Double Win for Lough Erne Resort at the 2013 Janus Awards

(06 Jun 2013)
The Northern Ireland Institute of Hospitality held its annual awards ceremony, the Janus Awards, recently honouring the talent of the Northern Ireland hotel and catering industry.  Lough Erne Resort in Co. Fermanagh, which will host the 2013 G8 Summit this June, was acknowledged as the resort’s general manager Ferghal Purcell was awarded Hotelier of the Year and Director of Golf and Head Professional Lynn McCool was awarded Business Development Manager of the Year. 
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Exclusive to Northern Ireland, The Janus Awards were established in 1995 and recognises individuals and companies which exemplify excellence to the hospitality and tourism industry at home while strengthening its reputation abroad.
Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality Northern Ireland Branch, Stephen Meldrum, MIH, praised all members in the industry for striving in the face of adversity by maintaining standards, sustaining growth and development and by advancing the reputation of Northern Ireland’s hospitality and tourism industry.
Ferghal Purcell, General Manager at the 5-star Lough Erne Resort won the prestigious award of Hotelier of the Year, fighting off stiff competition from Paula Collins at the Hilton Templepatrick, Jan Hanak at Radisson Blu & Park Inn Hotels and Yvonne Smith at Galgorm Resort and Spa.
Ferghal has been General Manager at the Resort for over 18 months and is set to host eight of the world’s leaders at the hotel for the G8 Summit this June. Speaking at the awards, Ferghal commented “I am delighted with the Hotelier of the Year award as well as the recognition the teams’ hard work at Lough Erne Resort over the last year or so. I would especially like to thank all the staff at the resort for their ongoing support, loyalty and dedication to their work.”

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Lynn McCool, a familiar face of the world of golf, won the prestigious Business Development Manager of the Year award. Lynn’s passion has always been for golf and with a natural flair for business; she has succeeded in developing further opportunities for Lough Erne Resort at every chance. 
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