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Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2008

hcaward.pngKilleen House Hotel, Killarney, was presented with one of the hospitality industry’s top awards at the 20th Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards tonight, when it beat stiff competition from hotels across the country to win the Gold Medal Award for Three Star Hotels, sponsored by Musgraves Foodservices.

Organised by Hotel & Catering Review, Ireland’s leading magazine for the hospitality industry, the Gold Medal Awards recognise and reward excellence within the hotel and catering industry. A total of 14 category awards were presented this year, honouring Ireland’s elite hotels, restaurants and caterers. (See Editor’s Notes for full list of award winners.)

Killeen House Hotel triumphed ahead of its peers in a tightly fought contest, beating three other finalists – the Castlecourt Hotel and Clew Bay Hotel, both in Westport, and Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co Limerick, to win the coveted award.

Michael and Geraldine Rosney, owners of Killeen House Hotel collected the Gold Medal Award, presented to them by Eoin McCormack, Foodservices Director, Musgraves Foodservices. ‘We are thrilled with this very prestigious award,’ said Michael Rosney, accepting the Gold Medal Award on behalf of the hotel, ‘and are delighted that the hard work and dedication of all our team at Killeen House Hotel has been recognised in this way.’

The Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards, which celebrate 20 years this year, are Ireland’s premier awards programme for the hospitality industry. The awards are decided by a jury of 11 significant industry professionals who travelled nearly 12,000kms around the country to judge this year’s awards, consuming over 215 meals in the process. From the 14 category winners, the supreme winner of the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award for Excellence was selected by judges. This year the top award was presented to The Merrion Hotel, Dublin. It is the only establishment to win the Gold Medal of Excellence twice in the Awards’ 20 year history.

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