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Housekeeping Teams on Cloud Nine

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Titanic Hotel Belfast

14th Mar 2023

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) celebrated the Housekeeping Team of the Year competition at Titanic Hotel Belfast on 8th March 2023. Recognising the diversity of the sector, the competition had four categories:  Hotels with under 50 Bedrooms; Hotels with under 100 Bedrooms; Hotels with under 150 Bedrooms and Hotels with 150 Bedrooms and above. Hosted by Barra Best, the event celebrated the winners and runners up, after another record breaking year of entries.

Hotels with under 50 Bedrooms

Winner: Killeavy Castle Estate (Newry)

Runner-up: The Harrison (Belfast)

Hotels with under 100 Bedrooms

Winner: The Merchant Hotel (Belfast)

Hotels with under 150 Bedrooms

Winner: Radisson Blu Belfast (Belfast)

Runner-Up: Titanic Hotel Belfast (Belfast)

Hotels with 150 Bedrooms and above

Winner: Leonardo Hotel Belfast

Runner-Up: AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast

Eddie McKeever, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) President, said: “The Federation is delighted to return to its full calendar of events in 2023. This presents an opportunity to raise the profile of the people and specific departments within the hotel industry.

“The housekeeping competition was launched over a decade ago and pre-pandemic it was one of our most popular events. Housekeeping has often been overlooked but really came into its own during COVID-19, when its role in the provision of safe and sanitised spaces for guests became a priority. The department underpins the running of a successful hotel and is an integral part of the bedroom revenue stream.  I would like to congratulate everyone who took part.

“This is another example of excellent collaboration, and I would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the competition: Bunzl Rafferty Guest Amenities and Linencare for their category support, Tourism Northern Ireland for supporting the overall competition and associate sponsors, Bath Fitter and King Koil. Industry partners not only assist with the staging of the competition but help raise awareness of the importance of housekeeping.”

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