IHI Founders Banquet
The annual Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet and Irish Hospitality Awards takes place on ...

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Return of the 'Gin and Tonic'
By Andrew O’ Gorman, Past President Bartenders Association of Ireland and former Head of Department,...

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Hospitality Expo- Biggest Ever
Hospitality Expo 2018 - RDS - 6-7 of February looks certain to be the largest most comprehensive sin...

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Tech show for new Food and Bev.
Returning to Citywest, Dublin, 6th – 7th February 2018, Food & Bev Live will welcome Irela...

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IHI Founders Banquet
Return of the 'Gin and Tonic'
Hospitality Expo- Biggest Ever
Tech show for new Food and Bev.


Ashford named 'Best Hotel'

Ashford Castle was  named 'Best Hotel' at the annual Hospitality Ireland awards yesterday (Monday). Harvey's Point  Hotel, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal (pictured) was named 'Best 


Destination Hotel' and MHL took the 'Best Hotel Group' title.

Other winners inccuded Rathsallagh Hotel (Best Wedding Venue), Westbury, Dublin (Best City Hotel), Malton Hotel,  Killarney (Best Conference venue), Marlfield House ,  Gorey (Best Boutique Hotel) and Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin (Best Business Hotel).The full list of winners is:

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O'Callaghan to make €100m hotel investment

 O’Callaghan Hotels, the Irish-owned family-run hotel group, has announced details of a major €100 million investment programme that is underway at its four star hotel 


portfolio, which includes properties in Dublin, Gibraltar and the UK.  The group’s four star Dublin hotels – The Alexander, The Davenport and The Stephen’s Green – are being completely transformed at a cost of over €30m to reposition them amongst the capital’s best hotels.  The new style of O’Callaghan Hotel will be a deluxe offering,  A further significant investment is being made on The Eliott Hotel in Gibraltar while the group recently opened a new-build luxury 155-room hotel, Tamburlaine, in Cambridge.
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Six for Eurotoques Final

 Richard Corrigan has been announced as the guest judge for the Euro-Toques Ireland Young Chef of the Year competition.


The six finalists are:
Daniel Guerin (24), chef de partie at Campagne, Kilkenny; Conor Halpenny (23), chef de partie at Chapter One, Dublin; Jack Lenards (21), chef de partie at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin; Jason Nolan (22) chef de partie at Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Killarney; Bronagh Rogers (24) chef de partie at Viewmount House and Evan O’Ceallaigh (21) chef de partie at Ardilaun Hotel, Galway. They  will progress to the final judging session in Dublin next month.
Prior to that, they will be flown to Italy, to have lunch at Da Vittorio, a restaurant in Bergamo which has three Michelin stars. They will also spend a day meeting producers whose food will be used in the final of the competition.
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Sector survives Ophelia

 Hurricane Ophelia forced Bear Market Coffee to postpone  the official opening of its fourth store.on Dublin’s Pembroke Street yesteday, but otherwise the hospitality industry appears to have survived the storm with little damage.
 Some hotels,  including the Keadeen in Newbridge, Co. Kildare offered to accommodate stranded travellers in unoccupied rooms and several b and bs made similar offers.

Ireland voted 'Best Destination'

For the second year running, Ireland has triumphed at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Awards in Britain, after being voted 'Best International Destination' by thousands of 


readers of 'Group Leisure & Travel' magazine.
Pictured are Cormac Ó Suilleabháin (second left) and David Wood (second right), both Tourism Ireland, accepting the award for Best International Destination from Trevor Caplis, (left) and TV presenter Ben Hanlin (right).
 Beating off stiff competition from the likes of Malta, Prague, Barcelona and India to claim the title, the award was presented to representatives of Tourism Ireland at the Group Leisure Awards ceremony, which took place in Birmingham. The Best Ferry award went to Irish Ferries.
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