We’re delighted that DANCING AT THE FOUNTAIN made it onto the Business Books of the Year listing in the Irish Examiner on Monday, 28 December.

Here’s what John Daly had to say:

Dancing At The Fountain: In Conversation With World Leading Hoteliers by Conor Kenny, Oak Tree Press €29.99

Kenny, a hotel and hospitality development expert interviewed a group of general managers from the world’s greatest hotels, including Kiaran MacDonald at The Savoy Hotel in London; Philippe Leboeuf at the Mandarin Oriental in Paris; Michael Davern of the K Club; Bernard Murphy at Gleneagles; and Greg Liddell of the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona.

Their stories are about greeting the great and the good, including presidents and heads of state and pop celebrities.

Hard work features in the hoteliers’ meteoric career rises — as does a focus on service, attention to detail, and a love of people, guests and staff alike.

The book’s title is taken from an impromptu dance Michael Jackson spontaneously created to a sequenced water display in the foyer fountain of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel.