The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co. Waterford has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Shields as its new General Manager.
Cork native Patrick has recently returned from Canada, where he was working with Northland Properties as General Manager of the five star Sutton Place Hotels since summer 2017.
Prior to working in Canada, Patrick worked with the Talbot Collection as General Manager of the Midleton Park Hotel from February 2014 until July 2017, and before that he held senior roles in various Cork hotels.
Patrick graduated from Cork Institute of Technology in June 2004 with a Diploma in Business Studies, Hotel & Catering Management. After working in Ocean City USA for a year and a half, he returned to Ireland to gain a BA Honours Degree in Hospitality Management in the Waterford Institute of Technology.
“As General Manager of The Sutton Place Hotel at Revelstoke Mountain Resort I was fortunate to be part of a team that welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family, as well as many wonderful guests and colleagues from all over the world,” said Patrick. “Cliff House Hotel has an exceptional team and I have been very fortunate to be part of other great teams over the years which have possessed a real drive for consistently delivering excellent guest service.”
A member of Relais & Châteaux, the five star Cliff House is carved into a cliff in West Waterford, set against the backdrop of the coastline. The hotel has a ‘wet’ spa, The Well by the Sea, which has a view-wrapped pool, outside baths and a hot tub overlooking Ardmore Bay on the country’s south coast and is known for its food - the House Restaurant has held a Michelin star for the cooking of Martijn Kajuiter and his team for ten years.
Patrick said: “Cliff has a reputation for innovation and excellence in hospitality and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to be part of this exciting group. I’m looking forward to getting to know our regular guests, welcoming new guests, and building on the success created by the fantastic team here.”