The five star Dromoland Castle Hotel and Estate are today excited to announce the appointment of distinguished hotelier, Marie Chawke. In November, Marie will be joining t
he 5 Star team at one of the world’s most iconic Hotels, Dromoland Castle, in Co. Clare.
Speaking about embarking on her new role, Marie said; “I have been looking for an opportunity to work within a team dedicated to excellence and delivering exceptional experiences to guests, and am understandably thrilled to be joining the Internationally renowned, prestigious and much loved Dromoland Castle. “
“Over the years I have had the opportunity to observe their commitment to excellence from close quarters and I also worked here while studying at the Shannon College of Hotel Management. When I received the call from the Managing Director Mark Nolan, I was very excited. The Director of Sales, John Hehir is legendary in the industry and I am really looking forward to working with him and the wonderfully experienced team throughout the resort.“ With a distinguished 25 years’ experience and lifelong passion for the hospitality industry, Marie brings with her an enthusiastic and creative approach to the luxury hotel business.
This year also sees the return of renowned Irish hospitality managers Sé Gardiner & Noreen Fenton. Sé Started his fulltime career at Dromoland Castle in 1990 as a Duty Manager gaining valuable experience in all departments of the Hotel, with special interest in guest engagement and Food and Beverage departments. Sé was appointed Assistant Manager of Dromoland Castle in 2009. He then decided to leave Dromoland Castle in 2013 to manage La Réserve Brasserie, a very popular French brasserie in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Sé returns to his roots in the Caste this year to take on a restaurant management role in the famed Earl of Thomond.
Noreen as she says in her own words “grew up in Dromoland”. She started as a Trainee Manager in 1990 and has now returned to the role of Rooms Division Manager in The Castle. In 2013 Noreen took time out with her husband to open a restaurant in Ennis and after 4 years running her own business with her husband she has decided to return to where it all begin for her back at Dromoland. Noreen is delighted to return to the Castle.