County Clare, Ireland (January 29, 2013) — The Lodge at Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland has announced the appointment of Ray Kearney as Sales and Marketing Director. The move is a promotion for Kearney, who joined the 5-star resort on the Western coast of Ireland, as Marketing Manager in August 2009. In his new role, Kearney will oversee all sales and marketing efforts for The Lodge at Doonbeg in North America, Ireland and Europe. His chief responsibility will be to create and implement innovative strategies for drawing group and individual travelers to experience the beauty and culture of Ireland.
“Ray’s promotion to Sales and Marketing Director is a reflection of his contributions during the past few years, which have helped our hotel to become one of the top-ranked hotels in Ireland and the world. I look forward to experiencing his new accomplishments in this role,” said Joe Russell, General Manager of The Lodge at Doonbeg.
Among notable achievements during his three years as Marketing Manager, Kearney can be credited with successfully establishing The Lodge at Doonbeg brand as well as increasing brand recognition for the Doonbeg Golf Club, which is now world renowned.
Prior to joining The Lodge at Doonbeg, Kearney was Business Development Manager at Avvio.com, which specializes in enhancing online revenues for hotels. Prior to that, he worked throughout the Irish hotel industry in various marketing roles.
Born and raised in County Clare, Kearney studied Business Marketing at The Institute of Tralee and Ecommerce at The National University of Ireland in Galway. When not at The Lodge at Doonbeg, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
About The Lodge at Doonbeg
Set along the Atlantic shores in County Clare, The Lodge at Doonbeg is the only 5-star luxury coastal resort in western Ireland. The 400-acre property features 189 guest rooms and suites as well as a magnificent Greg Norman-designed championship links course and distinct dining by Tom Colicchio, Consulting Chef of the Lodge. The White Horses Spa, a sanctuary of wellness and rejuvenation designed by Clodagh, incorporates the essence of Ireland into all treatments, with skincare products by Kerstin Florian. Also available are whole ownership cottages and suites and a private residence club managed by Timbers Resorts. The Lodge at Doonbeg is owned by Kiawah Partners, the master planner behind Kiawah Island, South Carolina and Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts. The Lodge at Doonbeg is a member of Small Luxury Hotels.