Deirdre McGlone of Harvey's Point receiving an All-Ireland Business Foundation Thought Leader Accreditation at Croke Park from Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business, Pat Breen.
The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) has accredited Deirdre McGlone of Harvey's Point with its prestigious Thought Leader accreditation in recognition of Ms. McGlone's outstanding contribution to the Tourism and Hospitality sector.
We are delighted to recognise Deirdre McGlone Managing Director Harveys Point hotel in Donegal with Thought Leader accreditation in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Irish Tourism and Hospitality sector. What began for Deirdre as a three-month summer job at Harveys Point has turned in to thirty years of continued service.
In that time Deirdre has overseen the growth of Harveys Point from twenty bedrooms and a small restaurant to what is now a unique and luxurious four-star hotel with sixty-four palatial suites.
All this while playing a key role in putting Donegal firmly on the Irish destination map. The result of her efforts saw Deirdre named as the Donegal person of the year in 2016.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Deirdre on achieving Thought Leader accreditation and to wish her and all the team at Harvey's Point every success in the future.
- A Spokesperson on Behalf of the AIBF Adjudication Panel
What makes a good hotel great?
Is it the large and luxurious bedrooms or is it the award winning cuisine?
Is it the wonderful views of the mountains and the lake or is it the ambience of the place, made special by the wooden paneling, the chandeliers, the artwork and the turf fires?
Currently celebrating 30 years of ‘happy hotel-keeping’ at Harvey’s Point, it is fitting that such a special milestone is marked by being awarded the prestigious Business All-Star Accreditation. This is testament to the great efforts by our team in delivering world class hotel-keeping blended with genuine Irish hospitality.
The assessment process tested our determination for continuous improvement and our aspirations for excellence. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our team, our customers and our suppliers for their continued loyalty over the years. Special thanks to the All Star panel for their honest and invaluable feedback, which encourages us to keep raising the bar, going forward.
On a personal note, I am a firm believer in the power of personal development and therefore I was delighted to receive the award for ’Thought Leader’ in Tourism and Hospitality.
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