Irish hotel group, The iNua Collection, has announced the creation of 50 jobs at the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone.
In total, the iNua Collection will create 350 new positions across the nine hotels within the group.
To reopen for residents from June 4, the jobs announcement at the hotel located on the banks of the River Shannon is a major boost for the local employment economy.
The hotel, which is also launching a new Brasserie menu for the summer season, has noted an increase in the level of staycation bookings for the summer season.
“The team here at Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone is really looking forward to welcoming all our local customers back to the hotel to enjoy the new Brasserie menu on our picturesque hotel deck overlooking the river from June 7 and we look forward to welcoming 50 new staff members to join our team.
“It’s shaping up to be a great summer, and we can’t wait to open our doors again,” General Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Fergus O’Donovan, enthused.
The Chief Executive of The iNua Collection, Sean O’Driscoll, said that bookings across the group’s nine hotels are looking strong for summer.
“The entire team is delighted to be reopening after such a long closure period. The iNua Collection is happy to be back creating jobs again and we look forward to 350 new employees joining our existing 750 staff. Hospitality as an industry is great for developing the confidence and social skills of younger people when they start work, full of opportunities to move up the ladder quickly for those who are ambitious.
“At The iNua Collection, we operate a Learning and Development Academy and support our employees to achieve educational qualifications while working.
“Opportunities include our Trainee Manager Development Programme and our Chef Training Academy led by Group Executive Chef and Michelin-star chef, Stefan Matz,” CEO of The iNua Collection, Sean O’Driscoll, stated.
The Hotels within The iNua Collection are the Radisson Blu Hotels in Cork, Limerick, Athlone & Sligo, Muckross Park Hotel Killarney, The Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, The Tullamore Court Hotel, The Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan & The Fairways Hotel Dundalk.