Dean Wins Accommodation Olympics

The Dean Hotel, Cork took home first prize of a crystal trophy and €1,000 at the IASI Accommodation Olympics yesterday.

The team from Lyrath Estate was in second place, and the Connemara Coast Hotel was also presented with an award for third place.

Pictured with IASI President Marian Murnane are Peggy Wilke, Accommodation Manager, The Dean Hotel, and the winning team Ivana Sarlija and Sanja Furlan.

The event was held at The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport and sponsored by Bunzel Rafferty, Respa Beds and The Galgorm Group.  The 22 teams each had two Accommodation Professionals participating in a wide range of tasks across the day. They checked rooms that had deliberate mistakes and did bed-making with a twist under the watchful eye of the judges.

Micheline Corr from The Firm judged the creation of a welcome basket specifically designed to welcome a baby to the property. All tasks were completed under time pressure and with marks for presentation and folding; from elephants to swans the creativity flowed.