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Trigon Spotlight | Cattleya McCarthy

Trigon Spotlight | Cattleya McCarthy


Despite being in Level 5 in Ireland, our teams are hard at work behind-the-scenes. We caught up with HR Administrator Cattleya McCarthy to find out about what she’s been working on and whats keeping her entertained while the 5km rule is still in place!


1. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

I would like to have a superpower of healing sick people especially children.


2. What’s your favourite social media platform?

Pinterest I suppose is some form of Social Media. I love it. All those projects to make! So many crafts….so little time.


3. What drew you to work at Trigon Hotels?

Trigon wasn’t in existence when I started at the Cork International Hotel. At that time, what drew me to work there was the location and over the years, it’s the people that have made me stay.


4. What’s your biggest achievement to date – Personal or professional?

My biggest achievement is when I completed my HR degree. There were so many sleepless nights and I never imagined I could push myself to do more.


5. What’s your favourite tipple?

Oreo Milkshake with Baileys; I normally top it with whipped cream and grated chocolate…. There… I’m dreaming about it again.


6. If you could invite anyone to a drink at the New Yorker Bar, who would you ask?

My mother. She doesn’t really drink but I know that she will love the New Yorker Bar.


7. Cork International Hotel and The Metropole Hotel Cork have played host to some very famous personalities through the years, but who’s your favourite star of all time?

It’s hard to choose but Cillian Murphy would be first on my list. He is such a brilliant actor.


8. What are you currently listening to? 

I’m fan of Bruno Mars. He gives me the flavour of pop, Motown, R&B and many more. He’s a complete package.


9. What Netflix shows are keeping you entertained during lockdown?

Superstore. It is an underrated American series. It is set in a retail store. This show touches many workplace issues in a funny way. From racism, bullying to gender equality, they have it.


10. Our Stay, Park & Fly offers at Cork International Hotel have always been popular year-round. Where’s the one place you’d like to fly to when we can travel again?

Philippines. It’s been 11 years since my last visit. I miss my home country. I would like my daughter to experience our beautiful culture back home and be kissed by the sun.


11. What are you currently working on?

TMS (Time Management System)-related tasks are part of my daily routine. It could be setting up a new team member on the system or making sure their clockcards are right. Right now, we are at the stage of preparing for the reopening. I can’t wait to welcome new faces.


12. What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about applying for a role at Trigon Hotels?

For those who are thinking of applying for a role at Trigon Hotels, go for it. At Trigon, there are fantastic career opportunities. We give importance to developing our team members and we also want out team members to realise their potential.


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