Conor Kenny Is Joining The Team At Hotel & Restaurant Times
We are delighted to announce that Conor Kenny is joining the team of contributors here at Hotel & Restaurant Times. Conor is the Founder of Conor Kenny & Associates – Ireland's leading Independent Training, Learning & Professional Development Company for the Hospitality & Service Industries. An expert communicator and writer, Conor's skill is teaching sales, marketing and innovative actionable strategy. His focus is to guide people and business, towards their strengths and he is highly skilled at getting the best from them.
He is the Author of 3 books;
‘It’s Who I Am - In conversation with people who discovered their purpose and passion’ (2017)
‘Dancing at the Fountain - In Conversation with World Leading Hoteliers’ (2016)
‘Sales Tales – True Stories of How Great Sales Happen’ (2014)
He is an advisor to private & state companies and a guest lecturer at many 3rd level colleges and is also a much in demand external workshop facilitator.A natural teacher, Conor is a frequent conference speaker and has written key talks for industry leaders. He is also a regular media commentator and contributor and has had his view and opinion regularly sought by TV and radio including The BBC, Sky TV, RTE, BBC Scotland, Jools Holland/BBC, Radio 5 (UK), Capital FM (UK), RTE, Newstalk, 98FM and Radio Kerry.
His journalistic endeavours include some of the best newspapers, such as,
USA Today, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, The Irish Independent and The Irish Examiner.
He is a syndicated writer for many global websites including Hospitalitynet & Cornell and also writes for IBEC and Drinks Industry Magazine.
Conor has worked with many of the world's leading hotel, casino and drinks brands including Baileys, Guinness, Hennessy, and Smirnoff. His own career started at Kilkenny Design and before Conor Kenny & Assoc, he was a Director of McNally Design & The Irish Pub Co. who designed Irish Pubs in more than 70 countries. In 2002 he founded Conor Kenny & Associates.
Commenting on his recent appointment Conor said: “Hotel & Restaurant Times is essential reading to keep up to date with news, people, places and trends. It is fast moving, specific and always current. For many years it has been a publication that I always looked forward to reading and I’m truly delighted to add my view in this new column which will aim to provoke thought, learning and professional development”
Commenting on the new addition to The Hotel and Restaurant Times team, Cyril McAree, Owner and Editor, said “ I am delighted that Conor is joining our editorial team. Conor is revered and respected within the Hospitality Industry especially in the areas of Training, Management and Sales. I am confident our audience will enjoy his insights and views on this ever - changing sector”.