Over 300 of elite professionals gathered at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel, on Monday 25th March to celebrate their achievements, in a memorable ceremony put on to recognise the growth of the country’s hospitality industry.
The Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 acknowledged the commitment of local professionals and establishments, from restaurants, bars, hotels to festivals and venues that have stood out from the rest due to their dedication to the customer satisfaction.
The winners, who are chosen by members of the public, are a true reflection of the hard work, quality and impeccable customer service that is offered in the hospitality industry. The awards also showcased those individuals who continue to thrive and whose excellence has led them at the forefront of the industry.
The prestigious event was hosted by the best-selling author, Andrea Hayes. She welcomed on stage talented individuals and businesses, recognised for the efforts they put into ensuring that their guests enjoy themselves. The awards provided a platform to thank those who constantly deliver memorable experiences to their clients as well as those who make the country a friendly place for visitors.
There were 28 accolades presented to the deserving winners. Several of the awards were split into local regions to ensure the diverse range of hospitality businesses from across Ireland are acknowledged for their exceptional performance.
A Spokesperson for the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 said: “The hospitality industry has grown significantly over the years and this has introduced new challenges to the professionals who work within the sector. The customer expectations have been increased but these winners are the experts in meeting their customers’ needs and demands in the best possible way.
“The awards aimed to thank those who make a huge contribution to enhancing the country’s tourism and reputation, whose work often remains overshadowed.
“We would like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their amazing achievements.”
The winners of the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 are:
Family Venue of the Year:Wells House & Gardens (Ballyedmond)
Shopping Complex of the Year:Dundrum Town Centre (Dublin)
Tourist Attraction of the Year:Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (Bunratty)
Best Restaurant Team:Chandpur Indian Restaurant (Donegal town)
Best Nightclub:The Foundry Nightclub (Carlow)
City Hotel of the Year:Dublin Skylon Hotel (Dublin)
Children’s Play Centre of the Year:Funky Monkeys Citywest (Dublin)
Best Entertaining Team:Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre (Ballyvaughan)
Best Caravan Site:Ferrybank Caravan & Camping Park (Wexford)
Best Sports Bar:Tolster’s Bar (Castlebar)
Best Bar:Guiry’s Angler’s Bar (Foxford)
Boutique Hotel of the Year:Blue Haven Hotel (Kinsale)
Best Family Dining Restaurant:Jumbo’s Family Restaurant (Listowel)
Hotel Team of the Year:Silver Tassie Hotel (Letterkenny)
Best Hotel General Manager:Fergus O’Donovan at Radisson Blu Hotel (Athlone)
Resort Hotel of the Year:Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa (Powerscourt)
Best Cinema Experience:Carrick Cineplex (Carrick-on-Shannon)
Live Entertainment Venue of the Year:Belvedere Irish Night (Dublin)
Caterer of the Year:Uisneach Catering (Mullingar)
Hotel of the Year:Annebrook House Hotel (Mullingar)
Best Dining Experience:BANG Restaurant (Dublin)
Best Day Out:Lough Boora Discovery Park (Boora)
Outdoor Venue of the Year:Turoe Pet Farm (Loughrea)
Best Irish Festival:Galway International Arts Festival (Galway)
Sports Venue of the Year: Galway Racecourse (Galway)
Romantic Hotel of the Year:The Merrion Hotel (Dublin)
Best Golfing Club: Dingle Golf Club (Ballyferriter)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year Borders: The Gateway Lodge (Donegal Town)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year Midlands: Avlon House Bed & Breakfast (Carlow)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year West: Cartron House Farm (Ballinakill)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year Dublin: Ferry House Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast of the Year South West: The Old Bank B&B (Bruff)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year South East: Rathaspeck Manor B&B (Rathaspeck)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year Overall Winner: Cartron House Farm (Ballinakill)
Pub/Inn of the Year Borders: The Reel Inn (Donegal Town)
Pub/Inn of the Year Midlands: Kavanagh’s Naas (Naas)
Pub/Inn of the Year West: The Irish House Bar (Castlebar)
Pub/Inn of the Year Dublin: John Kavanagh – The Gravediggers
Pub/Inn of the Year South West: Dick Mack’s Pub (Kerry)
Pub/Inn of the Year South East: The Hub (Waterford)
Pub/Inn of the Year Overall Winner: Kavanagh’s Naas (Naas)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Borders: BLAS (Donegal Town)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Midlands: Crean’s Place (Kilcullen)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year West: Flannery’s Bistro (Ballinrobe)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Dublin: Brasserie Sixty6
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year South West: White Rabbit Bar & BBQ (Cork)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year South East: The Holy Grail Wexford (Wexford)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner:The Holy Grail Wexford (Wexford)
Restaurant of the Year Borders: Chandpur Indian Restaurant (Donegal town)
Restaurant of the Year Midlands: Room8 Cafe (Navan)
Restaurant of the Year West: Milano (Ennis)
Restaurant of the Year Dublin: Salamanca Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Restaurant of the Year South West: Cafe Velo (Cork)
Restaurant of the Year South East: Katie Daly’s Bar and Restaurant (Gorey)
Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Salamanca Tapas Bar & Restaurant
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