Hodson Bay Group News

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Opening the doors to Ireland's first Hyatt hotel!

We are thrilled and cannot wait to welcome you all in to see our beautiful 234 bedroom hotel in the heart of the Liberties.

Jason Ballard, Hyatt’s regional vice-president with Directors John O’Sullivan, Johnny O’Sullivan and Managing Director Declan Curtis.

Hotel Awards Hat Trick for Hodson Bay Group

The hard work and excellent service of the teams in Galway Bay Hotel and Hodson Bay Hotel was recognised with three award nominations in the inaugural Hotel Awards Ireland 2019. Galway Bay Hotel has been nominated for Connacht Hotel of the Year while Hodson Bay was shortlisted in the Leinster Hotel of the Year & Hotel Spa of the Year categories. The finalists were chosen following a public vote and the winners will be named at an awards ceremony in October.

Rockin’ in to Happily Ever After at Galway Bay Wedfest

With live bands, BBQ and wellies galore, Galway Bay Hotel’s third annual Wedfest Wedding Fair was back and busier than ever this September. The fun-filled, festival themed event featured dozens of Galway’s leading wedding suppliers and gave couples a chance to get a sneak peek at the exciting renovations planned for the hotel’s ballrooms this winter. If you’re planning your big day you must check it out!

Award-Winning Service at Galway Bay Hotel

Galway Bay Hotel were delighted to accept the prestigious Customer Care Award at the 2019 JCI Galway Friendly Business Awards. The awards recognise businesses that go the “extra mile” by continuing to enhance the customer experience without compromising on customer service. Galway Bay Hotel are now finalists in the National Awards taking place in October.

Sheraton Hosts Adventure Athlone Challenge

Pictured enjoying the inaugural Adventure Athlone corporate team challenge hosted by Sheraton Athlone Hotel in association with Dynamic Events on Thursday 15th August were Aoife McConn, Hodson Bay Hotel (centre) and Emer Nooney, Jillian Bannon, Mary Hynes and Rhona Fitzgerald from Arran Chemical. The unique urban challenge was designed to showcase the town of Athlone.

Hyatt Centric supporting Liberties Cultural Association

The Liberties Cultural Association has been nominated for a prestigious All-Ireland Pride of Place Award. Hodson Bay Group Commercial Director, Garry Walsh attended a recent presentation given to the Pride of Place judges and we were honoured that the Cultural Association applauded Hyatt Centric’s approach to integrating with the local community during the event.

Hyatt Centric Celebrating Best of The Liberties

As we busily prepare for the September launch of our newest hotel, Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin, we were delighted to work with the team at Joe.ie to highlight a few of the world-class attractions that will be right on the Hyatt’s doorstep. Through the World of Hyatt loyalty programme we’ll be able to share these must-see spots with an international audience of close to 15 million people!

Hodson Bay Hotel Launch Summer Offerings

Hodson Bay Hotel were delighted to welcome some of Ireland’s best known radio and TV personalities, journalists and social media stars including Ursula Walsh from Mom’s Fitness Diary (pictured with her husband Niall and Louise Campbell, Head of Group Marketing) to a sunny summer BBQ celebrating the launch of the all new summer offerings at Ireland’s largest lakeside resort.

5 Reasons Why You Deserve A Break In The Spa At Hodson Bay Hotel

This year The Spa at Hodson Bay Hotel became Ireland’s newest and finest Elemis Spa. Elemis is the world-leading luxury spa and skincare range chosen by millions of spa-goers every year.

Weddings With A WOW Factor at Sheraton Athlone Hotel

The Sheraton Athlone Hotel are inviting all newly engaged couples to join them on Sunday 21st July from 2-5pm for a special Summer Wedding Fair on their modern and exclusive rooftop terrace, an area that is perfect for civil ceremonies and arrival drinks receptions.

Sheraton Athlone Spa Ranked in European Top 3

The expert therapists, unbeatable treatments and world-class facilities of the Sirana Spa at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel were recognised recently when the spa reached number two in the ranking of Sheraton Hotel Spas across Europe and the Middle East.

