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O’Donoghue Ring Collection
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Brian Lawlor appointed Group GM at the O'Donoghue Ring Collection
Bringing 20 years of experience, Brian plans to focus on creativity, progression and innovation
 Mon 15th August 2022

The O'Donoghue Ring Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Lawlor as the Group General Manager. Responsible for overseeing the overall portfolio of the collection, which includes the Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa, Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney Towers Hotel, and the River Island Hotel. Along with The Park Place apartments the collection boasts an array of bespoke carefully curated outlets such as Cafe Du Parc, The Tanyard and the newly reimagined O'Donoghue public house.

Originally from Wexford, Brian has a long career in luxury hospitality, having worked in Adare Manor for over twenty years. In 1999, he graduated from Waterford IT as IHF Graduate of the Year, after studying Business Studies in Hotel & Catering Management. It was then that he took on a work placement position at Adare Manor, progressing through the ranks of various positions until he became the General Manager of the Carriage House. Over the duration of his tenure, Brian specialised in food and beverage management and operations, before moving to Killarney Towers Hotel in 2021 as General Manager.

With over two decades of experience under his belt, Brian has seen many transitions within the Irish hospitality industry and has witnessed the various challenges and shifts over the years. Commenting on his appointment Brian said: “People’s expectations have grown immensely, particularly within the domestic market. Creativity is a big thing and we must try to stay ahead of the curve. It’s fantastic to see the domestic market has come into its own.”

Considering his new position to be the highlight of his career, Brian is thrilled at the opportunity that the O’Donoghue Ring family have given him. “My aim is to compliment the progression and innovation that has seen the company elevate in recent years. I see the ODR collection as a group with endless potential and I, along with the family and senior management team, look forward to realising these aspirations."

Speaking of his appointment Managing Director Gemma Ring said " We are delighted that Brian Lawlor has been appointed to the role of Group General Manager. With Brian we will focus together on key areas of growth and strategic innovation, aligned to our people, culture, and sustainability goals. We are proud to be amongst the leading hotels groups in Kerry and look forward to working with Brian to continue delivering an excellent offering to our valued guests.”

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