Lough Erne Resort Appoints Gareth Byrne As General Manager

By Robert McHugh
Lough Erne Resort Appoints Gareth Byrne As General Manager

Lough Erne Resort has announced the appointment of Gareth Byrne as its new general manager.

His appointment coincides with the recent completion of a interior overhaul within the resort's hotel, with updates being applied to 53 of Lough Erne's guest rooms and communal guest areas.

Work to upgrade and refresh the resort’s 25 lodges is set to be complete by late May.


Gareth Byrne, a native of Newcastle, County Down, joins Lough Erne Resort with 25 years experience within the hospitality industry.

During his career to date, Byrne has worked in a range of leading luxury hotels including The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast by Hotel Partners and The Kensington, London by the Doyle Collection.


Most recently, Byrne was general manager of the Duke of Richmond Hotel by Red Carnation Hotel Collection which also operates Ashford Castle.

'Exciting Opportunities'

"I am immensely proud to have taken up this leading position at a time when the resort is graced with stunning new interiors and a host of exciting opportunities ahead," said Byrne.

"We have a fantastic team here at Lough Erne Resort and I will be working closely with them on a range of new initiatives to further enhance our guest experiences as we continue to build on our reputation as a destination where guests can enjoy world class hospitality with the finest of Fermanagh welcomes."

G8 Summit 2013

Lough Erne Resort which hosted the G8 Summit 2013 was acquired in 2015 by Lough Shore Road Limited, in a joint venture of US based Advantage Capital Holdings, Inc. and TRU Hotels and Resorts, LLC (who also serve as the Resort’s operators).


TRU Hotels and Resorts, LLC is a hospitality investment and management firm also based in the United States.

'Glorious Countryside Setting'

"The guest feedback on our new hotel interior which is designed to harmonise with our glorious countryside setting and unite it with the latest in boutique design, has been exceptional to date," said Mark Ward, co-founder of TRU Hotels and Resorts LLC.

"We are truly delighted to have Gareth at the forefront of a rolling investment programme that is set to continue over the coming years."