Dalata Hotel Group's Samuel hotel in Dublin has appointed Ann-Marie Traynor as its general manager.
Originally from Co. Limerick, Traynor was previously the general manager of Maldron Hotel Kevin Street, and has been in the industry for over 25 years, during which time she has worked in a variety of departments and climbed from entry level to general manager.
Statement By Traynor
Ann-Marie stated, "I originally wanted to work in hotels as I just thought they seemed so glamourous, and it always looked like a fun and friendly environment to work in.
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"I enjoy my job immensely as no two days are the same. Of course, some days are challenging, but these can also be very rewarding. Having worked with Dalata for 15 fantastic years, the allure of bringing a completely new brand into the city really appealed to me.
"Everything is so accessible, whether you want to visit all the historic sites, immerse yourself in the culture of the city or simply enjoy the nightlife, it really is all so easy to get to whether by tram, bus or foot.
"There is so much to do and see in Dublin. You can hop on the dart to the beach in Dun Laoghaire or on the Luas to Dundrum Shopping Centre, with so many hidden gems and foodie hotspots to explore across the city.
"A working day largely involves a very early start for me. On a normal day, I am usually in the hotel between 7.30am and 8am and would very regularly take public transport for part of my journey to work as it allows me time to catch up on my emails before walking into our beautiful reception area and greeting the team.
"The most satisfying part of my job is seeing the new team come together and really settle into their roles, learning new skills and growing in confidence day by day. I am very proud of the hotel and the team and seeing both start to shine is very exciting.
"If I am not busy working, I like taking trips to the cinema and if there is a gripping crime series of TV, I will be hooked. I think if I hadn't fallen in love with the hotel industry, I would have made a great detective."
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