Four properties owned by Hastings Hotels were the only properties in Northern Ireland to receive a 2020 CIE Merit Award at the CIE Tours International 30th Annual Awards of Excellence which took place recently at Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin.
The awards recognise Ireland’s leading hospitality ambassadors – the people and businesses who help put Irish tourism on the global stage. The Culloden Estate & Spa, Grand Central Hotel, Stormont Hotel and Europa Hotel were each honoured by Irish tour operator, CIE Tours International, for consistently exceeding the expectation of guests.
Now in existence for 87 years, CIE Tours International is the largest tour operator into Ireland and winners were chosen according to feedback from more than 25,000 visitors.
Elizabeth Crabill, CEO of CIE Tours International and CIE chairman, Fiona Ross, are pictured presenting the awards to Aileen Martin, sales director of Hastings Hotels; Stephen Meldrum, general manager of the Grand Central Hotel and Andy McNeill, general manager of the Stormont Hotel.