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Bishop’s Gate Hotel Named as AA Hotel of The Year 2018-19

(L-R) TV Presenter, Claudia Winkleman, who hosted the awards, is pictured with Ciaran O'Neill, Managing Director of Bishop's Gate, his wife Anne Marie, a representative from category sponsor, SKY, and Simon Numphud, Managing Director of Hotel & Hospitality Services, AA Hotel Services

Bishop’s Gate Hotel has scooped one of the main accolades in the UK hospitality sector, having been named as AA Hotel of the Year (Northern Ireland) 2018-19.

Bishop’s Gate Hotel opened its doors in March 2016. Within the hotel’s first year of trading, it exceeded both occupancy and business targets and continues to go from strength to strength, winning a raft of awards in the process.

Commenting on its most recent achievement Ciaran O’Neill, Managing Director of Bishop’s Gate says:

“Winning the AA Hotel of the Year (Northern Ireland) 2018-19 award is a massive achievement for an independently run boutique hotel and restaurant, which only opened its doors in 2016.  This award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK. It is awarded to hotels that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market. From the small boutique hotel to the most ambitious commercial ventures, hotels of every size and style are potential winners.”

Ciaran adds: “Bishop’s Gate has a commitment to excellence at its core, and our amazing team strive to exceed customer expectations at every occasion. This accolade shows that their dedication, enthusiasm and expertise is recognised and appreciated by visitors.”

Bishop’s Gate Hotel has been recognised for the excellent service it delivers via a series of prestigious awards since it opened its doors. It was selected as ‘Guest Accommodation Provider of the Year’ at the North West Business Awards; ‘Most Promising New Tourism Business’ at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards and ‘Hotel Reception Team of the Year 2018’ at the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation Hotel Receptionist of the Year Awards. The hotel also featured in The Irish Times ‘100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland’, and was voted ‘Hideaway of the Year’ in a Georgina Campbell hospitality guide.

Ciaran outlines the priorities for the team at Bishop’s Gate in the coming months: “Our reputation for excellence and high-quality service is well known, as is the ongoing work we undertake to ensure unrivalled levels of expertise. This is all an integral part of the Bishop’s Gate Hotel experience and the reason that our guests keep coming back.

“The Gown Restaurant is the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ but we offer a variety of different dining options with casual food served in the Wig Bar and private dining menus for both 7 London Street and The Northern Counties Ballroom, as well as Afternoon Tea in the Hervey Library. Delivering the best accommodation, food and service is our priority and we will continue to work tirelessly to provide experiences that exceed expectations.”

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