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Hospitality teams celebrate at the 2023 Irish Hotel Awards
Recognising exceptional hotels and outstanding hospitality professionals
 Fri 19th October 2023

It was a night to be remembered at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Sligo as hospitality teams from around the country joined their colleagues to celebrate the best and the brightest in the industry at the 2023 Irish Hotel Awards.

Shane Smith Managing Director of NI Media who run the Irish Hotel Awards said: “The Irish Hotel Awards is now recognised as a benchmark of quality for properties in Ireland. All our members have been rigorously inspected by a team of researchers who are dedicated to promoting and developing the industry. Our members have been assessed and judged at the highest standards and the quality out there is simply magnificent.

“We were delighted this year to introduce some new categories that reflect the landscape in the industry – City Hotel of the Year, Waterside Wedding Venue of the Year and 4 Star Lux Hotel of the Year. And for the Star Awards that recognise the fantastic people in the industry we added Duty Manager of the Year, Breakfast Manager of the Year and Revenue Manager of the Year.

A massive thank you to Chef Keith Christie and his team at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Sligo.”


  • Bar Manager of the Year - John Brett, Anner Hotel
  • Breakfast Manager of the Year - Frances Cathcart, Manor House Country Hotel
  • Restaurant Manager of the Year - Sharon Kerley, Clayton Hotel, Limerick
  • Duty Manager of the Year - Anna Jankowska, The Park Hotel
  • Kitchen Porter of the Year - Alice Dempsey, Faithlegg Hotel
  • Chef of the Year - Sam Cronin, Waterford Castle
  • Concierge of the Year - William McIlroy, Titanic Hotel
  • Receptionist of the Year - Josh Murphy, Osprey Hotel
  • Revenue Manager of the Year - Noeleen Conlon, Clayton Hotel Sligo
  • Housekeeper of the Year - Maribel Tortajada Montesinos, Ashling Hotel
  • Wedding Planner of the Year - Olivia O'Donnell, Ocean Sands Hotel
  • Spa Manager of the Year - Niamh Halligan, GN Hotel Ballina
  • Event Manager of the Year - Lisa Kelly, Killashee Hotel
  • Marketing Manager of the Year - Laura Jones, Talbot Hotel Clonmel
  • Rising Star of the Year - Shreya Malik, Clayton Charlemont
  • General Manager of the Year - Ger Alley, Killashee Hotel


  • Airport Hotel of the Year - Shannon Springs Hotel
  • Boutique Hotel of the Year - Me & Mrs Jones
  • Brand Hotel of the Year - Clayton Hotel Sligo
  • Business & Conference Hotel - Clayton Charlemont
  • Castle Hotel of the Year - Waterford Castle
  • City Hotel of the Year - Ashling Hotel
  • Coastal Escape of the Year - Diamond Coast Hotel
  • Country House Hotel - The Lodge at Ashford Castle
  • Dog Friendly Hotel of the Year - The Inn on the Coast
  • Excellence in Service Award - Castleknock Hotel
  • Family Hotel of the Year - Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments
  • Fine Dining Experience of the Year - Lough Rynn Castle
  • Gourmet Getaway of the Year - Waterford Castle
  • Great Irish Breakfast Award - Faithlegg House
  • Golf Experience of the Year - Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • Hotel Bar of the Year - Hotel Isaacs
  • Hotel Design of the Year - Hyde Hotel
  • Hotel Restaurant of the Year - Hyde Hotel
  • Local Hotel of the Year - The Park Hotel
  • Rising Star of the Year - Farnham Estate
  • Romantic Hotel of the Year - Delphi Lodge
  • Self-Catering Property of the Year - Belle Isle Estate
  • Social Media Marketing Award - The Johnstown Estate
  • Spa Experience of the Year - Kilronan Castle
  • Waterside Wedding Venue - Dingle Skellig Hotel
  • Intimate Wedding Venue - The Lodge at Ashford Castle
  • Wedding Hotel of the Year - Kilronan Castle
  • 2 Star Hotel of the Year - Murray’s Doonmore Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel of the Year - Hyde Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel of the Year - Dingle Skellig Hotel
  • 4 Star Lux Hotel of the Year - Killeavy Castle Estate

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