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


Stephens Green hotel plan approved

An Bord Pleanála has given permission for a new €40m luxury hotel for Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green despite security fears being raised by staff at the adjoining offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
In April of this year,Dublin City Council approved  the plan to convert Loreto Hall — the site of a former women’s hostel, at Number 77 St Stephen’s Green — into a luxury hotel.
 Brown Table Solutions has now been granted final approval to convert the building into an 87-bedroom hotel. The  new permission provides for  the omission of a planned penthouse suite level and one floor of the planned hotel.

€64m Conventions for Dublin

Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin Convention Bureau has confirmed €64m of new business has been won for Dublin so far in 2017 at its Christmas Breakfast Briefing to industry which 


took place in the CityWest Hotel t. This revenue boost was a result of winning 150 new conferences for the city and county over the last number of months, which are set to deliver almost 45,000 international delegates to Dublin in events to take place over the period 2018 – 2021.
 Pictured were: Sam Johnston, Manager, Dublin Convention Bureau, Fáilte Ireland; David Meade, inspirational speaker; Paul Mockler, Head of Commercial Development, Fáilte Ireland and Sean Reid, Commercial Director, CityWest Hotel.
 Among the notable conference wins recently confirmed for Dublin are:
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Space Stunt Spotlights Skellig

Planet Earth’s first interstellar tourism campaign has taken off – highlighting a destination that is truly “out of this world”. As Star Wars fans everywhere eagerly await Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Tourism Ireland is celebrating the film’s imminent release with a fun publicity stunt – the first ever tourism campaign in space!
 spave1217Perched above the earth in space, a billboard ad is highlighting “Earth’s Wild Atlantic Way” with an image of Skellig Michael, otherwise known as Luke Skywalker’s hide-out in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Tourism Ireland’s billboard was launched into space using a weather balloon, to reach a peak altitude of 33,390 metres – where a photo and short film of the ad were then captured.
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Plan for former historic hotel

Property investor Joe Donnelly, via his company RESAM, plans  to redevelop the Victoria Hotel site at  St Patrick’s St,Cork.

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 As the Royal Victoria Hotel, the building hosted guests such as Charles Stewart Parnell, Winston Churchill, Michael Collins, and James Joyce.
 It hosted the second ever meeting of the Gaelic Athletic Association, in 1884, and in more recent decades was known for its nightclub, Coco’s, and the 1980s Gay Future bar, named after a legendary Cork syndicate horse-racing ‘sting’ on British bookies.
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Blue Haven goes Dyson

The Blue Haven Hotel in Kinsale, Co. Cork has announced its partnership with Dyson to create Ireland’s first Dyson Hotel, which will combine the award-winning hospitality of 


The Blue Haven with Dyson’s game-changing, problem-solving technologies.
Magdalena Ruda, General Manager at The Blue Haven Hotel, is p[ictured with Daniel Wolverson, Dyson Ireland.  
Director Ciaran Fitzgerald said, “We continue to improve our guests’ experience, by thinking outside the box, while maintaining and respecting the unique character and history of The Blue Haven.  We are very excited to be Ireland's first Dyson Hotel, following on from successful implementations in the boutique Rosewood Hotel in London and Pier One in Sydney.’’
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