the awards

Now in its 12th year, the National Hospitality Awards (NHA) have grown to hold a pre-eminent place within the hospitality industry in Ireland. With new categories added regularly, in order to keep pace with a changing industry, the NHA are a distinctive and handsome recognition of the efforts of the very best in the business.

The awards are judged by industry professionals, to a rigorous standard, and evidence that an establishment has really got it right, both front and back of house.

The National Hospitality Awards and Conference 2017 take place at the InterContinental Dublin on 16 October 2017.

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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, to be the best in their field. The presence of a winners plaque, inside and outside your establishment highlighting your achievements, will provide a vital differential from competition locally and nationally, and will increase footfall, and thereby revenue. Winning a NHA award can be highly motivating for staff, and will often involve an internal attempt to strive for better. WInning, naturally, brings further rewards, in terms of team recognition and pride in place of work, along with the proven benefits of something to show the public that you are the best at what you do.

categories

Best New Establishment

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Best Value Hotel

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Best Nightclub

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Best Sporting Pub

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Best Casual Dining

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Best Boutique Hotel

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Best Catering (General)

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Best Catering Supplier (Specialist)

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Best Wine List

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Best Traditional Pub

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Best Destination Hotel

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Best Dining Experience

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Best City Hotel

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Best Hotel Restaurant

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Best Customer Service

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Best Cocktail Bar

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Best Pub With Food

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Best Resort Hotel

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Best Catering Job

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Best Hotel Bar

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Best Pub

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Best Seafood Restaurant

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Best Business Hotel

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Best Drinks Supplier

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Best Overall Restaurant

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Best Overall Hotel

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Best Brand Hotel

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Best Wedding Venue (NEW)

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Best Conference Venue (NEW)

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Best Wine Bar (NEW)

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judging process

The National Hospitality Awards go through 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, some of whom change from year to year, others who have been part of the process since the beginning. 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 establishments on the shortlist are then visited and scored and a final decision reached.

conference

The most anticipated date in the calendar for the Irish hospitality industry – the National Hospitality Conference – is now into its 11th year and remains the hospitality and drinks industry’s leading event for information sharing and networking.

The conference provides attendees with insight and assessment of the latest trends and developments within the industry. The best hospitality operators in Ireland and beyond will be on hand to share their knowledge, experience and predictions for the future.

Date: Monday 16 October 2017

Location: InterContinental Hotel, Dublin

The conference takes places across half a day, with panel discussions and keynote speakers, and provides vital networking opportunities for the industry.

Each year, The National Hospitality Conference is a lively, fascinating and informative event. This year’s conference will address marketing, branding, operational expertise, innovations with the industry both globally and domestically, an understanding of key challenges, and recommendations for effective solutions.

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