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the awards

The National Hospitality Awards are the pre-eminent pan industry awards for the Irish hospitality sector. The awards are open to operators working in the Irish hotel, restaurant, pub, bar, nightclub and contract catering sectors.

The National Hospitality Awards are a distinctive and prestigious recognition of the efforts of the very best in the business.

The awards are judged by industry professionals, to a rigorous standard, and winners are establishments that have really excelled in both front and back of house.

Entries for this year's National Hospitality Awards are now being accepted

why enter

There are demonstrable benefits to both entering and winning the National Hospitality Awards (NHA). By entering, establishments show their determination to achieve and succeed, and be acknowledged as the best in their field.

The presence of a winner’s plaque highlighting your achievements will distinguish your establishment from local and national competition, increasing footfall and revenue. Winning a National Hospitality Award is also highly motivating for staff, and will often kick-start an internal campaign to maintain a high level of service and strive to improve.

Entering the awards is also an opportunity for your team’s efforts to be recognised, encouraging pride in their place of work. Networking opportunities also abound for attendees and nominees of the event alike, as many leaders of the hospitality industry frequent the awards every year.

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judging process

Choosing the recipients of the National Hospitality Awards is a rigorous process, beginning with the creation of an in-house long-list based on the quality of applications received. This is sent to a team of external judges, which feature long-time adjudicators as well as new entrants. When the external judges have finished their deliberations, a short-list is drawn up and this is passed to the internal judges, who are members of the Hospitality Ireland team. The internal adjudicators visit the short-listed establishments, which are scored on a variety of elements, until a finalist has been decided.

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About Hospitality Ireland

Hospitality Ireland is the country’s leading industry magazine dedicated to the food service and on-trade drinks industry. The magazine is the key marketing platform for companies who wish to promote their products and services to a large industry audience.


For entry information or editorial enquiries about this year's National Hospitality Awards, contact:

[email protected] or call 01 236 5880 / 01 236 5823.