Our expansive 350-acre estate lends itself perfectly to a selection of exhilarating activities and experiences.Discover more
For hundreds of years, the grounds of Ashford Castle have provided space for thrilling estate activities for its owners and their friends. Successive generations of the de Burgo, Bingham, Browne and Guinness families have created one of the finest sporting estates in all of Ireland, if not the world – which is proudly continued to this day.
The expansive 350-acre Ashford Estate lends itself perfectly to a range of activities, from country classic pastimes such as horse riding, fishing, falconry and shooting, to more modern activities such as golf, cycling and kayaking. So whether you are the active type or prefer to relax and soak up the scenery, you are spoilt for choice at Ashford Castle. Michael and Fiona, our dedicated Activities Coordinators, are on hand to advise, and even have two Go Pro cameras to capture all the action!
I am thrilled to be the General Manager at The Chesterfield Palm Beach and to lead the fantastic team here. Prior to joining Red Carnation in 2008, I worked for our sister brand Contiki for 10 years. Our intimate hotel is known for our exceptional service, and my favourite part of my role is to welcome guests and ensure that every request is fulfilled with warmth and care. If there is anything I can do to personally ensure that your stay with us is extra special, please do let me know.
I relocated to Florida Palm Beach in 1993 and since then I have fallen in love with the island, working for many of the hotels. I was delighted to join The Chesterfield Palm Beach and to be part of an amazing team, where we respect and support each other. I always look forward to welcoming our guests and providing them with our personalised, warm and consistently exceptional service.
I’m a native Floridian with 25 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry. I began my career at The Chesterfield Palm Beach as a Bartender and received the ‘Bartender of the Year’ award. Since then, I have worked as a sever, Restaurant Manager and as Executive Assistant to our General Manager. In 2019, I was honored to be promoted to Food and Beverage Director. I would be delighted to assist with special requests to make your dining experience even more exceptional.
Early on I realized that cooking good food for others was not a job, but a passion. I attended culinary school and after graduating, I worked as Sous Chef at some of Palm Beach’s most acclaimed restaurants. I began as Sous Chef at The Chesterfield Palm Beach and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2007. It is a privilege to work with the finest ingredients and our wonderful team to create delicious menus for our guests, and I am always delighted to assist with specific requests and requirements.
I started my career in New Jersey as a Guest Service Agent in 2001. I relocated to my homeland, Puerto Rico, in 2004, where I had the opportunity to work in the Reservations Department at the Caribe Hilton, before advancing to Reservations Manager. I am very excited to have joined The Chesterfield Palm Beach Team and I look forward to providing our guests with a superb service. It is my pleasure to answer your questions before your stay, and to ensure that your special requests are fulfilled.
I have wanted to pursue a career in hospitality since I started waiting tables when I was 15 years old at an assisted living home. I am truly passionate about serving guests, it is a privilege to do so each day. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Florida International University in 2016, which has enabled me to perfect my craft. It is my top priority to ensure each guest at The Chesterfield is looked after and always feels like a VIP.