8th January 2014
Patsy O’Kane from the Beech Hill Country House Hotel has been awarded a prestigious MBE in recognition of her achievements and service to tourism and hospitality.
Patsy’s family has owned the Beech Hill Country House Hotel since 1989 and she undertaken a transformation of the Georgian home into a 30 bedroom destination of choice for leisure and corporate visitors.
She can boast of having hosted several of the world's most powerful people including Bill Clinton and wife and former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, John Kerry and actor Will Ferrell.
Speaking about her MBE, Patsy O’Kane, Owner and General Manager at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel, said: “I am truly honoured to be recognised on the New Year’s Honour’s list.
“This prestigious accolade is testament to my family’s hard work and dedication over the past 24 years to transform the Beech Hill into a luxurious four star hotel.