Choice Hotel Group has announced that Sean and Elaine Lally are joining the partnership as co-owners and operators of The 4 star Hotel Woodstock on Shanaway Road in Ennis.
Sean and Elaine are very familiar with Ennis as Sean has worked at The Old Ground Hotel in the early 90s as Deputy Manger when it was owned by Trusthouse Forte Hotels while Elaine worked as Front Office Manager at both the West County Hotel and The Great Southern Hotel in Shannon.
Sean was actually based at the Old Ground Hotel and ran the official function for the opening of Woodstock Golf Club while he was based in Ennis.
“We have always had a dream to run our own family business and when we got the opportunity to link with the partnership and Choice Hotel Group within the structure of Hotel Woodstock I thought it was the ideal chance to make the first move into ownership” says Sean.
Sean has been at the helm of the Strand for the last 8 years and previous to that he opened and managed both The Clarion Hotel and The Clarion Hotel Suites on the Ennis Road for 7 years and both himself and Elaine managed The Royal George when they first moved to Limerick.
Sean has been very much involved in the local community in Limerick over the last 17 years and was President of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and a director for the last 10 years as well as a founding director of the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau as well as being on the Irish Hotel Federation National Council.
It is not just Sean that is involved in the local Clare community his family are deep rooted presently, Elaine is current secretary of the Newmarket On Fergus Camogie Clubs, Oisin (17) plays minor hurling with Newmarket On Fergus Hurling Club and Caoimhe (12) has played underage camogie for Clare in the Primary Games this year.
Sean is delighted to be joining the successful opening team of Fran Toomey Operations Manager, Lisa Glynn Sales & Marketing Manager and Mary Reynolds Hotel Accountant and all local Clare ladies, So truly a Clare Team taking Hotel Woodstock on its next journey. Speaking on behalf of the Choice Hotel Group CEO Andrew O’Neill said ‘the team, the customers and the community will benefit from this appointment.’ O’Neill also said he is really excited about what lies ahead For Sean, Hotel Woodstock and Choice Hotel Group.