Staff Stories

We want our staff to be proud to work in Dalata, and to share our passion for excellence in service, and dedication to the customer. In return, we offer a fantastic place to work. Take a look at what it’s like to work with Dalata Hotel Group, as told to you by some of our talent throughout the group.


Hear from one of our Chefs about life in Dalata


Let Kate tell you about our Graduate Development Programme


And More….

Lisa Halligan

Lisa Halligan

I had a number of roles in the hotel, like in reception as supervisor, accounts, and Front of House Manager.  In 2013, I took the decision to change path and was successful in applying for the Corporate Sales Manager within the Hotel.

I got the opportunity to participate in the Dalata Sales Development Programme. It was the perfect course for me on so many levels. I was Corporate Sales Manager Maldron Dublin Airport and now I’m Business Development Manager Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. READ MORE



Des McCannDes McCann-11 (002)

I started my career as a Hall Porter moving onto Receptionist, Night receptionist, Conference & Banqueting Assistant and Breakfast Supervisor – all as part of my management program that gave me a fantastic outlook and understanding on the entire business. My time then came to move into HR in Clayton Hotel Burlington Road and I went on to become HR Manager in this incredible hotel.

I am currently the General Manager of the 469 bedroom Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport. My education consisted of completing two degrees through the National College of Ireland.




Profile pic (002)Rory Fitzpatrick

Personally I’m very proud to be a part of the Dalata success story. Over the years since its incorporation I have worked with and witnessed many strong people develop in their roles and progress to more senior positions within the company. I believe the opportunity that exists to grow and develop is central to Dalata’s continued success and I look forward in anticipation to seeing many more years of unparalleled growth.




SauliusSaulius Cepkauskas 

I will be looking forward to new challenges and hoping to be given further opportunity and to become a General Manager for Dalata Hotel Group.

If I was to give advice to any in this sector, it would be mentor, train and compliment your staff when they do the things right and take pride in their job!




I was cZola J small 2hosen to participate in the Revenue Manager Development Programme. By applying what I was learning on the course into the day to day activities within my job I was able to excel within my role, and together with the rest of the management team, make significant improvements to our strategy, which resulted in a very successful year for us all.

I am grateful to work for a company that not only supports this, but also encourages it


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