Mr. Kenny

Conor Kenny


Conor Kenny & Associates

Conor Kenny is the Founder of Conor Kenny & Associates – Ireland's leading Independent Training, Learning & Professional Development Company for the Hospitality & Service Industries. An expert communicator and writer, Mr. Kenny's skill is teaching sales, marketing and innovative actionable strategy. His focus is to guide people and business, towards their strengths and he is highly skilled at getting the best from them. He is an advisor to private & state companies and a guest lecturer at many 3rd level colleges. He is also a much in demand external workshop facilitator.

His career started at Kilkenny Design and before Conor Kenny & Associates, he was a Director of McNally Design & The Irish Pub Co. who designed Irish Pubs in more than 70 countries. In 2002 he founded Conor Kenny & Associates.

A natural teacher, Mr. Kenny is a frequent conference speaker and has written key talks for industry leaders. He is also a regular media commentator and contributor. He is a syndicated writer for many global websites including Hospitalitynet & Cornell and writes for IBEC, Hotel & Restaurant Times and Drinks Industry Magazine. He has worked with many of the world's leading hotel, casino and drinks brands including Baileys, Guinness, Hennessy, and Smirnoff.

Mr. Kenny was educated at University College Dublin, University of Greenwich, London & Shannon College (NUIG). He is the Author of 3 books:

‘It’s Who I Am - In conversation with people who discovered their purpose and passion’ (2017) ‘Dancing at the Fountain - In Conversation with World Leading Hoteliers’ (2016) ‘Sales Tales – True Stories of How Great Sales Happen’ (2014)

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Mr. Kenny can be contacted at 353-6150-2069 or

Coming Up In The December Online Hotel Business Review

Feature Focus
Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.