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About Tifco Hotel Group

Tifco Hotel Group is the second largest Hotel Operator in Ireland.

We own and manage an exclusive portfolio of internationally branded hotels along with a variety of unique private label hotels. We have 25 hotel properties and almost 3,000 rooms in total.

We employ almost 1500 team members.

Our Hotels are located in Dublin and other key locations throughout Ireland.

  • People are number one
  • Professionalism
  • Clear focus on delivering results
  • Trust and personal responsibility
  • Transparency & integrity
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Commitment & dedication to our stakeholders
  • Effective communication systems
  • Quality focused
  • Flexibility
  • Sustainability

The Board

Enda O’Meara

Chief Executive Officer

Enda O’Meara

Chief Executive Officer

Enda started in the hotel industry in 1982, graduating with honours from Shannon College of Hotel Management. Having worked for major hotels in the UK, Europe and North America in 1997 Enda opened the founding hotel of the Tifco Hotel Group; Clontarf Castle Hotel. He has been instrumental in the development and expansion of Tifco Hotel Group into what it is today, one of Ireland’s largest hotel companies. He has been actively involved in the construction of new hotels, along with the acquisition and disposal of other Hotels.

Brian Campion

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Campion

Chief Financial Officer

Brian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a wide portfolio of experience working in industry for the last 30 years. He has worked exclusively in the hospitality sector for the last 20 years for a number of well-known Irish groups and has gained extensive experience of the industry having been involved in a number of sizeable acquisitions, disposals and new openings.

Mary Buckley

Chief Operations Officer

Mary Buckley

Chief Operations Officer

Mary has worked in the hotel industry for over 30 years and is an honours Graduate of the Shannon College of Hotel Management. Mary has held many senior positions and General Management positions within the Irish Hotel industry. Mary joined Tifco Hotel Group in 1998, having been involved in all of the Hotel Group’s new hotel developments and operations since 1998. Mary is now responsible for the overall strategy and the operations of all the Hotels. She is also responsible for new openings and has been involved in acquisitions and disposals of the company’s Hotels.

Management Team

David Hennessy

Group General Manager (Travelodge Ireland)

David has worked in the hotel industry for over 28 years, with senior management experience at both single and multi-unit level, across the international branded and independent 3, 4 and 5 star sectors in Ireland and the UK. A graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management, joining Tifco in 2014 in the capacity of General Manager of Clontarf Castle Hotel, before moving into a Group General Manager role taking responsibility for the Management of the Travelodge Ireland Portfolio following its acquisition in December 2016.

David Monks

Development Director

David has over 25 years’ experience in the hotel industry and most recently held the post of General Manager of the 502-bedroom Doubletree by Hilton (The Burlington Hotel) from 2011-2016. In 2017 David moved to a development and construction role with a focus on the delivery of new hotel assets to the Tifco portfolio. David is a graduate of the Shannon College of Hotel Management and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, a Masters in Real Estate as well as Diploma’s in Construction Law and Project Management.

Thomas Grehan

Group Financial Controller

Thomas has 25 years’ experience working in the hotel industry. Thomas has worked in all areas of the business including operations and cost control before moving into Accounts 22 years ago. Thomas joined Tifco Hotel Group in 1998 and currently heads up the Finance Function for all our partner Hotels. Thomas is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

David O’Connell

Group Marketing & Revenue Director

David has worked in the hotel industry for over 25 years and has held several senior sales & marketing positions in the Irish Hotel Industry. A Graduate of both the University College Galway and the Shannon College of Hotel Management, David holds Bachelor Degrees in Arts and in Commerce, a Masters Degree in Business Studies (Marketing) and a H.Dip in Hotel Management. David joined Tifco Hotel Group in 2002 and now heads up the Marketing Department & Group Revenue function for the Group. David has also lectured (part time) in Marketing at the Dublin City University Business School and in Revenue Management at the NUIGALWAY Shannon College.

Christoph Haustein

International Sales Director

Christoph has worked in the hotel industry for over 30 years and has held many senior sales positions in both Germany and Ireland. Prior to joining Tifco Hotel Group in 2005, Christoph worked for many large International Hotel Groups including Kempinski and Accor. Christoph currently heads Tifco Hotel Group’s International Sales team for International Conferences, Incentives and Events and Irish inbound Tour & Group Operators sales.

Wesley Bowden

Head of Online

Wesley graduated from Griffith College with a degree in Computer Science and joined Tifco Hotel Group as group E-Commerce & Online Marketing Manager in 2010. Wesley has many years of experience in E-commerce and online marketing and has held senior positions in the E-Commerce departments for some of Europe’s largest multinationals including Ryanair & Wyeth. Wesley currently heads up a team of 4 people who manage the online sales and e marketing for the Group.

