FBD Hotels & Resorts has announced that Ger Alley has been appointed as the general manager of the four-star Killashee Hotel in Co. Kildare.
Having graduated from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in 2007 with a BA in International Business & Hotel Management, Alley started his career as the duty manager at what was then Killashee House Hotel.
Alley, who is from Laois and whose family has owned the Copper Kettle restaurant in Durrow for many years, was awarded "General Manager of the Year" at The Hotel Awards 2019. He joined FBD Hotels & Resorts as general manager of The Heritage Hotel & Spa Killenard, Co. Laois, in January 2019 and oversaw a refurbishment programme at the hotel. Previous to this, Alley was the director of food and beverage at The K Club in Kildare.
Get a FREE Digital Subscription!Enjoy full access to Hospitality Ireland, our weekly email news digest, all website and app content, and every digital issue.
In his new role, one of Alley's first tasks is to oversee the first of phase of a €3 million refurbishment plan that is currently underway at Kilashee Hotel.
Statement By Alley
Commenting on his appointment Ger says, "Killashee holds a special significance to me as it is where my career in hotel management began. It is a privilege to return as general manager and to be part of this exciting new chapter. This first phase of the refurbishment is well underway with €3 million being invested is in the upgrading of all the bedrooms, Bistro Restaurant, Terrace Restaurant, Gallery Lounge and reception. There is also some grounds and other internal works being done and the completion date is end of September. The experienced team at Killashee is working to ensure the transition from old to new is seamless, with the minimum of disruption to our clientele while maintaining the highest quality standards in hospitality. The team are energized and looking forward to the next chapter of Killashee."
© 2022 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.