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There were plenty of winners at the 2017 Gold Medal Awards in association with Hotel & Catering Review magazine on Tuesday.
Ashford Castle in Mayo were the big winners on the night and took home the prestigious award for Ireland’s Guest Experience as well as the award for Ireland’s Five Star Hotel.
If you’re into something slightly less low key but still pretty darn nice, the Malton Killarney took home the award for the Four Star Hotel.
While the Three Star Award went to the Headfort Arms Hotel in Meath.
In one of the most sought after and hotly contested categories, the award for Ireland’s Favourite Place To Stay went to Castle Leslie Estate in Monaghan.
The Gold Medal Awards are currently in their 29th year, and each entrant is evaluated by members of the judging panel who travel the length and breadth of the country over the course of the summer months to search for Ireland’s greatest purveyors of hospitality.
Over 450 professionals from the hospitality industry were in attendance at the event in Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.
Below are the 2017 winners
Ireland’s Five Star Hotel – Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo
Ireland’s Five Star Boutique Hotel – Ballyfin Demesne, Co. Laois
Ireland’s Four Star Hotel – The Malton Killarney, Co. Kerry
Ireland’s Four Star Resort – The Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, Dublin 13
Ireland’s Three Star Hotel – Headfort Arms Hotel, Co. Meath
Ireland’s Country House & Guest House – Marlfield House, Co. Wexford
Ireland’s Five Star Hotel Spa Experience – The Spa at Aghadoe Heights, Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Co. Kerry
Ireland’s Four Star Hotel Spa Experience – Oceo Spa, Seafield Hotel & Spa Resort, Co. Wexford
Ireland’s Hotel Breakfast – Blue Haven Hotel, Co. Cork
Ireland’s Family Friendly Hotel – Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Co.Wexford
Ireland’s City Hotel – The Montenotte Hotel, Co. Cork
Ireland’s Business Hotel – Absolute Hotel Limerick, Co. Limerick
Ireland’s Wedding Hotel – Garryvoe Hotel, Co. Cork
Ireland’s Best Hotel Website – Wyatthotel.com (The Wyatt Hotel, Co. Mayo)
Ireland’s Event Caterer – John Coughlan Catering, The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Ireland’s Site Contract Caterer – Brook Food Services, Co. Cork
Ireland’s Healthcare Caterer – National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2
Ireland’s Fine Dining Restaurant – Pullman Restaurant, Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Co. Galway
Ireland’s Casual Dining Experience – The Draft House, Co. Sligo
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Restaurant – The Tavern, Co. Mayo
Ireland’s Newcomer Restaurant – Wild and Native Seafood Restaurant, Co. Wexford
Ireland’s Wine Experience – The Twelve Hotel, Co. Galway
Ireland’s Guest Experience – Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo
Ireland’s Front of House Team Member Deirdre Ryan, Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Co. Cork
Ireland’s Chef of the Year – Jess Murphy, Kai Restaurant, Co. Galway
Ireland’s Executive Chef of the Year – Ken Harker, Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny
Ireland’s Rising Star Chef of the Year – Niamh Barry, The Bay Tree Bistro, Co. Waterford
Ireland’s Menu Provenance Award – Limerick Strand Hotel, Co. Limerick
Ireland’s Innovative Supplier – Avvio, Headquarters, Co. Limerick
Gold Medal Supreme Winner – Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Co. Wexford
Outstanding Service Award – Aidan Moynihan, Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry
Ireland’s Favourite Place to Stay – Castle Leslie Estate, Co. (Public Vote) Monaghan