Grad of the Year
Andrew Grant of DIT, IHI Graduate of the Year is pictured at the Founders Banquet with sponsor, Hugh...

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Stellar Line Up for Global Summit
The line-up for the Global Hospitality Tech Summit which is running alongside next year’s Food &am...

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

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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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Grad of the Year
Stellar Line Up for Global Summit
IHI Founders Banquet
Hospitality Expo- Biggest Ever


Hospitality Executive Development Programme

 International tourism is undergoing a transformation in how it is developed, marketed and managed – driven by rapidly changing visitor expectations. With these parameters in 


place, Fáilte Ireland, working collaboratively with the Irish Management Institute, has created a new Executive Development Programme for senior level hospitality & tourism managers entitled ‘Hospitality and Tourism - Executive Development Programme’.
For Further Information and to discuss the programme, please contact: Michael Brady, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Full details are available on:
 This modular programme is designed for General Managers and Senior Departmental Managers who are ambitious and are looking to acquire the competencies they need to strategically lead their business/organisation. Being the first of its kind, the Programme has been specifically tailor-made for the Irish market where it will give senior level managers in the tourism industry a grounding in key areas (including Strategy, Leadership, Sales & Marketing & Finance); and aid them in developing a strategic implementation plan to guide their business performance into the future.
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Judith heads Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast, has appointed Judith Owens' as Chief Executive. JShe succeeds  Tim Husbands who is moving to Westport House.



 The Titanic Belfast's Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive since opening in 2012, Judith has been instrumental in the success of the attraction looking after all front of house operations, including ticketing, events and the visitor experience, as well as recruitment, facilities management, learning and outreach programmes.
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Tallaght Plaza sold

A mixed-use development with a hotel, nightclub, offices and retail units known as The Plaza in Tallaght, Dublin 24, has been bought by an Irish investment company for a figure believed to be about €15 million – almost €1 million above the guide price.


The investment was sold on the instructions of receiver Declan Taite of Duff & Phelps and is producing a rental income of €1,302,350, according to selling agent CBRE. The initial yield will be in the region of 8.5 per cent. There is scope to increase the rent roll by letting vacant office space in the complex.
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Crown Plaza extension plan

Hotel operator Tifco has announced plans to add 60 new bedrooms to its Crown Plaze hotel near Dublin Airport as part of a multi-million euro five-storey extension to the premises.
Tifco’s proposed extension would increase the total number of rooms at the venue to 269. The announcement arrives  months after the operator applied for permission to expand its Holiday Inn Express property at Dublin Airport.
The latter endeavour would involve increasing the Holiday Inn’s current room stock by 100 to 214.

New IHI Fellows

Newly-elected Fellows of the Ierish Hospitality Institute are pictured at  the Irish Hospitality Institute  Founders Banquet and Hospitality Management Awards  at the Clayton 
Hotel, Burlington Road.    The event was attended by some 490 hospitality professionals.
From left are Vincent O’Gorman, General Manager, The Westbury, Kate O’Connell, Deputy Head of College, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Cait Noone, Head of School, Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology & Daragh O Neill, General Manager, The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan. 


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