Dubliner takes top job as Adare Manor counts down to relaunch


Adare Manor has named ex-Gleneagles Hotel boss Paul Heery as its new General Manager. Heery takes over as the five-star Limerick resort is to unveil its new look later this year.

The Dubliner was most recently General Manager of the renowned golf resort the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, serving in that role from 2014. He was responsible for all hotel operations at the private Perthshire estate, which employs 500 people.

Before that he was Hotel Operations Manager at five-star The Connaught Hotel in London (2012-2014) and Deputy General Manager at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin (2004-2011).

Heery’s career began in the mid-1990s when he secured a place on a three-year Industrial Trainee Management Development Programme at the five-star Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare, Co Kerry.  He has also held senior managerial positions in luxury hotels across the world, including Montreux Palace (Montreux, Switzerland) and The Ritz-Carlton (San Francisco, Central Park South in New York, and Georgetown, Washington DC).

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“The appointment of Paul Heery as General Manager is part of Adare Manor’s ongoing commitment to provide guests with unrivalled services and facilities, and has come at a very exciting time for Adare Manor as we embark on the final phase of restoration and refurbishment.  Paul’s experience in the luxury travel industry both globally and at other iconic properties, will be extremely valuable as we move onto the new chapter at Adare Manor,” said Adare Manor Chief Executive Officer Colm Hannon.

Paul Heery said: “For me, Adare Manor has always stood out as one of the greatest Castle properties, both in terms of its architecture and rich history, and also its stunning grounds, excellent golf course and dramatic beauty.” 

Adare Manor closed its doors in January 2016 and will show off its new look in late autumn 2017. The expansion will include a new 42-bedroom wing, a ballroom with capacity for 350 guests, a La Mer spa and a revamp of the golf clubhouse and course by designer Tom Fazio.

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