Marlfield House Hotel in Wexford named as hotel of the year
Congratulations to all the winners.
The winners of the 2020 Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards, in association with AIB, were announced on Sunday with awards being handed out for a number of categories (the organisers have called them the 2020 awards so who are we to argue).
Georgina Campbell’s programme of anonymous assessment visits are a year-round process and winners of each category are nominated by an independent assessment team, according to the competition organisers.
The winner of the Hotel of the Year 2020 was the Marlfield House Hotel in Gorey, Wexford.
Judges described the hotel as "a magnificent example of sustainable development and a joy to visit."
Other highly commended hotels in the category included No. 1 Pery Square in Limerick and Castle Leslie Estate in Monaghan.
Speaking at the event, Georgina Campbell said: "We can marvel at the wave of talented, skilled and motivated young people who are laying down new foundations and safeguarding the future for the generations to come.
"It’s a challenging time to be in food and hospitality right now, but it’s also a very exciting time and, in the main, standards are increasing at every level from ground-breaking new restaurants to casual dining destinations, street food trucks, cafés and bars. So much so, in fact, that selecting the shortlists for these awards was an even more demanding task than usual."
David McCarthy, Head of Hospitality & Tourism at AIB said: “Our message to hospitality businesses in a time of uncertainty with increased competitiveness, mounting cost pressures and slower revenue growth, is that it is now more important than ever for SMEs to focus on sustainability from a social, environmental and economic perspective.”