It was a tremendous night for the Connacht Hospitality Group at the Irish Hotel Awards in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone last night. The Irish Hospitality industry gathered together for the ceremony to celebrate the best and the brightest across a range of categories. With over 70 hotels named finalists across a range of categories, the competition was fierce on the night. The Connacht Hospitality Group was represented by HYDE Hotel and The Connacht Hotel both of which had a very fruitful night at the midlands venue.
HYDE Hotel was named Boutique Hotel of the Year in Connacht and subsequentially took home the National Award in a very keenly contested category. The venue was also recognised as having the Best Hotel Bar in Connacht, with the stunning HYDE Bar getting wonderful recognition from the judges. HYDE Hotels’ sister property also had a successful night it was awarded the Best Family Hotel in Connacht and the Best Three-Star Hotel in the Provence.
The Irish Hotel Awards celebrates the commitment and dedication of the hospitality industry across the island of Ireland. Unlike some awards, judges visit each property and offer a detailed insight into the visitor experience. Each finalist receives a 280-point report offering 360-degree feedback on each department in the property.
Group General Manager of the Connacht Hospitality Group Wayne Neilon was delighted with the haul, “These awards are simply down to the great team across our group, the feedback reports from the judges identified a number of excellent interactions that they had with members of staff and this is the most satisfying part of the awards, our hard-working teams getting the recognition from an external group, reinforcing what we already know to be true, that Connacht Hospitality Group have Galway covered for top class hospitality”