Originally from Brazil, Aline moved to Ireland in 2010 and joined the company in 2014 as an Accommodation Supervisor at Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport.
It was in Dublin where Aline fell in love with hospitality and her career has taken her from Accommodation Supervisor to HR Manager at Maldron Hotel Manchester City and now to her current role in operations at Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre.
I moved to Ireland from Brazil to learn English and for better career opportunities. Initially I started to clean rooms in a hotel (not Dalata). Once my citizenship came through, I was allowed to work more hours and I moved to Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport where I stayed for four very happy years. The people there were just wonderful, very supportive and it was with their support that I gained the confidence to progress in my career.
After leaving Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport, I joined the pre-opening team in Clayton Hotel Charlemont as Housekeeping Manager, at this stage I knew I had a real passion for HR and while working there, Dalata supported me in completing my CIPD diploma in HR. When Charlemont was open for one year, I moved back to Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport as Assistant HR Manager. Following the pandemic, I moved to England for the opening of the Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre as HR Manager before moving to the Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre in my current role as Operations Manager.
Without a doubt working with people and making a really positive impact on their lives. My first job was just that, a job. But now I love working in hospitality and I can’t see myself working in any other industry. I am so thankful for the team at Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport where I first started and all my mentors since then for supporting me. I am now determined to go on and become a General Manager.
It was the only job I could get at the time as I couldn’t speak English. Cleaning hotel rooms didn’t require me to communicate as much with others, so it was perfect. Now I am so happy to work in hospitality and to work for Dalata as the opportunities to progress are amazing.