Mount Juliet Estate named AA Hotel of the Year 2020
"This award comes at a time when hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs across the country are facing an enormous challenge."
Mount Juliet Estate has been named as the AA Hotel of the Year 2020.
The five-star Kilkenny hotel clinched the prestigious hospitality prize, with judges taking into account a number of areas such as service, cuisine, cleanliness as well as a drive to improve the experience for their customers year-on-year.
In choosing Mount Juliet Estate, the AA Ireland Hospitality Services team highlighted the dedication the hotel demonstrated in showcasing the best local products and food the region had to offer.
It also praised the exceptional service and the warm welcome the hotel had for all of its guests.
The AA uses highly trained and experienced inspectors to personally visit every AA accredited hotel for an overnight stay and must demonstrate excellence over time in order to be considered for an aware.
"Mount Juliet Estate is not only one of Ireland’s finest hotels, but is renowned the world over for the warm welcome and stunning experience it provides to both Irish holiday-goers and overseas tourists," said Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs.
"This award comes at a time when hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs across the country are facing an enormous challenge, but we know that while much is changing in the world around us, Mount Juliet Estate will continue to be a jewel in the crown of the Irish hospitality sector.
“Winning our Hotel of the Year Award is no easy task, and is the result of years of hard work by GM Mark Dunne and his entire team. With each passing year, Mount Juliet Estate goes from strength-to-strength so not only are we proud to name the property our Hotel of the Year but we also look forward to see what the future holds.”
Other major winners at the AA awards included:
- AA Guest Accommodation of the Year: Ghan House, Carlingford, Louth.
- AA Courtesy & Care Award: Mulranny Park Hotel, Westport, Mayo.
Main image via Mount Juliet Estate