We are thrilled to have won the Award for Outstanding Contribution to NI Tourism at the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards on Friday 20th October 2017 in the Slieve Donard Resort, County Down. Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges was recognised for the extensive contribution we have made to the promotion of tourism in the Fermanagh Lakelands, particularly over the last four decades when owned by the Watson family. We continue to expand and enhance our operations, most recently with another 14 lakeside lodges costing almost £1.5 million.
Commenting on receiving the Award for Outstanding Contribution to NI Tourism 2017, Director Leigh Watson:
We are delighted to have received such a prestigious accolade, which recognises the hard work and extensive developments we have undertaken in recent years. As a family run hotel for over 40 years, excellence in customer service is always at the forefront of our decisions here at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel. All of our recent developments have been completed with the goal of providing the highest quality service possible to all of our valued guests.
We endeavour to ensure our guests have an outstanding experience throughout their visit to our hotel, from the minute they walk through the door, until they step into their car and begin their journey home.We recognise the importance of our staff as being critical to ensuring every visit is enjoyable and memorable and are proudly known by guests as the hotel with "the staff with a smile".
In particular, this year has been a highly successful year of growth for Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel, with our most exciting development of 2017 being our 14 brand new Lakeside Lodges. Recognising our customers need fora more modern self-catering accommodation experience in the Fermanagh Lakelands, we invested in excess of £1.4 million developing our Lakeside Lodges. Our pride for our location in The Fermanagh Lakelands shines through in the Lakeside Lodges, which are decorated with photography taken from the Enniskillen Archives to ensure our guests gain an authentic Fermanagh Lakelands experience throughout their stay with us.
Well established in our local community we take great pride in our location within the beautiful Fermanagh Lakelands and strive to support a wide variety of local events to encourage tourism, most recently including Fermanagh Restaurant Week.