Hotel owner Patsy O’Kane collects award from Buckingham Palace
Derry~Londonderry hotelier Patsy O’Kane recently collected her MBE in recognition of her achievements and service to tourism and hospitality.
The owner and General Manager of the Beech Hill Country House Hotel travelled to Buckingham Palace where she was awarded the prestigious accolade by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.
Speaking about the award, Patsy said: “I am truly honoured to be awarded this MBE. Being presented with the award by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne in the beautiful surroundings of Buckingham Palace is an experience that I will never forget.
“This award 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.
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.
The award winning Beech Hill Country House Hotel is a luxurious four star country house built in 1729. It has 30 well appointed luxury bedrooms and a stylish restaurant that offers a country living dining experience set within an incredible 32 acres of woodland and lakes.