Tom Coleman

Group Procurement Manager

Tom has held several senior Food & Beverage Management positions in the hotel industry in Ireland, England, France and Oman over the last 35 years. Tom joined Tifco hotel Group in 2000 and currently heads up the entire procurement department, which manages the procurement process for the hotels within the Group. Tom is a member of the Institute of Purchasing Managers.

Brendan McAleese

Group Cost Controller

Brendan originally came from a scientific background with qualifications in Chemistry and Mathematics working in the NI Civil Service Dept of Agriculture. He has since worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years in both Ireland and the UK managing bars and hotels including branded food & beverage outlets. Brendan joined the Tifco Hotel Group in October 2003 as Bar Manager in the newly opened Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport and later moved to Cost Control in 2004. Brendan became the Group Cost Controller 2008 using his operational experience and qualifications to oversee the cost analysis on all aspects of the daily processes.

Himanshu Sud

Chief Technology Officer

Himanshu has worked in the hotel industry for over 20 years and has held several positions within the hotel industry. Himanshu is a Graduate of the Shannon College of Hotel Management and also holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Technological University Dublin. Himanshu joined Tifco Hotel Group in 2003 and heads up the IT Security & Compliance department for the Group.

Ciara Drohan

Group Human Resources Manager

Ciara has worked in Human Resources roles for the last 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in HR Management from the National College of Ireland. Ciara is a Chartered Member of CIPD and a member of the Irish Hospitality Institute. In 2021 Ciara joined the Tifco Hotel Group and now heads up the Human Resources department for the Group.

Tifco Hotel Group History

Tifco Hotel Group is a very experienced hospitality management, development and asset management company that owns and operates a portfolio of hotels under the Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Hard Rock, Travelodge, and Holiday Inn Express brands. The Internationally branded hotels owned by Tifco Hotel Group currently comprise of 11 Travelodge hotels, the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport, Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown, the Hard Rock Dublin and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel at Dublin Airport. In addition, the private label hotel Arthaus Hotel Dublin is part of the portfolio.

Tifco Hotel Group also manages the following Partner hotels – Clontarf Castle Hotel, Hilton Dublin Kilmainham, The Hendrick Dublin Snithfield, Kinsale Hotel & Spa, Hotel Killarney, Innisfallen Hotel Killarney, and the Clybaun Hotel Galway.

Tifco Hotel Group Operates as one of the largest Hotel Groups in Ireland, with almost 3,000 hotel bedrooms; and employing almost 1,500 people.

The hotels within the group have been the preferred venues for Meetings, AGMs, Conferences and Annual Events of many Irish Corporate Companies, Charities, Event Management Companies and Destination Management Companies. As well as prestigious International events including the host venue for the 2013 G8 summit.

Owned Properties

1998 – Clontarf Castle Hotel: luxury 4 star boutique hotel only 10 mins from the city centre.

2003 – Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport: 204 bedroom hotel located in Northwood Park.

2006 – Holiday Inn Dublin Airport: 114 bedroom hotel located in Northwood Park.

2008 – Crowne Plaza Dublin-Blanchardstown: a 188 bedroom 4 star hotel and conference centre opened at the Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15.

2015 – Hilton Dublin Kilmainham: acquisition of the 130 bedroom hotel located facing Kilmainham Gaol, only a mile from Heuston Railway Station was purchased by Tifco Hotel Group and subsequently sold to the current owners in 2018.

2016 – The Parliament Hotel (formerly Arlington Hotel Temple Bar): a 63 bedroom hotel in an ideal location in the heart of Medieval Dublin and overlooking historic Dublin. Castle, The property subsequently underwent extensive refurbishment to become the first Hard Rock hotel in Ireland.

2016 – Tifco Hotel Group purchased Travelodge Ireland , comprising of 12 hotels accross the island of Ireland.

2019 – Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport – additional 100 bedrooms added to this Hotel.

2020 – Hard Rock Hotel Dublin: opened having converted the Parliament and adjacent office building into one of the best hotels in Dublin city centre. It is located on Lord Edward Street. Featuring 120 luxurious guest bedrooms and suites, furnished to an exceptionally high standard

2021 – Arthaus Hotel: a unique Boutique Hotel located in the heart of Dublin City Centre next to St. Stephen’s Green,Green; this 40-bedroom property exhibits a rich tapestry of art and design and was inspired by the world-famous Bauhaus school of art.

