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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:

Meet the Team

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:

Board of Directors

Stephen Meldrum
Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
Hon. Treasurer
Mark Walker
Hilton Hotels
Gavin Carroll
Merchant Hotel, Belfast
Ciaran O’Neill
Bishop’s Gate Hotel

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