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Employee of the Year

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Employee of the Year
IHF Kerry Branch names Marie Maye Employee of the Year
George White, Parknasilla Resort & Spa Hotel, recognised for ‘Lifetime Contribution to the Industry’
 Wed 22nd November 2023

Pictured: Bernadette Randles, IHF Kerry Branch Chairperson, pictured with IHF Kerry Branch Employee of the Year, Marie Maye from the Killarney Avenue Hotel.

Marie Maye from the Killarney Avenue Hotel has been announced as the 23/24 Irish Hotels Federation Kerry Branch ‘Employee of the Year’ at a lunch in The Rose Hotel, Tralee. Over 60 guests attended the event to celebrate and recognise the 15 nominees from hotels and guesthouses across Kerry who have made an outstanding contribution to their workplace.

Congratulating Marie on the award, representative of the judging panel, Geraldine Rosney said the judges highlighted her kind, caring approach and great sense of humour when selecting her as the winner.

Marie Maye has worked in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on three different tenures over the last three decades. Working as part of the restaurant team, her colleagues say she brings out the best in everyone and is the epitome of warm, genuine hospitality - always going above and beyond to ensure that all guests experience the best that the Killarney Avenue Hotel has to offer.

During the ceremony, George White from Parknasilla Resort & Spa Hotel was also presented with a ‘Lifetime Contribution to the Industry’ award by the IHF Kerry Branch in recognition of almost 50 years of service.

At the event, IHF Kerry Branch Chairperson, Bernadette Randles, spoke about the importance of recognising excellence, and ‘Shaping Brighter Futures’ for people in the sector by supporting future leaders and keeping teams motivated with opportunities for career progression and development.

IHF Kerry Branch extends its gratitude to the expert judging panel comprised of Michael Vaughan (Vaughan Lodge Hotel and IHF Past President), Mary Rose Stafford (MTU Tralee) and Geraldine Rosney (formerly of Killeen House Hotel and Rozzers Restaurant), who had the difficult job of selecting a winner from the nominees.

Pictured: Bernadette Randles, IHF Kerry Branch Chairperson, pictured with George White,‘Lifetime Contribution to the Industry’ award recipient.

The members of the IHF Kerry Branch now wish Marie Maye the very best of luck as she goes on to represent them at the upcoming National IHF Employee of the Year Awards which will be held during the IHF's Annual Conference in February 2024.

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