The Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone today announced the appointment of Sinead Marron (pictured) as the new General Manager of the busy and popular riverside hotel.
With a background in leisure, spa and hotel management, Sinead will be perfectly placed to maximise Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone’s assets, including its prime Shannonside location and the hotel's on-site Synergy Health & Leisure Club.
Sinead counts among her alma mater, qualifications in Leisure Management from the University of Limerick and a qualification from the University of Maynooth. Beginning her career as Gym & Leisure Studio Manager in the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Co. Cork, Sinead worked there from 2003 to 2006, following which she moved to Cork city as Assistant Spa & Leisure Manager of the Sanovitae Health & Essence Spa at the Clarion Hotel in Cork.
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In March 2008 Sinead took up the role of Spa Manager at Fota Island Spa at the 5 star Fota Island Resort in Cork, an 18 treatment room spa and leisure facility where she was responsible for a substantial increase in spa membership in addition to increasing the spa’s overall turnover and profitability, and managing a large staff.
She was then promoted to Deputy General Manager of Fota Island Hotel at Fota Island Resort, responsible for the general operational & managerial direction for all departments of the hotel including Front Office, Housekeeping, all F&B outlets, IRD, C&B, Spa Operations, Kitchen Operations and Stewarding, all to a 5 star standard.
Also entering the Radisson Blu's ranks is Dean Diplock, who has been appointed head chef.
The South African native began his professional career in 1993 as a trainee chef at the San Lameer Protea Hotel, and more recently he has worked at the Carlton Hotel in Kinsale.
Last, but by no means least, Victor O'Brien, who was for six years Senior Assistant Manager at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, has been appointed the new Director of Operations.Victor was for a time, the Duty Manager at the Westin International Hotel in Sydney.