The K Club Is Delighted To Announce The Appointment Of Paul Heery As General Manager And CEO
Paul comes to The K Club from Adare Manor, where he was General Manager for over three years, leading the team since before the resort reopened in 2017. Under Paul’s leadership Adare Manor was awarded Virtuoso Best of the Best Hotel in 2018, Condé Nast Travellers Readers’ Choice Award Number 1 Resort in Europe in 2019 and achieved a Michelin star for the Oak Room Restaurant in 2019.
Paul grew up on a farm in North County Dublin and began helping out in his family pub collecting glasses at a young age, beginning a lasting love of the business. He began his professional career with Sheen Falls Lodge. From there he spent a year at Le Montreux Palace, Switzerland, on an internship in this iconic 5-star property.
In 1999, Paul moved to the United States and began a five-year period with Ritz-Carlton properties across the country, including San Francisco, Central Park South in New York & Washington DC, returning to Ireland in February 2004 to Dublin’s 5-Star Merrion Hotel. After almost eight years at The Merrion, he joined London’s prestigious Connaught Hotel as Hotel Operations Manager.
In 2014, Paul joined Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland as General Manager, a 5-Red AA Star property steeped in history dating back to 1924, with Scotland’s only Michelin 2-star restaurant by the late Andrew Fairlie, and a world-famous golf destination. After three years at historic Gleneagles, Paul returned to Ireland to lead the team at Adare Manor ahead of reopening, and will commence his role as General Manager and CEO at the world-renowned K Club on December 1st.
“To be part of the new journey of The K Club really excites me,” says Paul. “I very much look forward to working with the team at The K Club and helping to evolve the business alongside our owner, Michael Fetherston.”
A passionate sports fan who played Gaelic football at a high level, and a committed Dublin supporter, Paul is also a keen golfer. “I love the passion of all sports and the team spirit dynamic,” he says, “something I feel can be applied effectively to the hospitality business. Every day is a learning day and a day to reflect on what makes success and ensures consistency. The K Club is at a very important and exciting moment in its development and I’m eager to contribute to the process. Having the opportunity too to return to our families in Dublin makes this appointment even sweeter for both myself and my wife Brónagh, and our two children.”