“We are delighted to announce that Dermot Kelly has been formally appointed to the board of Great National Hotels and Resorts Group.
Dermot who is a graduate of GMIT and a hugely respected Hotel Operator of over 20 years, has been appointed as Group Commercial Director, where he will oversee our hotel management division and take his seat as a director of the Group in advising on all areas of our business.”
David went on to say that Dermot’s expertise, vast experience, exceptional knowledge of our industry and all aspects of hotel ownership and management will be a great addition to the group.
The leadership shown by Dermot in heading up our task force at Great National so successfully during the pandemic, alongside his role as Chairman of the Shannon Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation, in tirelessly helping colleagues during that time, was just extraordinary and we look forward to his great expertise in supporting the companies very strong growth plans over the coming years.
Dermot Kelly responding to his appointment said “I am delighted to take on the role as Group Commercial Director and to be appointed to the board of Great National Group.
I am looking forward to supporting our existing hotel properties and joining an exceptional group of very talented and experienced people throughout the Group We and all the industry are operating in very challenging times and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, critically with recruitment and the increased costs of operating the business, so to continue to develop, retain and grow our teams will be key to how we deliver the overall customer experience.”