This years Gold Medal Awards, a black-tie gala dinner took place on Tuesday 25th September at The Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.
Now in their 30th year, the Gold Medal Awards are run by catering industry bible, Hotel & Catering Review, who recognise and reward excellence in hospitality and catering across Ireland.
The Gold Medal Awards were attended by over 600 glitterati of the Irish hospitality industry, encouraging and applauding hotels, restaurants, guest houses, spa and leisure facilities, event caterers, as well as individuals and teams, achieving the highest standard of product and service in the industry.
Galgorm Resort & Spa wins Gold Medal as Ireland's Best Four Star Resort
Galgorm Resort & Spa in Ballymena, Northern Ireland have been awarded Ireland’s Best Four Star Resort at the coveted Gold Medal Awards.
Galgorm’s award as Ireland’s Four Star Resort acknowledges excellence in service and accommodation in a four-star resort environment. Judges said Galgorm demonstrated high standards, flawless service in a comfortable, quality resort, while both meeting and exceeding guest expectations.
This year The Gold Medal Awards had over 550 entries, across 33 categories as well as 200 site inspections so Galgorm was up against stiff competition.
General Manager of Galgorm Resort & Spa, Colin Johnston comments ‘We are extremely proud to be recognised as Ireland’s Best Four Star Resort in the Irish hospitality biggest industry award The Gold Medal Awards. It’s a huge accolade for all the staff to be honoured as achieving the highest standards and excellence in hospitality’.
Hot on the heels of winning Gin Bar of the Year 2018 at the Bar of the Year Awards, this is another accolade for the trophy cupboard at the Resort that has already scooped a number of high profile awards this year including:
- Global Luxury Spa of the Year at the World Luxury Hotel Awards (Dec 2017) one of 22 awards won in 2017
- Resort Spa of the Year for Western Europe and Scandinavia at the World Spa and Wellness Awards (Feb 2018)
- Host Venue for the 2018 World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards (July 2018). The first time the event has been held in the UK or Ireland.
- Best Luxury Hotel Restaurant (Northern Europe) for the River Room and Best Luxury Countryside Spa (UK)
Galgorm Resort & Spa continues to invest in both its product offering and staff with exciting times ahead as they embark on a number of new developments opening in 2019. More news to follow soon.
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Wins Ireland's Best Four Star
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is one of Ireland's finest luxury castle hotels. It is located in the heart of Connemara, Co. Galway and was also among the winners at the Gold Medal Awards taking home the title of Ireland's Best Four Star Hotel.