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Our Video Oscar Award Winners - Full List
21 October 2016
The stakes were high and the standard of style was even higher at the recent Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels Gala Dinner & Video Oscar Awards held at the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells Co. Meath.
It was also a special year for the group that comprises 55 hotels as it was the 30th anniversary since it was set up. The Gala night was a testament to each hotel that has been a member over the years.
Our Video Oscar Award Winners for 2016 were:
It’s a Dog’s Life!
Lough Inagh wins “Best Comedy” video award with its pet friendly message
The 4 Star Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel, Recess, Connemara, Co.Galway has scooped an industry award for a “Best Comedy” video showing its pet friendly credentials. With the main characters played by canines it portrays all the comforts that dogs – and their owners – can enjoy at the hotel. The award was presented to Lough Inagh’s Maire O Connor and Dominic O' Morain (proprietors) by RTE presenter and radio personality Ryan Tubridy.
Headfort Arms Hotel wins “Best Actor / Actress” video award
The Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co. Meath has won a prestigious industry award in the category of “Best Actor / Actress” video.
Designed to promote the many facilities at a hotel that caters for holiday and weekend stays, weddings and much more besides, the hotel imaginatively tells its story through Shay & Claudia and the unfolding narrative of their “romance” from first date and weekend away to their wedding. All this is told to the soundtrack of music that’s lip synced by other Headfort Arms staff, several of whom have walk-on parts. The overall effect is fun and engaging. The award was presented to the Headfort Arms’ Vincent Duff and Olivia Duff by RTE presenter and radio personality Ryan Tubridy.
Knockranny House Hotel and Spa wins “Most Romantic” video award
The 4 Star Knockranny House Hotel & Spa in Westport, Co. Mayo has won a prestigious industry award in the category of “Most Romantic” video.
A combination of swooping exterior shots that shows the landscape around the hotel to glorious effect, interior images that draw you immediately into the luxury of Knockranny, mouthwatering food, warming fires and pampering relaxation all convey the message of “escape from it all for a break that suits the mood you’re in”. The award was presented to Knockranny’s Geraldine Noonan and Suzanne O’Brien by RTE presenter and radio personality Ryan Tubridy.
Lough Rynn Castle Hotel Voted Most Popular Manor House Hotel Video
The 4 Star Lough Rynn Castle hotel in Mohill, Co. Leitrim has been voted Most Popular Manor House Hotel 2016 according to a Facebook poll of Likes, Comments and Shares that saw it beat off stiff competition from Ballyseede Castle, Tralee, Co. Kerry and Knockranny House Hotel & Spa, Westport, Co. Mayo.
Ruth Conlon, Lough Rynn Castle Hotel said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this award. It’s even more special to us because of the direct engagement of clients and friends on Facebook who wanted us to win. It’s a great recognition of the team effort that goes into running the hotel. Excellence doesn’t happen by chance and it’s a collective effort that makes a visit or stay at our hotel so special for so many people.”
Double Win For Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel as it's Voted Overall Most Popular Hotel Video & Most Popular Irish Country Hotel Video 2016
The 4 Star Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick is celebrating a double win after being voted the Most Popular Hotel 2016 and Most Popular Irish Country Hotel 2016 according to a Facebook poll of Likes, Comments and Shares where it gained more votes than any other property within the Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels organisation which comprises 55 member hotels on the island of Ireland and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Mary Fitzgerald, Chairperson of Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels and proprietor, Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel said: “What an accolade! The two awards mean so much to both myself and the team behind Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel. Knowing that it’s people who’ve stayed or visited with us who helped us top the poll is even more rewarding. Like all other member hotels our dedication is to providing the warmest, most hospitable welcome in an atmosphere of great comfort, fine food and ultimate relaxation.”
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