The second Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2018 welcomed over 200 guests at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast, on Monday 8th October in a memorable celebration of the country’s hospitality industry.
The Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2018 acknowledged the achievements of local professionals and establishments, from restaurants, bars and hotels to festivals and venues that have stand out from the rests due to their dedication to the customer satisfaction.
The winners, who are chosen by members of the general public, are a true reflection of the commitment, quality and impeccable customer service that flow in the Northern Irish hospitality industry.
The black-tie event was hosted by Paulo Ross. He welcomed on stage talented individuals and businesses, recognised for the efforts they put into ensuring that their guests enjoy themselves. The awards provided a platform to thank those who constantly deliver memorable experiences to their clients and make the country a friendly place for visitors.
There were 30 accolades presented to the deserving winners. Several of the awards were split into local regions to ensure the diverse range of hospitality businesses from across Northern Ireland are acknowledged for their exceptional performances.
A Spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2018 said: “The hospitality industry plays a vital role in enhancing the country’s tourism and reputation. These professionals have dedicated their whole career in delivering memorable experiences and making Northern Ireland a welcoming place for tourists and visitors.
“The awards recognised successful individuals that work within businesses where excellence is a standard and whose sole aim is to meet their customers’ needs and expectations.
“We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their amazing achievements.”
The winners of the Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2018 are:
Family Venue of the Year: Carnfunnock Family Fun Zone (County Antrim)
Entertainment/Shopping Complex: Victoria Square Shopping Centre (Belfast)
Tourist Attraction of the Year: Belleek Pottery (County Fermanagh)
Best Restaurant Manager: Man-ting Chan at Ballyrobin Country Lodge (County Antrim)
Best Nightclub: Halo Bar & Nightclub (County Antrim)
City Budget Hotel of the Year: Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport (Belfast)
Children’s Play Centre of the Year: Happy Dayz (County Tyrone)
Best Entertaining Team: Happy Town (County Down)
Best Caravan Site: Chestnutt Holiday Parks (County Down)
Best Sports Bar: Hatfield House(Belfast)
Best Bar: The Anchor Bar Complex (County Derry / Londonderry)
Boutique Hotel of the Year: Me and Mrs Jones Hotel (County Derry / Londonderry)
Best Family Dining Restaurant: Safari Grill (County Antrim)
City Hotel of the Year: Park Inn by Radisson (Belfast)
Romantic Hotel of the Year: Bayview Hotel (County Antrim)
Hotel Team of the Year: Roe Park Resort (County Fermanagh)
Best Hotel General Manager: John Mathers at Newforge House (County Armagh)
Resort Hotel of the Year: Roe Park Resort (County Fermanagh)
Best Cinema Experience: Odyssey Cinemas (Belfast)
Live Entertainment Venue of the Year: Skylite Room Live (County Down)
Best Restaurant Team: Redz Restaurant (County Antrim)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year: Garron View Bed and Breakfast (County Antrim)
Hotel of the Year: Ivanhoe Hotel and Inn (Belfast)
Restaurant of the Year: Fontana Restaurant (County Down)
Best Day Out: Creggan Country Park (County Derry / Londonderry)
Outdoor Venue of the Year: Aquaholics North Coast Sea Safari (County Derry / Londonderry)
Sports Venue of the Year: Downpatrick Racecourse (County Down)
Best Festival in Northern Ireland:The Belfast Book Festival (Belfast)
Pub of the YearCounty Fermanagh: The Taphouse Gastro Pub (Enniskillen)
Pub of the Year County Tyrone: Tomneys Bar (Dungannon)
Pub of the Year County Londonderry / Derry: Peadar O'Donnell’s (Derry)
Pub of the Year County Antrim: Top Of The Town (Antrim)
Pub of the Year County Down: The Maghera Inn (Maghera)
Pub of the Year County Armagh: Joe Mac's Bar & Restaurant (Portadown)
Pub of the YearOverall Winner: The Taphouse Gastro Pub (Enniskillen)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the YearCounty Fermanagh: The Moorings Restaurant (Enniskillen)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the YearCounty Tyrone: Sperrin Restaurant (Omagh)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the YearCounty Londonderry/ Derry: Quaywest Wine Bar & Restaurant (Derry)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the YearCounty Antrim: Jake’s Cocktail Bar And Grill (Antrim)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the YearCounty Down: The Smuggler's Table (Killyleagh)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the YearCounty Armagh: Sally McNally's (Portadown)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the YearOverall Winner:The Moorings Restaurant (Enniskillen)
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