Hotel Westport WINS National Award – Best Family Friendly Hotel in the country

Hotel Westport has been awarded, by public vote, this year’s Best Family Friendly Hotel in the ‘Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards’. The awards recognise and reward excellence in hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, spas, clubs and catering operations across the island of Ireland. The awards were presented at a gala ceremony in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, (formerly the Burlington Hotel), on Monday 22nd September 2014. The finalists were judged by a panel of industry experts, who carried out rigorous site inspections at each premises to determine the winners.

Reacting to their win, Declan Heneghan, General Manager at Hotel Westport “Personally and collectively we have received numerous congratulatory messages from friends, associates in the industry, customers and locals also. Comments to our Social Media accounts are at an all time high! Many Westport people see this Award as a win for the town not just for The Hotel Westport – this is indicative of the community spirit that weaves through the people in our industry in the town. On the ground here at The Hotel Westport, all our employees see it a fantastic recognition of their work and a source of pride and achievement. They are buoyed by the fact that we have been benchmarked against the cream of the crop of our industry for example Kelly’s Resort in Rosslare, Dingle Skellig Hotel, Lyrath Estate and many more and we have come out on top! The fact that finalists were voted for by the public gives a greater authenticity to the achievement for the staff”

Mr Cathal Hughes, Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Hotel Westport, said “I am extremely pleased about this latest achievement and indeed the numerous great achievements at The Hotel Westport recently, which include the Hotel Bar of the Year Award, an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence, All-Ireland Cocktail Making Champion & so many more – there’s so many!!!”. It shows the fantastic team and the fantastic job they’re all doing. A great achievement. I’m delighted!”.

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with Special Responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring – “As minister I get to present tourism awards all over the country, It gives me particular pleasure however when I get to do it in my home town and County. Congratulations to the team at The Hotel Westport, they have been consistent award winners in everything that they do. Its a fantastic Award to receive, great for the town and county also.”

“In recent years, we have won numerous awards across all departments in The Hotel Westport. Family Friendly Hotel Awards in recent years include the Primary Times Star Award for four years in a row and the National Georgina Campbell Family Friendly Hotel of the Year Award. The Hotel & Catering Gold Award is proof positive that we are no flash in the pan. Rather it displays a remarkable consistency of product and service by a wonderful body of engaged staff who are fiercely loyal to the Hotel, their chosen career and each other. They aim to deliver a great customer experience all day every day and this assists me with my daily task of Marketing Hotel Westport. The family Holiday market is very important to us and the Westport area and we are extremely fortunate to have fantastic tourism partners locally who compliment our product for families wishing to holiday in Westport” – Eithne Cosgrove, Director of Sales & Marketing at Hotel Westport.