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The loves of my life: Laura Kelly, Wexford hotelier


Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly

Hotelier Laura Kelly on the loves of her life including her dad, Pharrell Williams's Happy and Christmas in France.

The person

My dad. We have been spending way too much time together recently

The memory

My journey to Haiti and through Central America

The moment of the day

Falling into bed

The song

Happy by Pharrell Williams

The movie

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The Intouchables. A must-see French film

The hero

My little sister, Faye, who has Down syndrome. She is amazing and always so happy. I would love to live in her shoes for a day

The book

The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella

The outfit

I love the Pinko trousers I recently bought in Sarah King, Wexford

The accessory

Shoes, shoes, shoes

The gadget

The iPhone

The pet hate

Unfriendly service

The friend

I am very lucky to have great friends from many corners of the world

The beauty product


The holiday

I have never missed a Christmas in France with my family

The piece of advice

Always be yourself

The drink

Not just saying this because of the family connection, but definitely a glass of Clos des Papes red wine

The hotel

My dad is going to kill me for not saying Kelly's . . . but I have to say The Standard Hotel in New York City. And, next time, I want to stay there, not work there

The bar

The Bank on College Green

The hobby


The part of my body

Sadly, I can't think of any

The celebrity

Jamie Oliver

The virtue


The vice

Red wine

The smell

Lady Million by Paco Rabanne

The taste

I'm definitely more of a savoury person. I love experimenting in the kitchen

  • Laura Kelly is the fifth generation of the Kelly family to join the management of the award-winning Kelly's Resort Hotel & Spa, Rosslare, Co Wexford. For current spring offers, tel: (053) 913-2114, or see www.kellys.ie

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