Mount Juliet Estate has announced the appointment of Mark Dunne as General Manager.

Mark will oversee the development of the estate which was recently awarded five star status by Fáilte Ireland. Mount Juliet recently saw the completion of the renovation of the 93-bedroom Hunter’s Yard hotel, with plans for further development and innovation in the pipeline for 2020.

After a number of years working in a variety of roles within the Jurys Hotel Group properties, in 2007, Mark joined Doyle Hotels as Deputy General Manager of the Westbury Hotel. In a short space of time, he was promoted to General Manager of the five star property. As General Manager, Mark oversaw a €25m renovation project, which included the transformation of the Wilde restaurant and the opening of the hotel’s Café Novo whilst maintaining the five star status of the hotel.

In 2012 Mark became the General Manager of the Flynn Hotel Group based in the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny. During his tenure here, Mark held external support roles, namely as Chairperson of Kilkenny Tourism Hotel Co-operative and Vice Chairperson of the south east region of the Irish Hotels Federation.

Commenting on the appointment, Mark said: “We are caretakers of the historical Mount Juliet Estate and we will endeavour to deliver the exceptional level of service and personality that this heritage estate merits. It’s an exciting time for Mount Juliet as we plan to expand the offering and elevate Mount Juliet as a luxury destination to tourists for both the home and international markets.”

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