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Hotel, Tourism, Leisure, with Horwath HTL | Chef Table Podcast #1
September 01, 2023

Hospitality on a Plate – Episode 1 – Michael Hanly

Welcome to our latest Podcast series. In this series we meet some of the industries leaders, who give an insight to what attracted them to the sector and how they see the industry performing now and how it has evolved since they began their careers.

Thanks to Guestline, Technology Solutions to the Hospitality sector, who are the sponsors of this series.
In this episode we speak to Michael Hanly, GM of the Four-Star Cavan Crystal Hotel. This Leitrim native shares with us his first venture into the sector and his steady progression ever since.

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Meet the Sponsor, Guestline, an Access company: Transforming the Hospitality Tech Landscape in Ireland and Beyond

Guestline, an Access company and a global leader in cloud-based property management systems (PMS), distribution, and guest engagement technologies, has made a significant impact on the Irish hospitality industry. With a track record of success in delivering innovative solutions to hotels, ranging from prestigious establishments like Barberstown Castle and the Savoy to the Key Collections and Great National Hotels, Breaffy House Hotel, Green Isle Hotel, Sheen Falls Country Club and Loughview Leisure Club among others, Guestline has emerged as a leading hospitality software provider and the most mature cloud-based PMS in the market. By embracing Guestline’s solutions, these hoteliers now have the flexibility to tailor guest experiences according to their specific needs, setting them apart in a highly competitive accommodation marketplace.

With its headquarters situated in Dublin City Centre, Guestline, led by Clio O’Gara, Country Lead Ireland, and supported by Andrew O’Connor, Business Development Manager, dominates the Irish market, catering to hoteliers seeking more intelligent ways to streamline their operations. Since its entry into the Irish market, Guestline has successfully implemented its award-winning platform in hundreds of properties across the island of Ireland.

Beyond Ireland, Guestline’s success transcends borders, with thriving operations in 25 countries. This year alone, the company has celebrated a 7% growth of users to their cloud-based property management and distribution software, renowned for its excellence and innovation. Currently processing billions in revenue annually for their customers, Guestline facilitates millions of bookings for their clients each year.

Guestline’s unrivalled expertise in cloud-based hospitality solutions empowers accommodation providers worldwide to streamline their operations, enhance guest experiences, and drive revenue growth. Their commitment to delivering advanced technologies and comprehensive support has solidified their position as an industry leader.

As Guestline continues to make its mark on the global hospitality landscape, their success stories in Ireland and beyond serve as testaments to their capability in transforming operations, enabling hoteliers to thrive in an increasingly dynamic industry. With Guestline as a trusted partner, accommodation providers can confidently embrace the future, harnessing the power of cloud-based PMS solutions to exceed guest expectations, drive efficiency, and achieve long-term success.

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