Award winning chef Noel Enright.

The Lake Hotel wins major awards

A Munster hotel took home three prestigious titles from the Irish Hotel awards recently. Following an in-depth inspection earlier this year, family-run The Lake Hotel, Killarney was named Ireland’s Best Four Star Hotel and, the renowned title of Ireland’s Best Chef was presented to the hotel’s Executive Chef, Noel Enright.

In keeping with its reputation for culinary excellence, The Lake Hotel also received the award for Ireland’s Fine Dining Experience.

Having received both regional and national titles in the above categories, the hotel was also awarded Munster’s Best Gourmet Getaway, totalling seven accolades received by the hotel.

Sales and Marketing Manager, Sheila O’Callaghan commented: “We are extremely proud of our team. To be recognised for excellence across so many categories is a fantastic achievement and to take three overall titles is phenomenal. These awards are a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our outstanding team.”

The Irish Hotel awards celebrate the amazing commitment and dedication of the hospitality industry in Ireland to providing simply outstanding guest experiences. The awards ceremony was held in Athlone recently where close to 400 people, from every sector of the hospitality industry, celebrated the best of the best.

Shane Smith, Director of NI Media, who runs the Irish Hotel Awards said: “Thankfully, the industry is getting back on its feet. This is great news for the sector and the standards that are being met are simply outstanding.”

To be named Ireland’s Best Four Star Hotel recognises all areas of the guest experience from check in to departure and all the services provided in between, an accolade that commends the efforts of every department within the hotel. The Lake Hotel is owned and operated by Huggard brothers, Tony, Niall, Colman and Joe. The Lake Hotel has been in the Huggard family name for over 100 years, a long tradition of warm Irish hospitality awaits.

For more on Ireland’s newly awarded Best Four Star Hotel visit, telephone 064-6631035 or email