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IHI Hospitality Management Awards 2023 Nominations
Now in its 26th year the IHI Hospitality Management Awards (HMAs) continues to retain its uniqueness in that nominations are made by industry peers, IHI Members (FIHI & MIHI), and are solely in recognition of the nominee in their role. By nominating, you recognize and acknowledge the valuable individual contribution of the nominee to their team, business, and the broader industry. Across 14 award categories, 42 Judges will independently pre-screen nominations and score within their allocated category. A total of 3-5 top-scoring nominees within a category will then go forward to a comprehensive interview conducted in person by a panel of three Judges. It's important to remember that participation in the nomination process should be considered a learning experience for the nominee. The winner of each category will be announced at the Founders Evening & Hospitality Management Awards on November 23rd at the Clayton Burlington Road.Read more
20th June 2023
Employer Branding Best Practices in Irish Hotels
Dr Donagh Davern CPA FIHI , Lecturer at Munster Technological University discussed the importance of an employer brand, knowing what generations want from their employer and the need to be innovative when it comes to recruitment and retention.Watch
27th April 2023
IHI President's Dinner 2023
IHI Members and guests enjoyed an extraordinary evening at the luxurious Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel for our President's Dinner honouring our 29th President Brian Bowler. Attendees began their evening sipping cocktails sponsored by Boatyard Distillery in the stunning Gold Salon. The evening's spectacular five-course menu was perfectly paired 🍷🥂with wines sponsored by our business partners Classic Drinks. We hope all enjoyed the evening.
5th & 6th March 2023
The 2023 IHI National Business Management Game
In March, the IHI hosted the 38th National Business Management Game. Participating colleges included; TU Dublin, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Galway International Hotel School -ATU and Dundalk IT. The game tests participating teams on their business acumen & management skills. This year's game was held at the Galmont Hotel & Spa. After two very intense & exciting days of competition, a group of 5 students from Shannon College of Hotel Management were declared the outright winners. Rachel O'Connell captained the winning team & teammates included Sam Downey, Jamie Carton, Sherine Woodcock & Bruno Pineda Ballester.
23rd February 2023
IN CONVERSATION WITH GRAHAM ROWNTREE USING CULTURE TO NURTURE A PROFESSIONAL PASSION
IHI President Brian Bowler was joined by Munster Rugby Head Coach Graham Rowntree for our Munster Chapter Networking Event. Graham was an absolute gentleman and so generous with his time. He gave attendees some wonderful insights on team building, leadership and culture. The future of Munster Rugby is certainly in safe hands.
24th November 2022
IHI Founder's Evening & Hospitality Management Awards 2022
Over 500 industry Hospitality & Tourism professionals gathered at the IHI Founder’s Evening & Hospitality Management Awards to celebrate 59 finalists and exceptional winners across 13 categories. The annual IHI Hospitality Management Awards are a recognition of the nominated person in their role, their capability, technical skills, innovation, passion and their ability to demonstrate continuous professional development.Watch
30th June 2022
Leinster District Summer BBQ
BBQ season was well underway when we hosted our Leinster District Summer BBQ at the Radisson Blu Dublin. IHI Members joined for a gorgeous evening with a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues while enjoying delicious food and drinks.
23rd June 2022
Streamlining operations whilst keeping it personal
Your guests love the personal touches at your hotel. They really do. It’s what makes a stay special. But we know how easy it is to let things slip when you’re busy and understaffed. The IHI teamed up with Vamoos to talk about Streamlining operations whilst keeping it personal. Speakers including Tony Walker, GM Slieve Russell Hotel, Olivia Cannon from County Monaghan’s Castle Leslie Estate and Alisdair Luxmoore, Founder & Chief Executive Officer @Vamoos joined IHI President Brian Bowler to discuss what you need to know to effectively balance your operations and guarantee personal touches don't go missing.Watch
28th April 2022
Revenue Optimisation in 2022 Webinar
IHI, in partnership with IDEAS hosted a revenue optimisation webinar chaired by President Brian Bowler on Thursday, 28th April. Brian spoke to a panel of hospitality revenue experts.Watch
7th April 2022
Connaught Chapter Launch
In March we held our Connaught Chapter Launch at the Hyde Hotel in Galway. It was great to meet so many new members and to reconnect with those we had not seen for a while. A very special thanks to our Connaught Committee, our guest panel who included, Andy Friend, Head Coach Connacht Rugby, Eveanna Ryan, Group Marketing & Innovation Manager at Connacht Hospitality and Kevin McGinley, Operations Director, Aramark Northern Europe.
