Killaney hotels have that golden touch

Managing Director of Hayfield Family Collection, Michael Jacobi, celebrated the Great Southern success with staff members, members, in front, Jillian O’Sullivan and Denise O’Sullivan, centre row, Roisin O’Sullivan and Aoibheann O’Leary and, at back, Catherina Murphy, Christina O’Connor, Aine McMahon and Maria Golas.
Picture: Don MacMonagle

The team at Great Southern in Killarney are today celebrating being recognized as Ireland’s top business and conference hotel at the 2022 Gold Medal Awards.

Organised in association with Hotel and Catering Review magazine, the awards were held in The Galmont Hotel, Galway and they are recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the Irish hospitality industry.

As the first conference centre established outside of Dublin in 1968, Great Southern Killarney has a long tradition of hosting top-class national and international events in its purpose-built events centre which can cater for 950 delegates.

Managing Director of Hayfield Family Collection, Michael Jacobi, “To be recognised among the greatest hotels in Ireland is a marvellous achievement for Great Southern and it is has provided all our staff with a little morale boost.

The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens: Silver award for best casual dining experience

Other award winners on the night included:
Best hotel group (silver): Killarney Hotels
Best casual dining experience (silver): Dunloe Hotel and Gardens, Killarney
Best casual dining experience (bronze): Dingle Benners Hotel
Favourite place to stay (Munster): Muckross Park Hotel and Spa, Killarney
Best afternoon tea (bronze): Dingle Benners Hotel
Five-star hotel spa experience bronze): ESPA at The Europe, Killarney
Best front of house (gold): Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Killarney
Best front of house (bronze): Europe Hotel and Resort, Killarney
Best menu provenance award (gold): Brook Lane, Hotel, Kenmare
Best menu provenance award (bronze): Castlewood House Dingle

The awards ceremony was hosted by former RTÉ newsreader Anne Doyle. Everyone reads it – ask anyone. Call 087-2229761 to advertise