Irish Hotel Awards 2020 Press Release

3 Star Hotel of the Year 2020, Great National South Court Hotel, Limerick

4 Star Hotel of the Year 2020, The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong

5 Star Hotel of the Year 2020, Castlemartyr Resort, Cork


Staycation is the New Vacation

The team at the Irish Hotel Awards are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 programme.  Shane Smith, Managing Director of NI Media who run the awards said “We would like to thank our sponsors Allied Irish Bank Merchant Services and YesChef Magazine for supporting the Irish Hotel Awards. 

In such uncertain times it’s heart-warming to see the enthusiasm of our friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry striving to get back to work.

All our members are in full preparation for the re-awakening of the sector and now more than ever it’s important to shout about the incredible standards of hospitality across the island.  The Irish Hotel Awards members have all been rigorously inspected by independent assessors and our winners truly deserve their accolade.

The Star Awards celebrate the amazing people who are the backbone of the industry – from Kitchen Porters to Housekeepers to General Managers, these people were all nominated by their colleagues. Their efforts do not go unnoticed and are essential to the relaunch of the industry.

This year Irish people North and South will be holidaying at home – Staycation is the New Vacation!!  Our members are offering fantastic relaunch packages and we would urge everyone to check out hotels across Ireland and support the outstanding Irish Hospitality industry to get back on its feet.”

Mark Patterson, Head of Business Development, Ireland with AIB Merchant Services said;

“As a global hospitality payments leader, AIB Merchant Services are proud to be sponsoring the Irish Hotel Awards. These awards celebrate the dedication, commitment and passion that the Irish Hotel industry offers. During these very changing times it is an incredible honour to celebrate, promote and share in these successes. We wish all nominees and winners the best of success.”


Editor’s notes;

The Irish Hotel Awards is sponsored by AIB Merchant Services & YesChef Magazine recognising and rewarding excellence in hospitality and service across Ireland.  It is the only awards programme that takes an all-Ireland approach to working with the hospitality industry.

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