Rachel Walker is the Corporate Sales Manager for Hayfield Manor, Killarney Royal and the Great Southern Killarney. She loves the individuality that each of the three properties has to offer.
Rachel holds a Bachelor degree in Tourism Studies, a postgraduate certificate in Information Technology, and a certificate in Life and Business Coaching. She has worked in the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium in the Office of Promotion of Social Tourism and Atlantic Golf and also worked in European Travel Management in Westport in Connecticut in The United States.
After promoting Ireland and Scotland abroad for Golf and Group Tours, she returned home to Irish soil and started her Irish Tourism career in Tour Operators, working with Abbey Tours in the Conference and Incentive department and Brendan Tours.
Rachel was then offered the opportunity to work for a number of excellent Irish hotels; these included the original nine Great Southern Hotels, Druids Glen Hotel in Wicklow for seven years and more recently for nearly three years The Dylan Hotel, Dublin. Rachel also won Network Dublin Business Woman of the Year in 2014 which is a tremendous achievement.
She loves welcoming new clients and nurturing the existing relationships that all three hotels have within the corporate and the meeting and incentive agent market.
“I inform clients of the wealth of experience that the Scally family have in the Irish Hospitality Industry and the benefits that the hotels can offer them. I enjoy meeting clients and building relationships with them. I find my role greatly satisfying as I love when people are delighted when they have made that final decision to choose us. I love being part of a hardworking team and enjoy the variety and opportunity that comes with this role.”
Rachel loves meeting and talking with people and clients in person and building relationships with them. Rachel has developed a great portfolio of clients that increases every year in different market segments. Rachel travels domestically within Ireland and also internationally to meet incentive and conference partners. Rachel has a wealth of experience working with clients who require different events in different venues.
In her spare time, when not entertaining her two boys Jack and Ralph, Rachel loves to garden, cook a family meal and walk along the beach in her native County Wicklow.