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Pictured at the Irish Accommodation Services Institute’s Annual Awards in Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport on 25th January are: (l-r) Nicky Logue, president, Irish Hospitality Institute; Michael Vaughan, president, Irish Hotels Federation; Ines Guerra, president, Irish Accommodation Services Institute; Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD; Cllr Anthony Lavin, Fingal County Council; and Nicola Radford, communications officer, Dublin Airport Authority.


Ireland’s Best Accommodation Teams Revealed

Accommodation Professionals Honoured at the

Irish Accommodation Services Institute’s Annual Awards


Supreme Winners

Five Star Hotel Award: The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard, Co Laois

Four Star Hotel Awards: Croke Park Hotel, Dublin 3 &

The Lake Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry (joint winners)

Three Star Hotel Award: Temple Bar Hotel, Dublin 2

President’s Award: Marjorie Ronayne, AA Hotel Inspector



Elite members of Ireland’s accommodation services sector gathered in Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport on Saturday, 25th January, when the Irish Accommodation Services Institute (IASI) honoured the country’s top accommodation professionals.

Five of Ireland’s leading accommodation teams were presented with supreme awards by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD, at the IASI’s 14th Annual Awards, while AA hotel inspector, Marjorie Ronayne, was bestowed with the prestigious Presidential Award in recognition of her contribution to the sector.

‘Marjorie has been a long-standing supporter of the Irish Accommodation Services Institute and has always championed the work of accommodation managers and assistants in Ireland. Presenting her with the Presidential Award was our way of expressing our gratitude for all her help and encouragement over the years,’ explained IASI president, Ines Guerra.

Joining Marjorie in the winners’ enclosure at the awards were The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard, Co Laois, winner of the Five Star Hotel category; Croke Park Hotel, Dublin and The Lake Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry (joint Four Star Hotel winners); and Temple Bar Hotel, Dublin, recipient of the Three Star Hotel Award. Also celebrating in Dublin were the accommodation teams at the Mater Hospital, Seanchara Nursing Home and Campus Residence, DCU who took home the top Hospital, Nursing Home and College Awards respectively. The five supreme winners were selected from 83 hotels, hospitals, nursing homes and colleges that were presented with awards earlier in the evening.

Over 200 accommodation managers and assistants, hospitality leaders and suppliers attended the gala black tie event in the Carlton Hotel, which followed the IASI’s Annual Conference. Delegates at the conference were addressed by James McGinn, general manager, Europa Hotel, Belfast; Mary Hall, business development advisor, Fáilte Ireland and Tony Shone, director, Invisio, who debated how accommodation providers can raise standards in the industry.

The conference was also supported by a number of key suppliers who exhibited at the event, including 2468, Applied Laundry Systems, Celtic Linen, Diversey, Ecolab, Feather’s Factory, Fiberseal, Hugh Jordan, Linen Direct, Lissadell Liddell and Bunzl Rafferty Hospitality.

‘The Irish Accommodation Services Institute is going from strength to strength and we were delighted that this year’s Conference and Awards were so well attended. Our membership is growing and we expect that 2014 will be a very successful year for the Institute,’ said Ms Guerra.

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