Byrne has worked with the PREM Group for a number of years and was the food and beverage manager at Tulfarris from 2009-2011.
Most recently, he worked at PREM’s Viking Hotel in Waterford where he was the GM for the last four years. During his time at The Viking, he collaborated with Douglas Wallace Architects on the €1m (£900,000) renovation of the business hotel.
He has also held positions at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane, Co. Kildare and was the food and beverage manager at another PREM property, the four-star Osprey Hotel in Naas.
Jim Murphy, CEO of PREM Group said: “We are delighted that Darren has accepted the position of General Manager at the four-star Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort and wish him well in his new role. He has been with the group for many years and has honed his experience in several of our properties.
“As a group, we are always keen to find and nurture talent and many of our employees work their way up to senior positions while working with us. The longevity of our employee service, professionalism and innovation is testament to our training and passion to deliver premier hospitality services.”