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The MHL Hotel Collection was formed by its three partners John Malone, Paul Higgins and John Lally.

The MHL Hotel Collection is a collection of unique and individual hotels in key city and resort locations throughout Ireland. From the bustling city centres of Dublin, Galway and Limerick , to an historic estate close to Galway City, each of our hotels has its own distinct personality and charm. As unique as our collection is, all of our hotels are united in their commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality to all of our guests.

Our collection comprises seven hotels in Dublin and one in each of Galway and Limerick. In addition, we manage two sister hotels in Galway.

In Dublin city we have 7 hotels:

  • The Westin Dublin (5 star)
  • The InterContinental Dublin (5 star)
  • The Trinity City Hotel Dublin (4 star)
  • The Hilton Dublin (4 star)
  • The Spencer Hotel Dublin (4 star)
  • The Morgan Hotel Dublin (4 star)
  • The Beacon Hotel Dublin (4 star)

Our collection in Galway and Limerick cities comprises:

  • The Galmont Hotel and Spa (formerly the Radisson Blu Galway) (4 star)
  • The Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Golf Course, Galway (5 star) 
  • The Harbour Hotel Galway (4 star)
  • The Limerick Strand Hotel (4 star)

The MHL Hotel Collection is the second largest hotel group in Dublin city with over 1,250 five and four star bedrooms. Overall, the MHL Hotel Collection manages 1,800 in the three cities in which it operates. Hotel revenues in 2017 exceeded €135 million.

The Partners' continuing aim is to acquire and manage a collection of high quality hotels, both branded and non-branded, and to apply their management and operational expertise to the business, to enhance the hotels’ future performance.

In 2017, MHL Hotel Collection won the Best Hotel Group category at the National Hospitality Awards.

John Malone


John Malone is Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media Corporation, Liberty Broadband Corporation, Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc,. GCI Liberty, Inc., and Liberty Global plc. In Ireland, Liberty Global’s interests include Virgin Media Ireland and TV3. From 1996 to March 1999, when Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) merged with AT&T Corp., he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCI. Previous to that, from 1973 to 1996, Dr. Malone served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TCI. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Qurate Retail Group, Inc., Discovery Communications, Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Expedia, Inc. and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Additionally, Dr. Malone is Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. In addition to his involvement in MHL Hotel Collection, John and Leslie Malone’s other interests in Ireland include Humewood Estate which they have painstakingly restored, Castlemartin House and Stud, and Ballylinch Stud.

Paul Higgins

Paul is involved in all aspects of MHL’s operations and has played a key role in its acquisition growth over the last 5 years. Paul was a Director of Lalco Holdings (a property development company) that developed many Irish properties including the Hilton Dublin Kilmainham (opened in 2006) and the Limerick Strand Hotel, which opened as a Hilton hotel in 2006. Prior to Lalco, Paul was Director of Goodbody Corporate Finance, and an Associate Director of HSBC Investment Bank in London. Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

John Lally

John has worked extensively on property developments throughout Ireland since the early 1990’s. Operating under the Lalco Group, John’s companies developed numerous medium to large scale developments throughout Ireland from 1990 to 2008, many of which included hotel developments. In 1993 John established Barnacles Holiday Hostels in Galway and quickly expanded the business to Dublin and Waterford. Johns first entry into the Hotel market was with the opening of the Harbour Hotel in Galway followed by the opening of Hilton Dublin Kilmainham in 2006 and the Limerick Strand Hotel, then Hilton Limerick in 2017. His most notable developments are - Kilmainham Square Dublin 8, Vantage Residential/Commercial project in Leopardstown, Dublin 18 and the Limerick Strand project in Limerick. John trained as Quantity Surveyor and spent the first 5 years of his career working on the Canary Wharf Development for Olympia & York.


Dan Sierra


US Director

Dan is Vice President of Group Finance and Capital Markets in John Malone’s family office in the US. He has direct oversight and responsibility of equity and interest rate derivative trading, equity trading, balance sheet risk management and hedging activities. Dan has worked closely with the Partners to develop and build the MHL Hotel Collection.

Eric Trainor

Group Finance Director

Eric has worked in the hotel industry for over 15 years. A graduate from NUIG in Commerce, he worked in audit practice before getting involved in hospitality. Eric has a close understanding of the hospitality industry with extensive involvement in operational and financial aspects of the business. He has provided the leadership required in transitioning new acquisitions into the MHL group – enabling improved financial performance both directly to property and through group opportunities.

