The IHI Founder Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards 2017 celebrated three members of the dream team at Lough Eske Castle last night.

Staff at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa have won three prestigious awards at the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) Awards 2017.

The five star hotel outside Donegal Town are celebrating notable achievements of three remarkable leaders:

Spa Manager Denise McDonagh won “Young Hospitality Manager of the Year 2017”, Director of Human Resources Catherine Monaghan won “Hospitality Human Resources & Training Manager of the Year 2017” and last but not least; Front of House Supervisor Geraldine Carty won “IHI Hospitality Employee of the Year Award 2017.”

Catherine Monahan

Geraldine Carty

Denise McDonagh

Additionally, Lough Eske Castle was shortlisted for four awards out of eleven in total, with Karen Dowey (Revenue Manager) also being nominated as Revenue Manager of the Year 2017.

It has been an exhilarating year for the hotel with having been named No.3 in the top hotels in Ireland by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award earlier this year.

Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel

Managing Director of Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, Mr Seán Carney commented: “It is a great honour in this our tenth year of operating Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa to have all four team members shortlisted and judged by senior industry figures.

“Winning three awards at such prestigious hospitality awards is a testament to the daily hard work and dedication of all three ladies and a true representation of all of our exceptional employees who continue to consistently deliver reliable, genuinely caring and timely service for our guests.”

The IHI Awards 2017, hosted the glamorous black tie gala dinner and ceremony event, which was held on Thursday, 23rd November at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, co-hosted by Matthias Muller, President of the IHI.

The Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) is the professional body for Managers & aspiring Managers within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Ireland.

Established in 1966 to promote professional development within the Irish Hospitality Industry, the IHI’s reputation as a membership organisation promoting quality standards, education and networking opportunities is now in its 50th Year.

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