Wednesday September 23, 2020

Hotel group Dalata braces itself for a bleak winter ahead

Chief executive Pat McCann is confident of surviving any future coronavirus downturn, but says many other business won’t be so lucky

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
6th September, 2020
Pat McCann, chief executive of Dalata, which owns the Clayton and Maldron hotel brands where occupancy fell 35 per cent in the first half of the year. Picture: Fergal Phillips

“If somebody came into my office and told me those kind of occupancy levels, we’d be having very cross words,” Pat McCann, the chief executive of the country’s largest hotel group Dalata, said last Tuesday evening.

Earlier in the day, the company behind the Clayton and Maldron brands, with almost 10,000 rooms spread across Ireland and Britain, reported that occupancy at its hotels between January and the end of...

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