iNua Hospitality has announced that Chris Austin has been appointed as Group Operations Director, and will oversee the company's portfolio of four and five star hotels.
iNua has hotels across Ireland, including the Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney, the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, and RAdisson Blu Hotels in Cork, Limerick, Athlone & Sligo. Chris joins iNua from Tifco Hotel Group where he was Regional Operations Manager for seven years.
Prior to Tifco, Chris worked as Director of Operations at both The Shelbourne and Druid’s Glen Resort. He has also held management roles in Ashford Castle, The Emirates Towers, Dubai and The Sandy Lane Hotel, Barbados.
Born Newcastle, Chris has been working in the hospitality business since before he left school, with part time kitchen work in a local golf club followed by two years as trainee chef and second chef in a Lincolnshire pub and a Cambridge hotel.
In his role as Group Operations Director, Chris will be responsible for group operational procedures & standards, product & service development, and operations training; in conjunction with HR, health & safety and transitioning new acquisitions into the iNua group.
“I am really looking forward to my new role as Group Operations Director at iNua Hospitality,” said Chris Austin, “and the challenges and rewards it will bring. This is a dynamic hotel group with ambitious plans and I am keen to contribute to its development and success.”
“We’re delighted to have Chris Austin join the iNua Hospitality team,” said COO of iNua Hospitality, Sean O’Driscoll. “His years of operational experience throughout every aspect of the hospitality industry and his impressive range of in-depth systems and procedures skills will be of enormous benefit to the teams across the iNua Collection.”