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Receptionist of the Year 2010

18 April 2010

Photos are now online of the Gala Ball - just click HERE.

A video of the assessment day and finalists is available HERE.

The competition, in its seventh year, had a record entry of 77 contestants  from across the province. The competition is supported by industry stalwarts, Coca-Cola HBC NI through their Appletiser brand, Avvio and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.  Eugene McKeever, NIHF President, highlighted the importance of this partnership by saying “Without support of our industry partners and their on-going assistance we would not be able to introduce initiatives which improve skills and focus on best practice.“

Pete Snodden, Cool FM DJ, compered proceedings for a second year and entertained an expectant audience with his lively banter. The first category to be awarded was:

Hotel & Guesthouse Reception of the Year

sponsored by Northern Ireland Tourist Board:

WINNER: Culloden Estate & Spa. This five star establishment celebrated winning the trophy for the second year in a row.

Runner Up: City Hotel Derry

3rd Place: Westville Hotel, Enniskillen

Young Hotel & Guesthouse Receptionist of the Year

sponsored by Avvio

WINNER: Kieva Jewell, City Hotel Derry.

Hotel & Guesthouse Receptionist of the Year

sponsored by Appletiser:

WINNER: Melisa McConnell-Neill, Hilton Hotel, Belfast.

2nd Place: Gerard Kenna, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast.

3rd Place: Joanne Hall, Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick.

The sound of champagne corks and laughter with some raucous dancing brought one of the best nights in the industry to a climactic end!

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