be perfect. That’s where I caught the hospitality bug”.
Following this, he went on to work at the K Club as Assistant Rooms Division Manager, where he gained valuable knowledge. He then went on to Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu, Athlone. Rónán moved to Dublin, where he took up the role of Assistant Operations Manager at Westbury Dublin where he was quickly promoted to Front Office Manager.
Speaking on his new appointment Rónán said: “I want to draw on my own local background to deliver a pure slice of West of Ireland hospitality to all who come through our gates. Whether that be the friendly, genuine Ceád Míle Fáilte on arrival, or the provenance of the food on our menus, where we are constantly trying to source and use the best local ingredients we have available.”
Speaking further he said: “We are well positioned to truly offer a warm, personable and luxurious experience; important ingredients for a getaway break, special event and celebrations for our domestic and international guests. I want to elevate all these experiences, making Glenlo Abbey Hotel one of the best five-star hotels in the country”.
For more information please visit www.glenloabbeyhotel.ie