1 December 2023

Housekeeping Awards

Now in its 13th year, this event is about recognising and rewarding your team; giving them the thanks they deserve! It is an exciting, fun competition with interactive tasks and some great team building.

The competition takes place in teams of two across the four categories noted.

  1. Under 50 rooms
  2. 50-99 rooms
  3. 100-149 rooms
  4. 150 rooms and over

All entrants are required to attend the assessment day on 24th January. It is completely free to enter and take part. The assessment day will be run in two equal-sized groups so your actual assessment time will depend on the number of entrants. You can specify a preference when applying.

Following the assessment day, a shortlist of the top teams will be drawn up and announced on our website. Each finalist hotel will then receive a visit from a professional housekeeping inspector. This inspector will score the cleanliness of bedrooms and public areas. This score, combined with the team scores, will be used to determine the winners.

Teams interested in taking part should complete the short online form available at nihf.co.uk by Friday 12th January.

The Assessment Day will run as follows:

Assessment Day
Wednesday 24th January 2024
at 9.30 am or 1.00 pm
Room2 Hometel

This year’s assessment day will take place in the new Room2 Hometel in the centre of Belfast. The hotels is a two-minute walk from the City Hall at 32-36 Queen St, Belfast BT1 6EE. You will receive confirmation of your assessment time after entry.

Entries must be made by Friday 12th January 2024.

The winning teams will be announced at a special Awards Dinner on Wednesday 28th February in the La Mon Hotel. This glittering evening will include a drinks reception, 3-course dinner with wine and a DJ into the small hours.

All finalist teams will receive two free tickets to this dinner and all hotels are encouraged to come along in support of their staff and colleagues. Additional tickets will be sold at £70 plus VAT each or £55 plus VAT each for 6 or more.

The Housekeeping Awards are supported by Tourism Northern Ireland, Bunzl Rafferty Guest Amenities, Linencare, Bath Fitter and King Koil Beds.

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