Simon Coveney's brother ran five-star Moscow hotel from Ireland following Ukraine invasion
It is understood Tony Coveney had relocated to Ireland and was managing the hotel remotely from here
The brother of Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney was managing the prestigious Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow remotely from Ireland, having left Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.
Tony Coveney had only been appointed as general manager of the five-star Moscow hotel in October after running the Ritz-Carlton in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, for almost two-and-a-half years.
Marriott International, which owns the Ritz-Carlton, last week announced it was suspending all operations in Russia.
"We have come to the view that US, UK and EU restrictions will make it impossible for Marriott to continue to operate or franchise hotels in the Russian market," the group said yesterday. "We have therefore made the decision to suspend all Marriott International operations in Russia.
"The process to suspend operations in a market where Marriott has operated for 25 years is complex."