Montenotte Hotel Cork, New General Manager Appointed

The Montenotte Hotel in Cork has announced the appointment of Frits Potgieter to the role of General Manager at the family-owned, multi-award winning, luxury destination hotel in Cork.

Montenotte Hotel Cork, New General Manager Appointed

Frits Potgieter is a seasoned hotel manager, with over 22 years international experience in the hospitality sector working with a variety of luxury properties. 

Originally from South Africa, Frits has held senior management roles within The Red Carnation Hotel Collection and The Doyle Collection in London.

Since 2015 Frits has called Cork home and became very involved in the business and hospitality communities in the region. Most recently he was General Manager of the five star Muckross Park Hotel Killarney and before this was General Manager of the Imperial Hotel Cork. 

Frits’s extensive knowledge and experience of the luxury hotel market will be an important asset at the ever evolving Montenotte Hotel which has exciting development plans over the coming years.

A firm believer in building business success through people development, empowerment, engagement and inspirational leadership, Frits graduated from the University of Johannesburg, with a Bachelor in Commerce in Industrial Psychology before gaining an Honours degree in Strategic Business Management.

I am thrilled to be joining the team at The Montenotte Hotel, ” said new General Manager Frits Potgieter. “This is a vibrant, destination hotel in a city that I love. I am looking forward to leading such a diverse and talented team across many different departments, as well as making my own contribution to the hotel’s exciting plans. ”

Mr. Potgieter takes over the role from Brian Bowler, General Manager at the Montenotte since 2017. Mr. Bowler oversaw many new innovations at the Cork hotel and steered it through the ups and downs of the pandemic.

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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