Raghu Vallamkonda ensures that everything is in its place financially – which is no mean feat with a hotel the size of The Johnstown Estate. His stewardship of the hotel’s finances allows him to manage the finances around big refurbishment projects like The Spa at The Johnstown Estate, alongside the continuous investment in the maintenance and upkeep of the hotel.
Raghu has an MBA, specialising in Finance and HR, and has worked in several premium and luxury brand hotels in Ireland throughout his career.
Raghu is devoted to his wife and children and his constantly calm demeanour is down to his practice of meditation, yoga and mountain climbing – sometimes combining all three.
Like our Spa, our Director of Spa is award-winning and was recognised as Spa Manager of the Year by the 2017 Irish Hotel Awards. Dara is devoted to creating the ultimate guest experience and has worked closely with the team at The Spa to ensure that every individual guest experience is the peaceful journey which was hoped for.
Dara’s education spans computing, beauty and psychology and she likes to spend any free time she has with her friends and family. Dara’s unshakeably calm disposition and overall approach to life may be somewhat attributable to the energy and self-care workshops she regularly attends.