Writing Break at Harvey's Point
A surge of interest in creative writing is evident throughout the country with memoir writing a focu...

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Flying High at Ballygarry
Padraig McGillycuddy is a high-flying hotelier. Not only is his preferred mode of transport piloting...

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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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Writing Break at Harvey's Point
Flying High at Ballygarry
IHI Founders Banquet


Report Award for Guestline

Hotel Tech Report has given Guestline its  2018’s People’s Choice Award based on data from thousands of hoteliers in more than 40 countries around the world.  Over 100 of the world’s elite hotel technology products competed for a chance to win this title.
 The HotelTechAwards platform (by HotelTechReport.com) leverages real customer data to determine best of breed products that help hoteliers grow their bottom lines.
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Andrew honoured for Lifetime Achievement

The Bartenders Association of Ireland presented  Andrew (Andy) O'Gorman with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's National Cocktail Championships & Bartender 


Awards held at Food & Bev Live, Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin.
Pictured are James Langan, Andrew O'Gorman & Declan Byrne
 Declan Byrne, President of the Bartenders Association of Ireland presented the award accompanied by James Langan, past President in front of a large audience gathered for the Bartender Awards.
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Lone Star Bows Out

 Texan private equity fund Lone Star has sold the final 25 hotels from its Amaris Hospitality portfolio, including the Hilton Garden Inn on Dublin’s Custom House Quay, to an Israeli-backed LRC Group for £600 million (€676 million).
 It brings to a close Lone Star’s near four-year foray into the Irish and UK hotel market with Amaris, following the sale in December of the portfolio’s Jurys Inn chain to Swedish investor Pandox for £800 million.
 The sale to LRC of the final tranche of 25 properties includes almost all of the non Jurys Inn-branded hotels in Amaris, which was run for Lone Star from Dublin by Irish hotelier John Brennan.
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Top Mixologists

Pictured celebrating their National Cocktail Championships Award wins, wereAdare Manor bartenders (right to left) are Ariel Sanecki (National Cocktail Champion, Best Technical Bartender, Best Hotel Bartender), Finbar Collins (Best Cocktail Garnish) and Skirmantas Lelys (Best Junior Bartender)

Skillnet funding for Chef Network

 Chef Network will now be recognised as an official training body for Ireland’s chefs. The online chef community, with almost 3000 members, has been awarded Skillnets 


funding to provide professional development training for the sector. The funding will be used to support training across the areas of Personal & Leadership, Business and Culinary Skills for chefs.
Speaking at the launch of the Chef Network Skillnet Training, Head of Community with Chef Network, Ruth Hegarty said: “This is a really exciting development for Chef Network. Having established a community for Ireland’s chefs, our next step is to focus on expanding the knowledge and skills base of chefs within the industry, the establishment of Chef Network Skillnet allows us the opportunity to achieve that goal.”
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