Dennis McGettigan

The Irish hospitality guru who’s expanding his family brand in new places
Thursday , 06 April 2017
Dennis McGettigan
© Shot on location at McGettigan’s, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Dennis McGettigan
  • As CEO of Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and McGettigan's Irish Bars, I oversee all operations of the business. In 2016, I globalised the McGettigan’s brand by opening a bar in Fulham London and launched an entirely new concept, Warehouse Bar + Kitchen in County Donegal, Ireland. There’s also a new McGettigan’s in the pipeline for Jakarta, and one for The Walk JBR, which is a collaboration with Hilton Hotels. 

  • My dad, Jim McGettigan, is the person I most admire. He opened the first McGettigan’s pub in 1964 in Dublin and by 1978 he’d bought his first hotel. He came from nothing and I’m really proud of everything he’s achieved. He managed to strike a good balance between work and home, taking care of 10 kids with my mother and running a successful business. His business acumen has been installed in all of his children.  

  • My youngest son, William, arrived into the world on December 2016, 10 months after I married my wife Nicola – I should have married her 20 years ago! 


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