As sponsers of the Northern Ireland Hotel Federation's recent Receptionist Award, we recently attended the dinner gala in celebration of the award in Derry. The awards ceremony was hosted by City Hotel Derry, a 4 star hotel in the heart of Derry.
At the awards, Ashleigh Baxter of the Fitzwilliam Belfast took home first place for Hotel Receptionist of the Year. The Best Receptionist Team of the year went to Tara Lodge in Belfast, and Stephanie McCarton of Bishop's Gate Hotel was named Most Promising Receptionist of the Year.
The dinner and awards ceremony made for a great evening, from opening words from Derry Mayor Elisha McCallion to the end of the night.
The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation is the representative body for hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation providers in Northern Ireland. The hospitality industry in Northern Ireland has had a collective body since 1922, with the Federation being incorporated in 1999 to specifically focus on the accommodation sector. Developing services for the benefit of the industry, the Federation actively works in partnership with others to create the right conditions for tourism. Further information may be obtained from the official website: www.irelandhotels.com