Finalists of The Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism unveiled
Marianne Hood, Chair of the Institute of Hospitality (NI Branch)
After much deliberation and anticipation, the finalists for this year’s Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism have been chosen. After two gruelling days of judging at Crowne Plaza Hotel, all the finalists have been notified and are now preparing for the gala awards, to take place in The Titanic Belfast on Friday, 17 May 2019, hosted by broadcaster Pamela Ballantine.
The Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism are the longest established hospitality awards in Northern Ireland and pay tribute to and recognise the achievements of many committed, passionate professionals in the hospitality industry throughout Northern Ireland.
Marianne Hood, Chair of the Institute of Hospitality (NI Branch) is overwhelmed by the number of people who entered this year. She says;
“We had a record number of high calibre industry professionals entering the awards this year, which made judging even more difficult for our independent panel of judges. Tourism and the hospitality industry are thriving and we undoubtedly have some world-class people working in world-class hotels, restaurants, bars and venues in Northern Ireland.
The Institute of Hospitality NI is delighted to be able to recognise and reward talented, dedicated professionals and the prestigious gala awards are always the highlight of the hospitality calendar.”
“We are also proud that this year’s final will also unveil new sponsors and we’re looking forward to hosting a special evening for all finalists to meet and celebrate their achievements in authentic Italian restaurant Gusto e’