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Patrick Shields and Tristan Jacob appointed Joint Managing Directors at CLIFF Group
With portfolio including Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore and Cliff at Lyons in Kildare
 Wed 19th October 2022

CLIFF Group have appointed Patrick Shields and Tristan Jacob as Joint Managing Directors. Known for their stunning hotels and high-end residential properties including the five-star coastal beauty, Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore which has the Michelin starred House Restaurant, and the country retreat Cliff at Lyons in Kildare which has the two Michelin starred Aimsir Restaurant, CLIFF Group also have luxury residential properties under CLIFF Residence including; Cliff Beach House, Cliff Cottage, urchin Loft as well as cottages at Cliff at Lyons.

In recent years CLIFF Group also launched a successful retail business, CLIFF Home, which operates both online and from retail spaces in Cliff at Lyons and Cliff House Hotel, and urchin bar and adventures which is located in Ardmore.

In his new role, Patrick Shields, who has been General Manager of Cliff House Hotel for four years, will be responsible for all operational matters across Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co. Waterford and Cliff at Lyons in Co. Kildare in addition to the Urchin & Pantry brands and CLIFF Residences. A native of Cork, Patrick returned from Canada in 2018 where he held the role of Hotel General Manager at Sutton Place Hotel, Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia.

A General Manager now for over ten years, Patrick's prior experience has come from roles in Australia, the United States and at home in Ireland with The Talbot Collection and Carlton Hotels amongst others. Patrick is a former president of the Midleton & Area Chamber of Commerce in Cork and will graduate from MTU with an MBA in Strategy with First Class Honours in November this year.

Tristan Jacob, previously Group Director of Sales for CLIFF Group since 2021, will assume responsibility for all commercial matters across the CLIFF portfolio, including Cliff Home and CLIFF Residence properties in Kildare and Waterford. With over 20 years of hospitality experience starting in Citywest Hotel & Conference Centre in September 2002, Tristan spent 12 years working through the ranks of Ireland’s largest hotel and event centre, culminating in his role of Marketing Manager for the estate.

Supporting the operation and promotion of large-scale conferences and events including; Top Gear Live and Disney on Ice, Tristan also worked closely with the team in Dalata Hotel Group, appointed to manage the property in 2010. He has also held roles with Net Affinity where he honed his knowledge of hospitality e-commerce and digital marketing. Prior to working with CLIFF, Tristan worked with Olema Property Holdings, first as Director of Sales for Iveagh Garden Hotel, and then in a wider group role across their Dublin 2 portfolio.

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