Adare Manor is delighted to welcome three new appointments to our team; Alex Beghiu – Director of Housekeeping, Darragh Culhane – Front Office Manager and Marion Kapellas – Spa Manager.
Alex Beghiu joins the Adare Manor team as the Director of Housekeeping having worked for Hilton Hotels & Resorts previously. Originally from Moldova, Alex graduated with a degree in Biology and Chemistry at The University of Moldova before finding her passion in the hotel industry.
Over the last 16 years she has managed numerous hotel restructures and refurbishment programmes including properties such as Hilton Dublin and the 502 bedroom Burlington Hotel in Dublin. Alex is looking forward to building a fantastic team at Adare Manor and embracing all the new exciting projects ahead.
County Limerick native Darragh Culhane is the newly appointed Front Office Manager. A first class honours degree graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management and a recipient of the Banfi Foundation Cornell Scholar-ship, Darragh returns to Adare Manor after a number of years working with brands such as Four Seasons in Switzerland, Marriott and Fairmont in the UK as well as Trigon Hotels in Cork.
As Front Office Manager, Darragh will guide the Front Office Team who will oversee the arrival and departure experience of guests to the Manor Houses’ 104 bedrooms, 12 Manor Lodges and the luxurious Rose & Lavender Cottages. Gathering detailed experience across a variety of departments such as Front Office, Food & Beverage and Conference & Events Sales, Darragh’s knowledge of recruitment, development and creative, innovative thinking will allow his team to create a guest experience which is truly beyond everything.
The Front Office department at Adare Manor will showcase the latest in guest-centric technology, allowing check-in to be completed remotely and swiftly on Windows Surface Pro tablets as each team member guides their guest through the hotel to their residence for the evening.
Marion Kapellas brings her keen sense of innovation and extensive knowledge of the spa and wellness industry to her new role, where she will oversee the grand opening of Ireland and the UK’s only La Mer Spa – one of only 11 worldwide. As Spa Manager, she will lead day-to-day operations and marketing strategies, spear-head the development of bespoke treatments with product partners, and manage team training to ensure a world-class experience for guests.
Marion brings a unique perspective to the launch of the Spa at Adare Manor, having directed the opening of the Devonshire Club in London as Spa Manager in 2016. There, she played an integral role in the success of the business, leading operations and overseeing multiple functions from beauty, fitness, medispa and hair services. Prior to her time at Devonshire Club, Marion served as Spa Operations Manager at The Cafe Royal Hotel in London, where she was responsible for operations and licensing, recruitment and managing high-profile clients.