Michael Skehan has been appointed as General Manager of the Granville Hotel Waterford.
Originally from Thomastown Co Kilkenny Michael studied Hotel Management in GMIT and DIT Cathal Brugha Street, before spending time travelling throughout Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Back home, he held various roles in the Tower Hotel Waterford over an eight-year period, ending his time there as General Manager. In 2005, he was appointed as the Opening General Manager of the Talbot Hotel in Carlow.
From there, Michael went on to become GM at the Prem Group’s Boutique Leopold Hotel in Sheffield, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, from 2010 to 2016.
For the next three years, Michael was General Manager of Jurys Inn Cardiff, overseeing the refurbishment of the hotel’s ground floor areas including the conference centre, before returning home to Ireland to take up the role of GM at the Morgan Hotel Dublin in April 2019.
Michael wanted to return to Waterford and took up the role of GM of the Marina Hotel in 2020 until his recent appointment. Speaking about his new role Michael said “It’s a huge privilege for me to be the General Manager of such an iconic property in Waterford as the Granville Hotel. Waterford is my second home and having been away for 12 years, it’s great to be back in the city I know so well. The Cusack Family have built a thriving business over the last 40 years, and their passion and commitment shows in the high standards of quality and service that guests have come to know and expect from the Granville Hotel. I am very much looking forward to working with the family as we move forward with the hotel over the coming years!”