Glenlo Abbey Hotel appoints Rory O’ Sullivan as general manager

The five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway has announced that Kerryman Rory O’Sullivan is to be the new General Manager.

Mr O’Sullivan, a native of Kenmare, is no stranger to five-star service and attention to detail, having worked alongside the Brennan Brothers, John and Francis of At Your Service fame for the last eight years as General Manager of The Park Hotel Kenmare.

Prior to that Rory worked as General Manager of the four-star Castle Hotel Macroom in Cork and also spent time in Dubai, France, and Australia. While in Dubai he worked with the Jumeirah group of hotels and spent time in the flagship hotel the Burj Al Arab. Galway man Gerard Lawless is Executive Chairman of the Jumeirah Group.

Mr O’Sullivan is a former graduate of the Hotel and Catering School in GMIT.

“It’s great to return to Galway and I’m looking forward to working with the committed and enthusiastic team here at Glenlo Abbey to firmly establish the hotel and golf course as an excellent destination for hospitality with exacting standards.

“2015 is a very exciting time for Glenlo Abbey as the nine-hole golf course which has undergone a major transformation is playing superbly well, and an extension of the Corrib Banqueting Suite in the hotel will see the hotel’s capacity for wedding numbers increase to 200.

“Coupled with the elegance of the Ffrench room for our signature ‘Abbey Afternoon Tea’ offering and the romance of the Pullman carriage there are great options to create enchanting memories for guests in Glenlo Abbey. The Pullman has recently been awarded an AA Rosette which is great encouragement for our young team to achieve further success for our cuisine at Glenlo Abbey Hotel,” he said.

Glenlo Abbey Hotel is situated two miles from Galway City Centre on the N59 road to Clifden. It is a fantastic location for a relaxing break to tour Connemara and the Aran Islands whilst also benefiting from its close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Galway City Centre.

See www.glenloabbey.ie for further details.

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