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Damien is joined by Michael Skehan, new manager of the Granville Hotel

Damien is joined by Michael Skehan, new manager of the Granville Hotel Damien is joined by Michael Skehan, new manager of the Granville Hotel
Mary O'Neill

Iconic Waterford hotel The Granville has a new manager, Michael Skehan.

The Thomastown man joined Damien in studio on Déise Today. 

Michael worked at The Tower Hotel in Waterford from 1997 to 2005, before heading to the UK where he managed The Leopold Hotel  in Sheffield -  a place visited by celebrities such as Will Smith and Katie Perry!

Michael discussed the plans he has for the Granville:

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"Waterford is one of those cities where you might not think that things have changed, but they have. Some of it for the better, and there are other areas where things could be made better. The City Centre needs a little TLC, but in generally the City has improved in my opinion."

Michael went on to say that the Viking Triangle is a great part of Waterford and tourists love it. He also paid tribute to the Greenway, which he considers a great addition.

"Places like Dunmore East, places like Tramore, people who visit Waterford absolutely love them, and we take them for granted," he added.

He also discussed with Damien the fact that the hospitality VAT rate of 9% has been extended to 2023.

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Have a listen to Damien's conversation with Michael, where he had many questions about what Katie Perry and Will Smith were like - Michael revealed what way Will wanted his omelette at breakfast!

You can listen to the full chat through the link in this podcast.

And for all Déise Today podcasts, click here. 

 

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