Castlerea hotelier becomes first female general manager at The Westin, Dublin

A Roscommon native has become the first female general manager of The Westin Hotel in Dublin.

  Joanne Dillon from Castlerea was most recently general manager at Dublin’s Trinity City Hotel where she oversaw several expansions and refurbishments. She has also worked at Hilton Kilmainham, FBD Hotels, and the O’Callaghan Collection. She also spent time at the five-star luxury resort, The Fairmount Southampton, Bermuda.

  The mother of two, who brings a wealth of experience to the role, will replace Eamonn Casey, who has moved to Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa.

  Commenting on Joanne’s appointment, Paul Higgins, partner with MHL Hotel Collection, said the company was thrilled with the appointment.

  “As a valuable member of the MHL Hotel Collection, we are thrilled to welcome Joanne to The Westin Dublin. Joanne has led many of our important development projects over the years with great style and vigour. We are delighted to welcome the hotel’s first female general manager and support her as she returns to her passion for five-star service”.

  Commenting on her new role, Joanne said: “I have always admired The Westin Dublin and I am looking forward to once again working within a five-star environment. This is an exciting time for The Westin, having just completed a significant lobby refurbishment, and I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic team in welcoming domestic and international clients and guests this summer and into the future”.