Kathryn Murphy

Owner, The Murphy Gallery & Hotel Dublin

Kathryn MurphyFollowing a degree in architecture from The Bartlett, University College London, Kathryn has worked in architectural practices in London, Dublin and Prague; created award winning advertising campaigns for brands including Volkswagen, Tropicana, Carlsberg and Lidl; and co-founded an online start-up that was featured in Vogue, Grazia, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times, as well as in both ‘New And Noteworthy’ and ‘What’s Hot’ in the App Store. She is currently developing a cutting edge digital customer journey for a new, tech enabled Art Gallery and Design Hotel in Dublin. Her interests include art, design, technology, sustainability, and making the complicated simple.
Insights by Kathryn Murphy (5)

The price of hotel sustainability: willing-to-stay and willing-to-pay?

Increasingly consumers want to 'buy into' a brand, rather than 'buy from it', and are seeking to engage with companies that they can trust to live up to their ethical, social and environmental promises.

Solving Labor Shortage Through Technology

I find it impossible to frame a conversation about automation simply around cost savings. Not because automation doesn't lead to greater efficiencies (if done well it undoubtedly does), but because if it's done badly it's a colossal false economy.

The solutions nature provides: how can hotels contribute and benefit?

When you think of city hotels, 'nature' is not the first thing that comes to mind, however, whilst city hotels may not be surrounded by nature, there is much they can do to be respectful of it.

Robotics in Hospitality l HN World Panel TECHNOLOGY live

Join this HN World Panel Technology LIVE Session hosted in partnership with techtalk.travelMax Starkov, Hospitality & Online Travel Tech Consultant & Strategist; Kathryn Murphy, Owner, The Murphy Gallery & Hotel Dublin; and Micah Estis Green, Founder, President and CEO of Maidbot will join host and moderator André Baljeu, Founder at techtalk.

Are robots coming to a hotel near you?

For me, this very much depends on how you define 'robot'. Do I expect (or want) to be greeted, or served by a fleet of humanoid robots any time soon? No. Do I expect hotel operations to be profoundly changed by the use of technology and automation? Undoubtedly, yes.