The appointment will see him take the operational lead. O’Leary – who brings over 20 years’ experience in the industry – first joined Gleneagles in November 2016 when he took up the position of hotel manager.
Before this, he was director of food & beverage at the five-star Grand Hyatt in Dubai, with responsibility for 14 restaurants and bars at the Hyatt group’s largest global food and beverage operation.
Andreas Porias, previously Gleneagles’ Director of Rooms, has taken on the role of Hotel Manager.
Porias – who joined Gleneagles in 2013, following leadership roles at The Dorchester and The Lanesborough – has played a key role in managing Gleneagles’ capital investments, since the launch of the hotel’s refurbishment programme in 2016.
The refurbishment means the launch of three new bars, a new restaurant, a new café, a new residents’ lounge, and the refurbishment of around 80 bedrooms and suites.
"Over the last eight months in his role as hotel manager, Conor has demonstrated strong leadership qualities and the impressive skillset and experience required to help us advance our ambitious vision," said Bernard Murphy, Gleneagles’ managing director.
"His experience in some of London’s most prestigious properties, as well as his success overseas, has given him an international approach to operations, which is critical to this business and is helping us develop our offering," he added.
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