The Punt: In rature, con netur re mol
Word has reached the Punt that hospitality tsar David Webster is leaving Powerscourt Hotel, Resort and Spa.
Undoubtedly one of the best hotel managers in the country David and the team under him have turned the former Ritz Carlton hotel & resort around. It's gone from being a failed business on its knees after a receivership two and a half years ago into what is now the "go to" five star hotel at Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, just outside Dublin.
On my (infrequent) visits Powerscourt Hotel, I've noticed it's always busy with well-to-do tourists and valuable conference guests. Moreover, the food and welcome has always been remarkable twinned with a beautiful setting.
The Punt has no idea where David is off to, but given the huge investment going in the industry here we reckon his mobile is hopping. Watch this space, I say.