“We are delighted with the vision that is planned for Salthill Hotel. The energy in our management team and staff is exciting and refreshing. It is a great honour to lead this hotel into exciting times ahead and be part of the wonderful story of this great Galway hotel.” - Nigel Canavan, general manager of Salthill Hotel.
It has been a very exciting 2018 for the team at the four star Salthill Hotel. In February, the hotel launched its new management team of the aforementioned Mr Canavan; Caroline Spollen (sales and marketing manager ); Olivia Cummins (HR manager ); Jakub Srebrzynski (revenue manager ); Narendra Sharma (executive head chef ); Steph O’Toole (conference, meetings, and events co-ordinator ); Simon Darcy (bar manager ); and Ailish Flaherty (group digital marketing executive ). Combining this new dynamic group with the experienced existing management team has resulted in the Salthill Hotel producing one of the best management teams in Galway.
Salthill Hotel; the present and the future
And with the foundations of a good leadership team laid, it was announced that the Byrne Hotel Group, whose other properties include Eyre Square Hotel and Merchant Bar, Victoria Hotel, and Albany House in Dublin, would be providing significant re-investment for Salthill Hotel to facilitate exciting new projects and take the hotel to the next level in terms of its customer service standards and amenities. Currently the investment will see the standards and facilities of the existing conference, meeting, and events rooms upgraded with a large investment planned on upgrading the AV in Salthill Hotel which will result in the hotel having the most up to date AV technology in Galway.
The upgrades will complement the magnificent array of luxuries and activities already available at the 161 room hotel. Found at the mid point of the Wild Atlantic Way, the hotel is a perfect base to explore the rocky shores of the Aran Islands, follow the trails of Connemara National Park, or even wander the charming streets of Galway city. And when customers return from their day adventures, the hotel has plenty to see, do, and enjoy.
To relax, make use of the world class Ocean Fitness at Salthill Hotel, Galway’s leading fitness centres. A haven of health fitness and relaxation, the award-winning fitness centre combines professional and friendly service with the best fitness equipment and facilities in Galway. Whether you are a world class athlete or an exercise novice, Ocean Fitness has everything you need to achieve your desired goals. Swim in the sunlit 25-metre pool, work out in one of the two designated gym spaces, enjoy group classes, relax in the warm 18-metre hydrotherapy pool, soak in the whirlpool, or de-stress in the sauna and steam rooms. Ocean Fitness is a must experience.
Later on in the evening, the trendy Blackrock Bar is the place to be. As one of Salthill’s most popular night spots, patrons can enjoy some of the most delicious bar food found anywhere in the county while soaking up the atmosphere. For those looking for a different experience, the Prom Restaurant offers diners a chance to watch the chefs at work through the open kitchen and are invited to talk to them at work and even get the recipe for their favourite dish.
The hotel also holds two large meeting rooms, Courtyard and Promenade Sea View Meeting Room, which are perfect for corporate get-togethers, another restaurant, the chilled Amber restaurant, and the piano suite.
Salthill Hotel and the local community
As can be assumed by its name, Salthill Hotel, is proud to be part of the fabric of the village and understands its importance in playing an active role within the local community. The hotel is part of The Village Salthill; a local forum which is at the forefront of improving and promoting Salthill, making it one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the west of Ireland.
Salthill Hotel is also a sponsor of Galway GAA. Located in close proximity Pearse Stadium, the hotel is one of the top spots on match day in the city for supporters to congregate before and after matches no matter what the result.
The hotel is famed for its hosting of weddings, being a particular favourite of local couples to have their functions on their special day. Salthill Hotel’s location, only 23 steps from the prom, provides panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Clare Hills, allowing couples to have the most stunning backdrop to their wedding photos. Two ballrooms, Amber and Rockbarton, enable the hotel to accommodate large parties. The hotel continually researches current wedding trends to make sure couples can have all their needs fulfilled. As a market leader for weddings in Galway, the team is always evolving and looking for new opportunities to make its wedding packages attractive to couples. Couples can breathe easy, safe in the knowledge that their big day will be taken care of by an experienced wedding team.
Salthill Hotel and
The Galway Races
The world renowned summer festival at Ballybrit Racecourse is arguably the biggest week in the calendar for Galway city. The week is an opportunity for the catering and tourism industry to demonstrate their skills and qualities, and Salthill Hotel does not disappoint for entertainment with the ever popular Prom to Paddock Raceweek event returning to the hotel on Monday July 30.
The event kicks-off at 12 noon with a Pink Gin & Prosecco reception. Guests will then be treated to a four-course meal. During the lunch, a fashion showcase will take place with the most exclusive looks and must have pieces for the races and summer season, as well as nine of Ireland’s leading milliners exhibiting some head-turning pieces, all compered by one of the country’s most stylish women, Catwalk Modelling Agency MD, Mandy Maher, as well as TV3 showbiz correspondent, Noel Cunningham, along with Expose which is covering this stylish event this year. The event never disappoints so make sure to secure a place.
Quality customer service at Salthill Hotel
Having wonderful facilities and hosting big events are only a part of the jigsaw to running a top class hotel. The other piece is a staff capable of producing high standards of quality customer service. The 170 strong staff has a wonderful combination of experience and enthusiasm which delivers for guests time and again. Despite the strength of the staff, the hotel and HR manager Olivia Cummins is always on the lookout for new talent and people who want to start their career in hospitality.
The hotel takes great pride in retaining and training staff so they are happy and fully equipped to fulfill guest’s expectations. Many staff have been working for the hotel for a number of years, establishing close friendships with customers who feel like they are returning to a home away from home when they stay at Salthill Hotel. This wealth of knowledge, drive for excellence, and determination to make Salthill Hotel the best hotel in Galway, sees customers, local, international, families, couples, and corporate, continuing to select the Salthill Hotel as their destination of choice.