Gleneagles has appointed a new general manager as the five-star property looks to build on the success of its recent multi-million pound refurbishment.
Conor O’Leary has joined the Perthshire hotel as the operational lead following the property’s 18-month renovation period that has seen the building transformed.
O’Leary – who brings over 20 years’ experience in the industry – first joined Gleneagles in November 2016 when he took up the position of hotel manager, with chief responsibility for all food and beverage operations across the hotel and estate.
Prior to arriving at Gleneagles, he was Director of Food & Beverage at the five-star Grand Hyatt in Dubai, with responsibility for 14 restaurants and bars at the Hyatt group’s largest global food and beverage operation.
Andreas Porias, previously Gleneagles’ Director of Rooms, has assumed the role of Hotel Manager.
O’Leary said: “The hotel refuses to rest on its laurels, and its continual pursuit of excellence and improvement across every element of the guest journey – from our exceptional food and beverage offering to our glorious playground of sport, country pursuits and leisure – inspires me every single day.
“Over the last eight months in his role as hotel manager, Conor has demonstrated strong leadership qualities and the impressive skillset and experience required to help us advance our ambitious vision,” said Bernard Murphy, Gleneagles’ managing director.
“The last 18 months represent one of the most exciting periods in the hotel’s history, with significant investment from Ennismore ensuring our successful launch of three new bars, a new restaurant, a new café, a new residents’ lounge, and the refurbishment of around 80 bedrooms and suites.
“I look forward to working with Conor – as our investment programme continues at pace – to build on that success, forge new opportunities, and strengthen our position on the global stage.”
Gleneagles is gearing-up to host the high-profile 2019 Solheim Cup, and recently boosted its field sports profile, following the revival of its Glorious Grouse Race event from the archives earlier this month.