Dockside Inn’s John Tiernan named Manager of the Year

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John Tiernan, manager of the Dockside Inn on the harbor in Oak Bluffs, was named General Manager of the Year by the Massachusetts Lodging Association (MLA) at its Stars of the Industry Awards for his outstanding leadership at the Martha’s Vineyard boutique hotel.

The awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in the lodging trade. According to a press release, Mr. Tiernan, nicknamed “Chief of Comfort,” has earned a reputation for treating guests and employees like family and for his signature enthusiasm and pride for his hotel.

“The owner, John, picked us up in his vintage Rolls Royce and showed us around town, pointing out all the stops we needed to make,” wrote one guest in support of his nomination. “He made us feel so important as we drove around town! We made great conversation with John along the way, and he even had the bartender give us a round on the house once we settled.”

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