Bebhinn Gallen is the director of catering sales at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Battery Park City, New York. The Ritz is the only AAA 5 Diamond luxury waterfront hotel in New York City with 298 guest rooms, sweeping views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.
A native of Dublin, Gallen earned a degree in international hotel management and French from the Shannon College of International Hotel Management. She moved to the U.S. in 1994 when she received a Morrison green card in the visa lottery.
Gallen, an active fundraiser for the Irish global humanitarian group GOAL from 1993-2009, is married with two sons, Hugh and Finn. Though she’s been a resident of the U.S. for many years, she says her Irish heritage is still a huge part of who she is.
“My entire family is back in Ireland. My education and upbringing was there. I still feel very connected to Ireland even though I have lived in New York City for the past 16 years. Being Irish in New York City makes me always feel special and part of a huge welcoming community,” Gallen feels.
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