A Cork concierge will be putting on a different hat this month as he brings a romantic vibe to the Metropole Hotel. Eamonn Cassidy has become the hotel’s first ever Director of Romance and the new role ensures guests will have an extra special Valentine’s Day this year.
The Metropole Hotel has been a popular location for marriage proposals since it first opened more than 125 years ago and the Director of Romance is hoping there’ll be a few more this Valentine’s Day. He’ll be able to help out with any surprise proposals that people are planning. He’ll also be on hand with recommendations for some of the most romantic spots in Cork for loved-up couples.
Eamonn Cassidy started working as a concierge at the Metropole Hotel last year and his friendly manner and knowledge of Cork has helped bring a smile to people’s faces. He is fully embracing his new role and is looking forward to playing a part in what could be one of the most memorable occasions for some guests.
Eamon said, “I was thrilled when the hotel’s management team asked me to be the Director of Romance. Valentine’s Day is obviously a very popular time for people to propose and I’d love to see a few people get down on one knee at the Metropole this year. But it’s not all about proposals. It can also be a lovely time for couples to get away from their busy schedules and spend some quality time together. As the Director of Romance I look forward to organising beautiful flower bouquets from our in-house flower shop, To Have And To Hold, and bottles of champagne and strawberries for our guests. Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to treat that someone special in your life and Cork is full of romantic walks, cosy bars and restaurants and memorable experiences for couples. We look forward to sharing all the tips to make Valentine’s in the Metropole Hotel extra special.”
Roger Russell, General Manager of the Metropole Hotel said, “When we decided to appoint a Director of Romance we couldn’t think of anyone better to fit the bill than Eamonn. Since his arrival here last year, he greets everyone with a smile and always takes the time to talk to guests and share his own stories of the city he grew up in as well as all the information they need to make for a memorable stay. Guests have praised his helpfulness and friendliness and we know that he will bring these attributes to his new role.”
Eamonn knows all about romance as he has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Karen, who he has described as his best friend. The couple have been happily married for the last 25 years and Eamonn says they’re still very much in love. He says the secret to a happy marriage is being able to laugh together and enjoy each other’s company, whether it’s a night out on the town or a quiet night in with a nice meal and a good movie.
The Metropole Hotel is offering 10% off rooms for the month of February