Killyhevlintakes honours at hospitality awards
A venue in your area has taken honours at the 10thannual Licensed & Catering News (LCN) Gala Awards.
The Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel and Lodges was named Hotel ofthe Year (up to 75 rooms) at the event, which took place at The Europa Hotel inBelfast on June 7.
Around 450 guests from Northern Ireland’s hospitality andleisure sectors saw 19 awards distributed during the event, which was co-hostedby broadcasters Sarah Travers and Joe Lindsay.
The LCN Awards, first held in 2009, are designed toacknowledge and reward exceptional venues and personalities across the localhospitality trades. Entries are sought from hotels, restaurants, fast-foodoutlets, pubs, tourist attractions and others and judging is carried outindependently by mystery shopping specialists from Spotcheck NI.
Speaking after the event, the hotel’s general manager, DavidMorrison, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be awarded Hotel Of The Year 2019 at the prestigious LCNAwards It is a fantastic recognition for all our award winning team and istestament to our ongoing commitment to continuously improve our productoffering. As part of our growth plans,we are dedicated to providing all ourguests with an unrivalled experience in a fantastic lakeside location”.
And Bill Penton, publisher of LCN and awards organiser,said: ‘Once again this year, the response to the awards has been phenomenalwith more than 450 entries from across the entire spectrum of hospitality inNorthern Ireland. Standards have been consistently high as always and it’s aprivilege to be able to acknowledge and reward all these excellent examplesinnovation and hard work.’
Live entertainment during the event was provided by NIsinging sensation, Peter Corry, who brought elements of his current stage show,‘The Showman is Coming’ to the Europa.
Other awards distributed on the night included the covetedLCN Lifetime Achievement Award which, this year, went to hotel veteran, PatsyO’Kane from Derry-Londonderry, former owner and developer of the city’s iconicBeech Hill Hotel.