Our Journey So Far
Company commences trading as a Hotel marketing services provider including reservations call centre, website building and revenue management as our main services. Our first central reservations booking taken by phone, demand greatly exceeds initial expectations.
Hotel Management Division commenced under GN Asset Management and grows to 20 properties under asset management inside 24 months.
Hotel Acquisitions commence through partnerships with Close Investors. 8 Hotels purchased over next number of years and both Hotel asset management division and Great National Hotel Marketing Division expands into United Kingdom.
Margaret Chandler, one of the companies first employees with over 20 years’ experience is appointed General Manager over Great National Hotels Marketing services.
Rachel Howes, technology investor and former MD of Booking.com and Leo Dempsey, Hotel entrepreneur and former booking.com regional leader become shareholders and join the Great National Board as Directors.
Commencement of concept development of revenue management Software Division “Revanista” spearheaded by Rachel Howes and supported by Enterprise Ireland, has a transformation effect on company efficiency in this area
Purchase of Classic British Hotels marketing company in United Kingdom.
Hotel Client numbers in marketing and management reach 140 and now over 700 colleagues employed in all group companies.
Seasoned and Experienced Hotelier Dermot Kelly joins board as Group Commercial Director.
Christopher Kenny appointed as Chief E-commerce Officer.
Philip Allsop appointed as MD United Kingdom with responsibility for Classic British Hotels as board member having been promoted from Commercial Director position.