Meet the Team
Michael McInerney

Michael McInerney

Born and educated in 'sunny' Ireland, Michael and his family have lived in Jersey for the past 19 years. He has been the manager of the Merton Hotel throughout. His experience - and sense of humour - ensure the Merton is a relaxing and fun place to work in and stay.

Michael loves hotel life, meeting guests and working with a great team of people. He is proud that the Merton is a nice place for guests to relax and spend quality time with family & friends.

He likes walking and cycling, and has just started to learn the guitar – a challenge to say the least! He enjoys the friendly community of people in Jersey, along with the beautiful beaches and countryside.

Scott Hollywood

Scott Hollywood

Originally hailing from Northern Ireland, Scott went to school then studied IT in Northumberland. Having worked in Edinburgh & Norfolk, he moved to Jersey and the Merton three years ago. He has recently completed his Chartered Management Diploma from the CMI.

He enjoys the variety of his current role, with the extensive facilities at the Merton ensuring he is always busy throughout the year. "I have never worked anywhere with the amount of repeat business that continues to return to the Merton", Scott says of the customer loyalty the hotel inspires.

Scott enjoys Jersey life, spending time with his young family and visiting the excellent local restaurants. He also appreciates the fact France is only an hour away for holidays.

His highlights for visitors include the Merton's Aquadome, Elizabeth Castle and the white sands of St Brelade’s Bay.

Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson

Ryan was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa. He worked at The Shelbourne, one of Dublin’s most renowned hotels, as well as the Portsmouth Marriot before joining the Merton team nearly four years ago.

Ryan's a customer service guru, never more content than when he has to overcome the odds to make a guest happy. He relishes the challenges of day-to-day life in the hotel, and also enjoys the financial management side of things.

In his spare time he enjoys a game of tennis and a good Braai - a South African BBQ.

If you are able to drag yourself away from the Merton's amazing facilities and activities, Ryan recommends a bike ride to Corbiere and watching the sun set in St Ouen's Bay - maybe with a drink at The Watersplash!

Lee Cornick

Lee Cornick

Lee organises the Merton's incredible array of entertainment, with an irrepressible energy and enthusiasm.

Having grown up in Southampton, he worked for Haven Holidays, Rank Entertainment and Luminar Leisure before moving to Jersey and joining the Merton five years ago. If you look up 'Job Satisfaction' in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of Lee: he loves everything about his job - except the paperwork!

He has recently taken up Muay Thai to keep fit, and recommends an active holiday in Jersey: try jet skiing in St Aubin’s bay, paddle boarding in St Brelade’s Bay and surfing in St Ouen's Bay. And of course the the FlowRider Surf Wave at the Merton is a must try!

Lee Carroll

Lee Carroll

Lee hails from Sheffield, but has lived in Jersey for 24 years and been Head Chef of the Merton for 11 years. "Doesn’t time fly when you like the place you live and work!", he says.

His favourite part of the job is the satisfaction of hearing guests from all over the world saying "Now that’s what I call a hotel, the food is to die for." Lee's proud of the range of food available at the Merton, from English to Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. And of course the 'all you can eat' buffet - "There’s not a lot of them around now!", he says.

One thing's for sure: with Lee as Head Chef, you wont go hungry.

In his spare time Lee likes to spend time with his son, going to beaches & restaurants and visiting the zoo - there's plenty to see and do with kids in Jersey.

Ann Power

Ann Power

Born and raised in County Kildare, Ireland, Ann has lived in Jersey for 27 years, and worked in the Merton Hotel for 25 of them!

She thoroughly enjoys hotel life, particularly meeting guests from around the world and working with a great team of people. "It's the Merton's friendly team that make holidays here feel so special", she says.

As Head Housekeeper, Ann is particularly proud of the exceptionally high standards of cleanliness throughout the hotel, something that is frequently praised in our guests' positive reviews on TripAdvisor.

Away from the hotel, she enjoys swimming, walking and socialising with friends.