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Shandon Hotel & Spa, Regional winner of ‘Hotel of the Year’ at the hotel awards Ireland

More than 150 representatives of the country’s top hotels gathered on Monday October 21, at The Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown to recognise the champions of the industry.

The Hotel Awards Ireland did not only celebrate hotels, but also other forms of overnight accommodation, including; resorts, inns, lodges, serviced apartments and guest houses amongst other.

Whether they are solo travellers, families looking for their annual trip, groups that are looking for unforgettable adventures in the countryside, or romantic couples looking for a short gateway, these winners offer exceptional services to meet any demand of their guests.

The prestigious event was hosted by TV and radio presenter and producer, Pat O’Mahony. He 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 visitors, enhancing the tourism in Ireland.

A Spokesperson for The Hotel Awards Ireland 2019 said: “The hotel 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 offering great hospitality, making Ireland a top destination for travellers.

“The awards provided a platform to the hotel owners to showcase their brilliant work and get an award for their excellence.

Shortlisted in the Ulster Category were

Crover House Hotel & Golf Club, Hotel Kilmore, Ballyliffen Lodge & Spa, Redcastle Hotel, Villa Rose Hotel, Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club and Cabra Castle Hotel.  General Manager Carolynne Harrison of the Shandon Hotel & Spa said she is thrilled to take home the title considering the quality of the competition in her region.

Carolynne spoke briefly as she accepted the award at the glamorous ceremony and she said, ‘We are absolutely delighted, all credit goes to the fantastic team at the Shandon Hotel & Spa and of course our owner & Managing Director Warren McCarthy who has supported us every step of the way and invested heavily in securing 140 jobs on the coast of Donegal through all seasons.  The Shandon was a hotel in its previous life that closed down for the winter, the key to our success is opening through all seasons and ensuring our occupancy remains high right through, none of which would be possible without the sheer commitment of our fantastic team’.

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