Dynamic new appointments to the team at The K Club to enhance the resort’s exceptional Meetings & Events offering

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Dynamic new appointments to the team at The K Club to enhance the resort’s  exceptional Meetings & Events offering

The K Club has pioneered 5-star service in Ireland from the very moment its doors opened in 1991.

Over the past 28 years The K Club’s reputation has been firmly established as the preferred country retreat for meeting & incentive groups, with its impressive selection of historic and contemporary spaces, luxurious accommodation and lush countryside setting overlooking formal gardens and its own pair of championship golf courses.

Now The K Club is pleased to announce the appointment of four new staff members to the elegant AA 5 Red Star hotel and country resort in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, joining the core meetings & events team and assisting in creating and delivering an impeccable experience for the resort’s corporate clients.

John Costelloe has been announced as new Director of Sales at The K Club, Xavier Perche has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage, Emma Madigan is the new Sales Manager and Elaine Dunne is joining the team as Assistant Director of Sales.

We are delighted to add such experienced and dynamic new staff to our team here at The K Club,” says Michael Davern, the resort’s CEO and General Manager. “The addition of new talent and their range of experience will no doubt be of great benefit to the ongoing success of meetings & events business at the resort, and myself and the rest of the team are looking forward to working closely with each of our new colleagues.”

Director of Sales in The K Club, John Costelloe has a degree in International Marketing from the University of Ulster and joins the resort from previous positions in luxury branded hotels and resorts such as Enniskerry’s Powerscourt Hotel and with a wealth of experience in the meetings and incentives industry also, having worked at Event Partners DMC and with Tourism Ireland in roles in Germany and in New York.

New Director of Food & Beverage at The K Club Xavier Perche joins the team from Lough Erne Resort and, prior to that, six years at Mount Juliet Estate. Originally from Lyon in France, Xavier studied Advertising and Hotel Management at Pace University, New York, returning to Europe after graduating to work in the Hotel Chalet St Georges, Megeve, and then as General Manager of the Taverne Brasserie back in his home town of Lyon. Xavier has made his home in Ireland since 2006.

With a strong background in the prestige and luxury motor industry in Australia, having spent four years with Autosports Group in Brisbane, Emma Madigan is the new Sales Manager at The K Club, coming to the resort from Radisson Blu St. Helen’s, Dublin where she was Assistant Director of Sales.

Elaine Dunne joins The K Club team as Assistant Director of Sales from The Shelbourne, where she worked in a series of roles since 2010. An experienced senior event manager and sales professional, Elaine has a diploma focused in Event Management & PR from Dublin Business School, and other previous experience includes four years at The Westin Dublin.

Along with the new additions to the team, Ciara Farrell has been named Meeting & Events Manager, Ciara has been with The K Club for the last 13 years starting at the front desk before moving to the reservations team and then to the sales department before taking on the new managerial role, a fantastic achievement and an exciting role to take on.

The K Club is looking forward to each new team member bringing their knowledge and expertise to their various roles, and further refining the already exceptional M&E experience at the resort.

Ireland’s first AA 5 Red Star hotel, The K Club makes a polished and sophisticated setting for meetings, conferences and events as well as providing the perfect backdrop to an utterly luxurious break in Ireland. Named in CVENT’s Top 25 Europe Independent Hotels for 2019, the world-famous resort is set in 550 acres of mature parkland on the banks of the River Liffey just 35 minutes from Dublin international airport and city centre. Since opening in 1991, The K Club has offered the very highest international levels of service and hospitality.

Article Published: 10/09/2019