Hospitality Ireland Presents Round-Up Of Irish Hotel News

By Dave Simpson
Hospitality Ireland Presents Round-Up Of Irish Hotel News

Hospitality Ireland presents a round-up of Irish hotel news.

Roomex Launches Workforce Hotel Award

Roomex has launched a Workforce Hotel Award.

Roomex stated, "Roomex, the leading travel management platform for the mobile workforce, today announced the launch of the Roomex Workforce Hotel Award. The award is a recognition of hotels that offer additional amenities to serve the needs of the workforce traveller; from secured parking to early and late check-ins, to meal allocations; demonstrating their dedication and commitment to supporting workforce travel.

"Workforce travellers have unique needs. They build roads, construct powerlines and feed cities, carrying out project-based work that cannot be done from behind a desk. During the global pandemic, as leisure and corporate travel ground to a halt, many businesses had no choice but to keep their essential workers out in the field. The hotels recognized today, along with Roomex, helped find these travellers their home away from home throughout a period of fear and uncertainty.

"'Workforce travellers have a set of really unique needs, that not all hotels cater for,' says Keith Watson, VP Supply and Customer Success at Roomex. 'We wanted to recognize those that provide for this type of traveller, offering the best rates, facilities, and customer service.'


"Determined by Roomex workforce travel experts, the Workforce Hotel Award reflects the excellence in customer service, flexibility, and insight demonstrated by the best in the business. This year's winners include hotels from Premier Inn, Dalata, Jurys & Leonardo, Atlas, Best Western Hotels and more throughout Ireland, the UK, and Germany.

"'We are thrilled to have been recognized by Roomex,' says Patrice Lennon, Head of Sales and Marketing at Dalata Hotel Group. 'Our workforce customers are extremely important to us, and we pride ourselves on providing stress-free, comfortable stays to make them feel at home.'

"For more information about the Roomex Workforce Hotel Award visit

"About Roomex

"Supported by travel experts, Roomex is the leading travel and expense management platform for the mobile workforce who carry out project-based travel. Roomex helps you book, manage, pay and analyze all of your accommodation, rail and expenses in one place - saving both time and money. Founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2004, with offices in Boston, London, and Munich, Roomex has grown into a global business with customers including Ainscough, Imtech, Stonegate and LNT Group. To learn more visit"


Dalata Lights Up Winter Wonderland At CHI At Crumlin

Dalata Hotel Group has lit up a Winter Wonderland at CHI at Crumlin.

A statement announcing the news said, "The grounds of Ireland's largest paediatric hospital have been transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland to help spread some joy for the children who will be spending this Christmas away from home.

"Proudly supported by the Dalata Hotel Group, this year's Winter Wonderland is designed to bring festive cheer to the sick children and their families with the trees, lights and decorations visible from various wards and corridors inside CHI at Crumlin.

"Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan was on hand to flick the switch to illuminate the festive scenes in CHI at Crumlin on Friday December 3.

"Under the Dalata Digs Deep initiative, the company, which owns the Maldron Hotels and Clayton Hotels brands, have partnered with Children’s Health Foundation for over six years.


"During this time employee fundraising and corporate donations have totalled over €1.1 million to support child cancer research and the supply of medical equipment for the children’s wards.

"Des McCann from Dalata Hotel Group commented how everyone at the company is proud to raise funds and support the work of the Children's Health Foundation.

"He said, 'Dalata is really thrilled to sponsor the Winter Wonderland initiative, giving some joy to the patients and families who will be in hospital this Christmas.

"'While the main focus of our partnership and fundraising effort has been on improving health outcomes for children in the longer term, we are proud to help provide happier moments and memories at this special time of year.

"'Fundraising activities include the Great Dalata Cycle which this year saw employees cycle the full loop around the island of Ireland in one week. The efforts our colleagues all put into raising these much-needed funds is wonderful to see and we are looking forward to continuing this support into the future. It is also a great way for colleagues across all the hotels to work together for a worthy cause.'


"Meanwhile, Children's Health Foundation Corporate Executive Denis Maher paid tribute to the Dalata Hotel Group for raising €1.1 million, saying, 'Thank-you to our amazing supporters at Dalata Hotel Group for your continued support and generosity. The funds raised from this incredible partnership have helped us to continue to give every sick child the very best chance. This year, through the support of CHI at Crumlin's Winter Wonderland Experience, Dalata have given families who attend hospital with their child the chance to experience a little touch of comfort during what can be an incredibly hard time, particularly at Christmas. Thank you Dalata for helping us to help kids be kids this Christmas.'

"Dalata Digs Deep was launched in 2016. Across the group, funds have been raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK, Cancer Focus and Air Ambulance NI in Northern Ireland as well as Children's Health Foundation Crumlin. Funds raised from our partnership with Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin have also been invested in a substantive piece of research work in Neuroblastoma.

"For more information on the Dalata Hotel Group visit".

Trigon Hotels Launches Christmas Charity Drive

Trigon Hotels has launched a Christmas Drive.

A statement announcing the news said, "Trigon Hotels has joined forces with businesses across Cork as part of their 12 Days of Christmas charity drive. Starting on December 13th the hotel group, which includes the Metropole Hotel and the Cork International Hotel will be giving away a series of prizes. In order to enter they are asking people to donate €5 to the hotel’s charity partner, which is Cope and Ability@Work.

"Among the prizes are an annual pass to Blarney Castle, hotel stays at the Metropole and Cork International Hotel, a Christmas Wreath from To Have and To Hold Flowers and a Fota Wildlife Park annual pass.

"Sandra Murphy of Trigon Hotels said, 'This is the first time we have launched a 12 Days of Christmas charity drive. It is an opportunity for people to donate much needed funds to Cope and Ability@Work and also to win some amazing prizes while they do so. It really brings together the theme of Christmas being a time for giving.'

"To enter go to: Donations are €5 for one entry and people can enter as many times as they like over the 12 days. The prizes will be drawn at the end - when all names will be entered into the raffle.

"The 12 Days of Christmas giveaway:

"Day 1 Blarney Castle Annual Pass and dinner for two in the Met at the Metropole

"Day 2 Alpine Skate Trail pass for 2 adults and 2 children  and dinner for 2 adults and 2 children in the New Yorker at the Cork International Hotel

"Day 3 A Sock-Coop Gift Box with an overnight stay with breakfast at the Metropole Hotel

"Day 4 A Cork International Hotel 'Munch Box'  and a 'Family Date Night' overnight stay with dinner and cinema experience in the Cork International Hotel

"Day 5 A Metropole Hotel Christmas Hamper

"Day 6 Festive Afternoon Tea for two at the Cork International Hotel

"Day 7 Somas Candle Gift Box and Festive Afternoon Tea for two at the tearoom at the Metropole

"Day 8 A Fota family day pass with an overnight stay at the Cork International Hotel

"Day 9 A Christmas Wreath from To Have & To Hold Flowers and lunch for two at the Metropole Hotel

"Day 10  An overnight stay for two with dinner in the Cork International Hotel

"Day 11  A Metropole signature candle, a Corkidoodledoo print  with Cocktails, cheese & charcuterie board in the Snug at the Met

"Day 12  A Festive Afternoon Tea overnight stay at the Cork International Hotel".

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