Gareth To Head New-look Lough Erne

Lough Erne Resort is poised to enter a fresh chapter in its development with the appointment of a new general manager.

Gareth Byrne, a native of Newcastle, County Down, joins the hotel, spa and golf resort with 25 years' experience within the hospitality industry.

During his career to date, Gareth has worked in leading luxury hotels including The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast by Hotel Partners and The Kensington, London by the Doyle Collection. Most recently Gareth was general manager of the Duke of Richmond Hotel by Red Carnation Hotel Collection, which also operates Ashford Castle.

His appointment coincides with the completion of an interior overhaul within the resort's hotel, with updates being applied to 53 of its guest rooms and communal guest areas. Meanwhile, work to upgrade and refresh the resort’s 25 lodges is set to be complete by late May.

The new General Manager is a strong advocate of celebrating the "people" and the "place" and will place this philosophy at the heart of his new tenure.

The resort, which hosted the G8 Summit 2013, was acquired in 2015 by Lough Shore Road Limited, in a joint venture of U.S. 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.