Record Attendance at Hodson Bay Hotel Wedding Fair

Hodson Bay Hotel’s Wedding Garden Party on Sunday 9th June was an undeniable success attracting the biggest ever turnout for a wedding fair at the hotel. Dozens of newly engaged couples travelled from counties throughout Ireland to get a head-start on their wedding planning at one of the country’s leading lakeside venues.

Hyatt Centric Hotel Ramps Up Recruitment for 180 New Jobs

Preparation for the opening of the new 234-room Hyatt Centric Hotel in The Liberties, Dublin is now well underway. Hodson Bay Group, the organisation behind the Hyatt development, stepped up the process of recruiting the 180 new employees needed to run the hotel by hosting an open recruitment day this week in the heart of the Liberties.

Galway Bay Hotel announced as new sponsors of Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club

We are delighted to be associated with the Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club both in their exceptional work on the pitch and within the community, which fits perfectly with Galway Bay Hotel’s own culture of respect and approach to supporting organisations locally.

Management Training

Hodson Bay Group’s senior staff came together in the Galway Bay Hotel for a Leadership Training Programme with expert consultant Jarlath Duffy. Jarlath instills confidence, awareness and ability in Leaders, Managers and Teams through training, facilitation and coaching.

The team found the training very positive and supportive and plan to introduce the programme in each of their departments over the next few weeks.

Galway Bay Hotel Employee of the Year

The team at Galway Bay Hotel enjoyed their Annual Staff Party at Sheraton Athlone Hotel recently. On the night CEO of the Hodson Bay Group Padraig Sugrue and Managing Director of Galway Bay Hotel Dan Murphy presented the Employee of the Year award to Kirils who has worked with the company for the past 6 years. He always goes above and beyond in all he does. He is very popular with both guests and his team members.

Sheraton Athlone Hotel Employee of the Year

Hodson Bay Group CEO Padraig Sugrue & General Manager of the Sheraton Athlone Hotel Garrett McGuinness presented the employee of the year 2018 award to Anne Marie. A member of the Reservations Team prior to the hotel opening in 2008, Anne Marie is a very popular member of the team. She has excellent customer care, her attention to detail is exceptional and has a lovely manner with the team and guests alike.

Hodson Bay Hotel Employee of the Year

The team at Hodson Bay Hotel recently enjoyed the annual staff party in Galway Bay Hotel. Hodson Bay Group CEO Padraig Sugrue and Hodson Bay Hotel Managing Director Tim Hayes presented the Employee of the Year 2018 award to Joanna. Working in our carvery dept. for almost 10 years, Joanna is an exceptional member of the team. She displays all our company core values on a daily basis through the course of her duties.

Sheraton Athlone launch the S bar & Bistro

One of Ireland’s top influencers Lisa McGowan better known as Lisa’s Lust List cut the ribbon on the launch of the new ‘S Bar & Bistro‘ at Sheraton Athlone Hotel. Guests on the night were able to sample some of the fabulous cocktails and new bar food created by Group Executive Head Chef Gavin O’Rourke. O’Brien’s Wine and Black Donkey beer were also on offer on the night and Lisa created the “Lisa’s Lust Cocktail” now exclusively available at Sheraton Athlone Hotel.

Atlantic Wing Launch

The team at Galway Bay Hotel were joined by Sile Seoige as well as locals and friends of the hotel to launch the brand-new Atlantic Bar and Seascape Lounge. Sile chatted to Dan Murphy, MD of the Galway Bay Hotel who has been with the hotel for the last 19 years. Some of the team shared stories from their years with the hotel and what it’s like working for Galway Bay Hotel. Guests were treated to cocktails and a selection of food from our specially designed menu while they listened to live music in the bar.

Appreciation Night

The Guinness Storehouse played host to a customer appreciation evening for the Hodson Bay Group of Hotels on Thursday 20th of September 2018. On the night Hodson Bay Group launched their brand-new hotel, The Hyatt Centric located in the heart of the Liberties, Dublin.

Hyatt Enters the Irish Hotel Market

The Hyatt Hotel Corporation today announced that it will open its first Irish Hotel in May 2019. The Hyatt Centric Dublin, a 234 room hotel located in the Liberties, Dublin is being Developed by The Hodson Bay Group, a Hospitality and Property Development company owned by the O’Sullivan family. The Hodson Bay Group will manage the property as part of a franchise agreement.