Dear Members and Associates,
Thank you for your attendance at our Annual Gala Ball held on the 18th February in Dunboyne Castle.
It was a wonderful night with fantastic company and great entertainment.
Please welcome our newest Concierge Members to the fold who were ratified on the night.
Robert Mrugala – The Marker Hotel, Ahley Charman – Westbury Hotel, Padraig Casey, Lukas Siamro, Hugh O’Donoghue & Jerry O’Shea – Killarney Park Hotel
We are delighted to announce the ” Jimmy Connor ” – Concierge of the Year Award proudly sponsored by Enterprise Ireland was won by Gerald McCavanagh representing the Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast.
Jimmy Connor was Concierge of the Grand Central Hotel and then at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. He was the embodiment of our motto “In Service Through Friendship” with both work colleagues, guests and Clefs d’Or Members alike. In 2006 Jimmy went to the Concierge Desk in the heavens and since 2011 the Concierge of the Year Award has been renamed “The Jimmy Connor Award” in honour of a consummate gentleman, a wee man with a big heart and a true professional! The Executive Committee of Les Clefs d’Or Ireland acknowledges the kind generosity of Mr John. D Toner Director of Hasting’s Hotels and Mr Tim Quigley from Enterprise Ireland in continuing their support of “The Jimmy Connor Award”.