Hotel Westport – 2013 Georgina Campbell Family Friendly Hotel of the Year

Hotel Westport – 2013 Georgina Campbell Family Friendly Hotel of the Year

The best of what Ireland has to offer by way of great hospitality, food and wonderful Family Holidays was revealed in the results of this year’s Georgina Campbell Awards as announced on Tuesday, October 16, at an awards ceremony at the aptly chosen Bórd Bia Headquarters in Dublin. The Georgina Campbell Family-Friendly award is more highly valued each year, as times change and more people opt to holiday at home.

Pictured at the Awards Ceremony in the Bórd Bia Office accepting the 2013 Georgana Campbell Family Friendly Hotel of the Year is l to r, Declan Heneghan, General Manager at Hotel Westport, Eithne Cosgrove, Director of Sales & Marketing and Georgina Campbell.

Commenting on the Hotel Westport Award, Georgina said that “we look for the places that cater especially well for families by providing the range of services and activities for varying ages and interests that make for a stress-free break. This year, this category was made a priority, with a team of young families testing special breaks all over the country on behalf of the Guide. The results have been interesting and varied with some providing it to a very high standard like our winning hotel, Hotel Westport.”

Commenting further on Hotel Westport she specifically mentioned the fact that this Hotel has long being associated with great Family Holidays with its famous Panda Club which is the children’s entertainment and activity club along with its excellent facilities, including the White Flag awarded leisure centre and other great activities.

According to Georgina “the best family-friendly hotels are a very good holiday option and Hotel Westport is a large, well-managed hotel that deserves its place as a favoured destination for families. It’s at the centre of an interesting tourist area and its convenient location – quiet, yet almost town centre situation (no need to keep taking out the car) – is a big plus, also the helpful ‘can-do’ attitude of friendly staff with great facilities”.

Georgina also commended the fact that constant refurbishment and upgrading is the norm for Hotel Westport, food is well above average for an hotel, which in itself was award winning this year also having scooped an AA Rosette for culinary excellence and an International CIE Award for the best hotel dinner in Ireland on the tour series, and it’s good value too – all of which will make it a happy choice for any family holidays according to Georgina.

Mr Cathal Hughes, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hotel Westport, said “I am extremely pleased about this latest achievement and indeed the numerous great achievements at Hotel Westport recently, which include the Hotel Bar of the Year Award, an A.A. Rosette for Culinary Excellence, All-Ireland Cocktail Making Champion, The Primary Times Star Award for Top 10 Best Family Friendly Hotels in Ireland two years in a row & now of course the is much coveted Georgina Campbell Award, It’s a fantastic achievement. I’m delighted!”.

Declan Heneghan, General Manager of the 4-Star Hotel said ‘this latest National Award which is one of many this year is an outcome of the emphasis the hotel places on customer care and development of its people to deliver excellence to its guests. We constantly listen to guests and refine our offering year on year; this process has yielded great outcomes for us and more importantly our guests. We are committed to a process of continuous improvement in everything we do here at the Hotel. We are constantly innovating and introducing new things to our Family Holidays and this award is a testament to the team we have built up here at Hotel Westport over the years. The Award is just recognition of the massive energy that all the staff at the hotel bring to their everyday work’.

Eithne Cosgrove Director of Sales & Marketing at the Hotel was especially delighted as she commented that this award is an excellent marketing tool going forward to promote Hotel Westport as a fun-filled family Holiday destination with high standards. Our partnership with external providers such as our near neighbours Westport House and The Adventure Islands has been very successfully incorporated into our family holiday offering, which is been enjoyed greatly by our guests.

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