2022 – Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre 2022 – Travelodge Dublin City Centre: opened in January 2022, with 393 high quality bedrooms in a central location close to all the key attractions in the city. It is one of the largest budget branded Hotels in Dublin city Centre.

Partner Hotels

2014 – In May 2014 the 188-bedroom family leisure hotel, Hotel Killarney, was added as a partner Hotel to Tifco Hotel Group.

2017 – In March 2017 the 64 bedroom Innisfallen Hotel in Killarney was added to the Tifco Hotel Group portfolio. The Innisfallen Hotel is a family/leisure hotel set right in beautiful town of Killarney with many of Kerry’s greatest tourist attractions on its doorstep.

2018 – In November 2018 the 90 bedroom Kinsale Hotel & Spa was added to the Tifco Hotel Group portfolio. Set on 90 acres of mature wooded parkland and offering panoramic views over Oysterhaven Bay, the Kinsale Hotel & Spa is situated in the perfect location near Cork City, in a peaceful and tranquil setting for our guests.

2019 – In May 2019 both the 146 bedroom Hendrick Smithfield and the 92 bedroom Clybaun hotel in Galway were both added to the Tifco Hotel Group portfolio.

Corporate Philosophy


To continuously provide the best hospitality asset management services in the market.

Mission Statement

Tifco Hotel Group’s mission is to exceed the expectations of our stakeholders, by delivering exceptional service and proven results to all of our clients, while protecting, growing and enhancing asset value.

Our core values are:

  • People are number one
  • Professionalism
  • Clear focus on delivering results
  • Trust and personal responsibility
  • Transparency & integrity
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Commitment & dedication to our stakeholders
  • Effective communication systems
  • Quality focused
  • Flexibility
  • Sustainability

Ireland’s first Travelodge Plus Hotel has officially opened in Dublin City Centre

Enda O’Meara, CEO of Tifco Hotel Group and Steve Bennett, Chief Property and Development Officer at Travelodge UK, officially opened Ireland’s first Travelodge PLUS hotel together last week at an event attended by over 200 guests. Irish and international travel trade and a strong representation from Travelodge Hotels Limited UK were joined for the occasion by representatives from across the city’s conference and event sectors, as well as guests from the local corporate and hospitality industry.

Owned and operated by Tifco Hotel Group under a franchise agreement with Travelodge UK, the event offered Hotel General Manager, Stephan Ernest and his team a fantastic opportunity to showcase the property’s incredible location and facilities, including its superb 393 bedrooms and stylish bespoke ground floor food and beverage offering, mossco restaurant, bar and terrace.

Speaking at the launch, Tifco CEO, Enda O’Meara said:

Tifco is delighted to introduce a new hotel brand to Ireland with the launch of the Travelodge PLUS Dublin City Centre, now the largest budget hotel in the country. A hotel with style and comfort, its prime location will make it particularly attractive to local corporates and Convention Centre Dublin delegates, theatre and concert-goers, with all venues conveniently located on the hotel’s doorstep.”

Travelodge PLUS Dublin City Centre is located on the corner of Moss Street and Townsend Street in Dublin 2, an extremely central location, steps from the Convention Centre and the IFSC and with ease of access to all local business districts, Silicon Docks, the tech and financial hubs and Dublin Port. Travelodge PLUS Dublin City Centre is also within walking distance to 3Arena and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, plus other entertainment venues, city centre tourist attractions and shopping areas.

Designed by renowned architectural practice MCA Architects, Travelodge PLUS Dublin City Centre is a dramatic and attractive contemporary building with glazed facades and a natural stone and brick finish, using a variety of elevational styles to enhance and integrate the local streetscape. Designed around the needs of the modern traveller who desires a little bit more when it comes to style and comfort without compromising on the best location, the hotel is home to 393 guestrooms including 175 of the brand’s new premium bedroom product ‘SuperRooms’, and a mixed inventory of room types to meet all guest needs — twin, family, accessible, interconnecting etc. The hotel also has fantastic city scape views across south Dublin from the upper floors of the building.

At ground floor level in Travelodge PLUS Dublin City Centre, guests can experience stylish comfort and a super selection of food and beverage experiences in the hotel’s bespoke bar, restaurant and outdoor terrace concept mossco.  Street art lovers will also be impressed by a dramatic mural painted by Irish artist Shane Sutton which towers over the hotel’s heated terrace, depicting a 19th-century diver paying homage to the hotel’s location in the Dublin docklands.

Rooms at Travelodge PLUS Dublin City Centre are available to book today. For more hotel information see www.travelodge.ie and www.mossco.ie