Select Hotel Group’s Downhill House Hotel Strikes Gold as the best 3 Star hotel in Ireland, as awarded by the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2012.
The Downhill House Hotel brought gold home to Ballina, winning one of the most prestigious awards in Irish hospitality - the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award for Best Three Star in Ireland, sponsored by Tourism Ireland.
Celebrating 78 years in business this year; 2012 which in itself is an amazing achievement, the Downhill House Hotel was awarded the coveted title in Dublin’s Burlington Hotel on Tuesday night (25th September).
Run by leading hospitality industry magazine, Hotel & Catering Review, and judged by an independent jury of experienced hospitality practitioners, the Gold Medal Awards are widely regarded as the most prestigious and coveted awards in the business.
A total of 17 category awards were presented at this year's blacktie ceremony, which was attended by over 400 leading hoteliers, restaurateurs and caterers from across Ireland.
Sarah Grennan, editor of Hotel & Catering Review and chairperson of the Gold Medal Awards Jury, explains why Downhill House Hotel impressed the Gold Medal judges: ‘This family-run hotel is one of the gems of the Irish hotel industry. Operated by three generations of the Moylett family,the hotel is a standard-bearer for great Irish hospitality, providing a warm and welcoming service to locals and visitors to Ballina.
We last selected Downhill House Hotel as a finalist in 2010 and we were delighted to see the team go one step further this year and win the title. It is a win that is richly deserved. ’Running for 24 years, the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards are intensely competitive, drawing entries from hundreds of hotel, restaurant, guesthouse, club, spa and catering businesses every year.
Each entrant is rigorously assessed by members of the Gold Medal Awards Jury who travelled over 20,000 kilometres across the island this summer to search for the Ireland’s greatest purveyors of hospitality.
The Moylett Family, Management & Staff are delighted with this award. Rachael Moylett, Director of Sales & Marketing says 'We are thrilled with the award, not only for our long standing members of staff, our customers and businesses that have supported the Downhill House Hotel down through the years. The Downhill House Hotel is a third generation family run and managed hotel, and offers a warm Irish welcome to all its guests, so unique in the current climate of corporate chains and sterile hotels."
So well done us and now its up to you to Come and see what the Downhill House Hotel and Ballina has to offer!!