9th March 2022
'Diversity & Inclusion; Belonging and why it matters in a Disrupted World' with guest speaker Margot Slattery
Margot shares the importance of promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace as an aspect of good management and how to reap the benefits of a diverse workforce.Watch
1st February 2022
"Building a Healthy Work Culture: Understanding what is Impacting Your Wellbeing at Work"
"Building a Healthy Work Culture: Understanding what is Impacting Your Wellbeing at Work" with guest speaker Fania Stoney.Watch
25th November 2021
IHI Hospitality & Tourism Professionals Day 2021
Guest speakers: Duncan O'Rourke, CEO Northern Europe at Accor covers Future-Proofing: Initiatives to Combat the Labour Shortages and Bill Walshe, CEO Viceroy Hotel Group shares The Importance of Brand Pride within the Hospitality & Tourism Industry. Each webinar is followed by a Q&A chaired by President Brian Bowler FIHI and Aaron Mansworth FIHI.Watch
"Greening-Up for a Sustainable Future"
Guest speaker Raquel Noboa MIHI, Founder & CEO of Fifty Shades Greener shares how going green can benefit your business. Supported by out Business Partners FREE NOW.Watch
Staffing challenges in the wake of COVID-19: Talent management strategies and practices.
Wrapping up the summer season, we kicked off the Autumn 2021 series with "Staffing Challenges in the wake of COVID-19: Talent management strategies and practices", with guest speakers Dr Stefan Jooss, Cork University Business School, UCC & Dr Ralf Burbach, School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, TU Dublin.Watch
11.00 am, 27th May 2021
Hospitality from an International Perspective with STR
View our webinar with guest panelists from across the globe but with Irish roots who shared with us great insight into how they are finding the recovery and re-opening process, the challenges they have faced, what changes they have made and what they have embraced. Our panelists include: Brian Gleeson - GM Radisson Hotel Group Moscow, Mark O Sullivan - Area GM Minor Hotels Bangkok, Matthew Mullan - Cluster GM Hilton Abu Dhabi, Damien O'Riordan - GM Ritz Carlton Sarasota, Florida and Sarah Duignan - STRWatch
6th May 2021
FDI in Ireland, IDA’s New Strategy & Economic Outlook with guest speaker Martin Shanahan
IHI President Oonagh Cremins FIHI was joined by Martin Shanahan FIHI, CEO of IDA Ireland. Martin spoke to Oonagh about FDI in Ireland and IDA’s new strategy and economic outlook.Watch
08 March 2021
The Pillars of a Hospitality & Tourism Career
This year we welcomed four guest speakers from across the industry; Catherine Toolan, MD Diageo Irish Brand Homes, Aaron Mansworth, MD, Trigon Hotels Hotels, Helena Rowe Bradley, eCommerce Team Lead, Net Affinity and Jennifer O'Neill Assistant Sales Director, The Marker Hotel.Watch
Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 3 - Bobby Kerr
As a former co-owner & Chairman/CEO of Insomnia Coffee Company, Bobby is no stranger to challenges. Bobby shares his thoughts on how to steer your business through the current environment and remain motivated.Watch
Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 2 - Elbha Purcell
Elbha Purcell M.I.N.D.I is Head of Dietetics & Wellbeing for Aramark Northern Europe. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh in 2001. She went on to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2003. Elbha has over 18 years’ experience as a registered dietitian, she holds memberships for the UK Health Professional Council; British Dietetic Association; the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute; and CORU. As Head of Dietetics & Wellbeing for Northern Europe, Elbha leads a team responsible for the provision of dietetic support to all healthcare units across Ireland and the UK, along with the creation and delivery of health and wellness programmes across the region.Watch
Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 1 - Dani Sheil
Dani is a personal development coach, mindfulness and yoga teacher and Reiki Master. After graduating from Shannon College of Hotel Management in 1993, Dani worked in Hotel management and is very aware of the importance of finding healthy methods to manage anxiety and stress. Her exploration of wellbeing spans 20 years and 4 continents. She has been working since 2001 to inspire people to find direction and clarity in order to live a purposeful, harmonious and joyous life.Watch
18th February 2021
A Fireside Chat with John Brennan FIHI, Chairman, Armaris Hospitality
John is non-Executive Chairman of leading hotel investment and management group, Amaris Hospitality. He is also Founder and Managing Director of Cloudbrook Partners, a boutique investment and advisory firm that provides advice to investors in the hospitality sector.Watch
14th January 2021
"Leaning into 2021" 14th January 10.30AM
Tom Mc Dermott is the Managing Director of Agility Hospitality who help Hospitality businesses adopt a "continuous improvement" culture using "LEAN Six Sigma" tools & principals. Before establishing Agility Hospitality, Tom worked Internationally for Starwood, Cunard, Radisson and subsequently Hilton where he led their “continuous improvement” programme called “Operational Excellence” in EMEA. Tom promotes the adoption of the “bottom up” approach to “continuous improvement” by involving front-line team-members to create sustainable win-win solutions for the guest, team-member, and owner.Watch
“Leading Your HR Strategy in the Hospitality Industry in Challenging Times”
On Wednesday, 11th March we held a breakfast seminar “Leading Your HR Strategy in the Hospitality Industry in Challenging Times”, in The Mayson Dublin, with guest speaker Caroline McEnery, Managing Director, The HR Suite. The focus was on managing HR strategies in challenging times and topical areas including the Coronavirus.
IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game
Congratulations to the IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game 2020 Winners, TU Dublin School of Hospitality Management & Tourism. The game was held on March 1st & 2nd at the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport. The Game was followed by another successful Student Seminar. Amie Kinsella, Charbel Yazbeck, Sarah Kenny, Dylan Leon and Ina Bivol.
The President's Dinner honoring Matthias Muller took place on Friday, April 12th at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Thank you to all who attended this very special evening.
2019 IHI Founders Banquet and Hospitality Management Awards
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S IHI HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AWARD WINNERS AND FELLOWS HONOURED AT OUR ANNUAL FOUNDER’S BANQUET On Thursday 28th November we welcomed over 500 industry colleagues to our annual IHI Founder’s Banquet and Hospitality Management Awards where we celebrated the invaluable contributions of four new enrolled fellows and honoured excellence with exceptional winners across 13 categories. Rewarded in recognition in their role, their capability, technical skills and their ability to demonstrate continuous professional development coupled with the energy and innovation they bring to their role. Click on the link below for full list of winners.…
Netaffinity Podcast Series
Our Patron partners, Netaffinity are presenting a series of webinars and relevant content which is available on their website. The site also includes a section with their new podcast series, which we will be updated weekly and new episodes will also be available every week.Learn More
Lessons from Top to the World Breakfast Seminar
On Thursday,17th October 2019, the IHI held a Breakfast Seminar with guest speaker John Burk, MD Armada Hotel, at Shannon College of Hotel Management. It was a great opportunity to meet and network with industry colleagues and the next generation of young managers in our industry.
2019 IHI Annual Conference
The IHI Annual Conference, Think Different took place on Friday, May 17th at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin. Thank you to all who attended.
Fellows & Patrons Evening
Our Fellows & Patrons evening was held on November 3rd at Dromoland Castle. It was an exceptional evening with delicious food and absolutely superb service.
Oonagh Cremins is elected President of the IHI
On Friday, May 17th, outgoing President Matthias Muller FIHI, handed over the Presidential Chain of Office to incoming President Oonagh Cremins. As well as becoming the IHI President Oonagh also received Fellowship of the Insitute.
GPTW Breakfast Seminar - Dublin
On May 30th, we were delighted to partner with the Great Place to Work Institute who have been working with organisations around the globe helping build Great workplace cultures.
The IHI were delighted to partner with the Great Place to Work Institute who shared best practices from Ireland's best workplace hotels. The seminar was held on the 2nd of May at the Cork International Hotel.
Mid Summer's Evening
Thank you to all who joined us at The InterContinental Hotel, Dublin on Friday, 21st June. We had a fantastic evening at the fabulous Ice Bar.
IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game 2019
The IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game took place on March 3rd and 4th at the Clayton Dublin Airport Hotel. It was an extremely successful event with seven teams competing. Congratulations to the team from Dundalk IT, who included Andrew Reddan, Erin O’Kane, Niall Fretwell and Nicole Murphy.
IHI Summer in the City BBQ
A very special thank you as well to all who joined us for our City Summer BBQ at the beautifully scenic Clubhouse at Luttrellstown Castle and a special thanks to Ivan King and his team, Hugh Murray, Classic Drinks and Brendan Cullinan, Stafford Lynch (San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna . The sun was shining and we could not have asked for a better evening. We hope you all enjoyed it as well!
2018 Fellows Meeting Grangegoreman
A very special thank you to DIT Grangegorman Campus for hosting the IHI College of Fellows Meeting on September 10th.
IHI Annual Conference 2017
The IHI held its Annual Conference at The Guinness Storehouse with keynote speaker Joe Schmidt - Head Coach of the Ireland Rugby Team