SARASOTA, FL – October 2013 –The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Damien O’Riordan as General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. O’Riordan will lead a talented team of more than 500 Ladies and Gentlemen and will oversee all operations, sales and marketing and continued growth of the 266-room resort, Membership golf, spa and beach clubs and three residential facilities.
“We are very fortunate to have someone of Damien O’Riordan’s caliber leading our beautiful Sarasota resort and affiliated golf and beach clubs,” said Kate Monahan, Area Vice President, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. “He has a long-standing history with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, most recently serving as General Manager of our beautiful hotel in Powerscourt, Ireland. His wide range of experiences make him the perfect fit for this unique property.”
A graduate of the Galway-Mayo Institute of technology in Ireland with a Diploma in Hospitality Management, O’Riordan served as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt in Ireland, as well as general manager of The G Hotel in Galway, where he was instrumental in securing several awards for the hotel including Number 1 Hotel in Ireland by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2010. Prior to his position in Galway, O’Riordan served as deputy general manager of Adare Manor, also in Ireland and previously spent 8 years in the United States working with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in properties including Half Moon Bay, California; Battery Park in New York; Tysons Corner, Virginia; Georgetown in Washington D.C, and Rose Hall in Jamaica.
O’Riordan said, “I am absolutely delighted to be taking on the role of general manager at one of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s most beautiful resorts, offering so much to both guests and local residents of Sarasota. I look forward to working with our Ladies and Gentlemen to provide exceptional experiences for our guests and to create unique, personal memories which they can enjoy long after leaving our hotel.”
A native of Cork, O’Riordan is married to Lorna and they have 3 children – Ben, Adam and Emma. He will arrive at the property later this month.
ABOUT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA:
A luxury landmark on Florida’s central Gulf coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is conveniently located near the city center overlooking Sarasota Bay, just minutes from premier arts venues, nature sanctuaries, distinctive shopping, fishing and watersports. Named one of the Top Golf
Resorts in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, this destination resort is also home to The Ritz-
Carlton Spa, Sarasota, named the #3 Spa in the U.S. and Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. In addition to a Gulf-front Beach Club, Tom Fazio-designed Golf Club, Spa and Wellness Center, children’s recreation programs and 266 guest rooms with Ritz-Carlton Club Level accommodations, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers 218 Residences and a private country club-style Membership. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at (800) 241-3333 or visit ritzcarlton.com/sarasota. For information on The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com.
ABOUT THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL COMPANY L.L.C.:
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)