Pauline Corcoran

Group Director of Sales and Marketing 

Pauline has worked in the hotel industry for over 25 years and is a graduate in Business and Hotel and Catering Management from DIT Cathal Brugha Street. Pauline has worked in both the UK and Ireland and has extensive experience in the sales and marketing aspects of the hotel industry, having worked for both global hotel brands as well as independent hotels.

Sara Dalzell

Group Director of Human Resources

An experienced Human Resources Professional, with over 15 years’ experience within the hotel industry. Sara graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. After graduating Sara went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and became CIPD qualified. Sara has extensive human resources experience with a specialization in talent management including workforce planning, recruiting, performance management, employee development and employee engagement. She also has considerable experience managing employee relations, benefits, compensation and compliance issues.

Kenneth Kelly

Group Recruitment Manager

With a background in hospitality recruitment, Kenneth's experience is invaluable in finding and recruiting the best talent available to staff the hotels that make up the MHL Hotel Collection. After a successful stint in retail, Kenneth worked for renowned recruitment agencies, Three Q and Wallace Myers International, fulfilling the role of Head of Hospitality Recruitment in the latter firm. He has a track record of finding and placing candidates into roles with the MHL Hotel Collection, often seeing through the details on a CV to ensure that potential new hires fit with the culture of both the individual hotels and the wider MHL group. 

Sinead McGleenon

Group Learning Manager

Tasked with the ongoing training and upskilling of the MHL Hotel Collection workforce, Sinead can draw from extensive experience from her previous roles in the hospitality industry. A graduate of the University of Greenwich where she studied biology, Sinead spent 10 years as General Manager of Blacks Private Member's Club in London before making the move to Ireland where she has worked at such well-known hotels as Castle Leslie Estate and The Westin before joining O'Callaghan Hotels as Learning and Development Manager. In January 2018, she took up her current position with the MHL Hotel Collection and brings a huge knowledge across a wide array of topics, using her skills in the name of improving the standards of service across the group.

The MHL Hotel Collection Senior Management team is comprised of six members who combine many years of high level experience to provide expert leadership across the areas of Sales and Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Operations.
From left to right:

Eric Trainor - Group Director of Finance
Pauline Corcoran - Group Director of Sales and Marketing
Dan Sierra - US Director
Paul Higgins - Partner
John Lally - Partner
Sara Dalzell - Group Director of Human Resources

To ensure that the core values of the MHL Hotel Collection are articulated in every property in the MHL portfolio while at the same time allowing each hotel to maintain its own unique style and character, the group draws on the skills of a talented team of general managers.

From left to right:
Declan Curtis - General Manager, The Morgan Hotel, Dublin
Stephen O'Connor - General Manager, The Strand Hotel, Limerick
Stefan Lundstrom - General Manager, The Galmont Hotel, Galway
Ali McHugh - General Manager, The Harbour Hotel, Galway
Joanne Dillon - General Manager, Trinity City Hotel, Dublin
Eamon Casey - General Manager, The Westin Hotel, Dublin
Colin Brown - General Manager, Glenlo Abbey, Galway
Paul Flavin - General Manager, Hilton Dublin, Dublin
Eddie Sweeney - General Manager, The Spencer Hotel, Dublin
Gabor Csosz - General Manager, The Beacon Hotel, Dublin
Nicky Logue - General Manager, The InterContinental, Dublin (not pictured)

MHL Group Management Team

The MHL Hotel Collection Group Management Team is made up of skilled individuals with a variety of experience in the hospitality industry and beyond. 

Group Management Team

Front row (left to right):
Eric Trainor, Pauline Corcoran, John Lally, Paul Higgins, Sara Dalzell

Back row (left to right):
Stephen O'Connor, Joanne Dillon, Stefan Lundstrom, Declan Curtis, Eanna Murtagh, Kenneth Kelly, Colin Brown, Ali McHugh, Paul Flavin, Eamon Casey, Gabor Csosz, Eddie Sweeney, Sinead McGleenon, Caroline Wade, Alan Melia, Aine McGuinness, Aidan Elder, Ciaran Curran, John Coleman

Nicky Logue (not pictured)