About Us

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation is the representative body for hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation providers in Northern Ireland.

The hospitality industry in Northern Ireland has had a collective body since 1922 with the Federation being incorporated in 1999 to specifically focus on the accommodation sector. The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation is a not-for-profit limited company representing the hotel and guesthouse sectors in Northern Ireland; it's main roles are identifying and reviewing issues affecting the hospitality industry and lobbying governments and the NI Assembly on the economic and employment opportunities of tourism. Developing services for the benefit of the industry, the Federation actively works in partnership with others to create the right conditions for tourism.

The Federation contributes to the premier all-Ireland accommodation guide Be Our Guest produced by the Irish Hotels Federation and offers preferential entry rates to members. Further information may be obtained from the official website: www.irelandhotels.com

The Federation operates from a dedicated office in Belfast and is managed by a Board of Directors drawn from across the industry. The office is run by three permanent staff members:

Janice Gault, Chief Executive
John Stuart, Office Director
Anna Toriola, Membership Support Officer


The current President of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation is Ciaran O'Neill from Bishop's Gate Hotel in Derry-Londonderry.

Board of Directors

The current Board of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation is made up of the following industry professionals:

Ciaran O'Neill, President, Bishop's Gate Hotel
Gavin Carroll, Vice-President, Merchant Hotel, Belfast
Mark Walker, Hon. Treasurer, Hilton Hotels
George Graham, Roe Park Resort, Limavady
Colin Johnston, Galgorm Resort & Spa
Cian Landers, The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast
Terry McCartney, Belmore Court & Motel, Enniskillen
Vicky Green, Andras House Hotel Group
Stephen Meldrum, Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle
Eddie McKeever, McKeever Hotel Group
Stephen Redden, Clayton Hotel Belfast 
Avril Robson, Corick House Hotel

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