Aghadoe Heights Hotel Lounge Supervisor Maura Casey was the toast of the town on Tuesday last week as she was named the Irish Hotels Federation Kerry Branch Employee of the Year.
Maura, who has welcomed guests to the stylish Heights Lounge and Piano Bar for over 14 years, was honoured at an awards lunch last week and General Manager Niall Coffey said it was no more than she deserved.
“We are over the moon for Maura and so proud that her skills have been recognised at such a high level,” he said. “She is an absolute asset to the business and we feel honoured to have her as part of the Aghadoe team.”
Maura’s infectious smile and warm hospitality have made her a firm favourite amongst visitors and locals alike, but she was typically humble as she accepted the award from IHF Kerry Branch Chairperson, Niamh O’Shea.
“I just love what I do,” Maura said. “I wasn’t trying to win anything, but of course it’s a fabulous honour and I’m delighted. I love making people feel happy. Life can be hard and everybody needs a little pick me up, and that’s what our team does best. We make people feel special.”