We are thrilled to introduce Peter Doyle, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick, part of The INUA Collection. Thank you, Peter, for sharing your experience in the hospitality industry and some fun facts about yourself.
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Hi my name is Peter Doyle and I am from a rural village in East Clare called Feakle which would be well known for Traditional Irish Music and the great game of Hurling. I am working as Hotel Manager here in the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick
– Can you tell us about your hospitality career and how it has evolved over the years?
I started as a Hotel Porter in the Woodstock Hotel in 1999, 24 years ago now and I have had a varied career over the years. I’ve worked as employee, supervisor, and manager in most departments, apart from the Kitchen (I’ll leave that to the chefs, only my 3 children and wife should be subjected to my food) I went to college in GMIT, now ATU in Galway in 2004 to study Hotel Management and trained with Jurys Doyle Hotel Group in Galway and Boston in the USA.
I started my management career as a DM in the West County Hotel in Ennis in 2008 and have held various Duty Management positions in Hotels in Clare, Limerick & Galway up until 2011 and then department level positions, mainly in F&B up until 2016 and then started out in Senior Management with the MHL collection in the Harbour Hotel in Galway as F&B and Operations Manager, followed by Deputy GM in Glenlo Abbey & Operations Manager in In the Strand in Limerick.
After this I tried my hand in the Luxury Market, in the 5 Star Adare Manor Resort and opened The Carriage House Restaurant and worked in Rooms Division within the Manor House for 3 years.
Since then, I have worked as Deputy GM in the Inn at Dromoland and GM in the Killaloe Hotel & Spa.
My career has been varied, challenging, and extremely rewarding and it has all led me to my current position which is absolutely fantastic.
– What do you enjoy most about working in hospitality?
No 2 days are the same!! An old cliché but very relevant.
Delighting our guests and exceeding their expectations and working with fantastic teams to develop their potential. This industry is all about people and you need to look after them all to create results!
– What is your favourite iNUA Collection employee benefit?
Definitely the Management benefit of working overtime and being paid for it!
It might seem like this is the norm outside hospitality but from my experience, this is not the case. I am unaware of any other hotel group promoting this benefit. It is extremely welcome and very progressive of our employer.
– Can you tell is about your experience with Learning and Development programmes/opportunities at The iNUA Collection?
I feel INUA are market leaders in this regard, from staff members to senior management there are a huge amount of learning opportunities across the board for willing participants. From the feedback that I have received to date, all have enjoyed their time during these courses and a huge benefit to all.
– What do you do to switch-off after work?
I have 3 boys under 6 that keep my wife and I entertained and busy outside of work. I see now why people say that coming to work is a break!! Apart from this I try to stay fit and still try to play a bit of hurling and soccer (badly!) for a few local teams.
Work life balance is hugely important, and I definitely am receiving that from the hotel & iNua.