Ashling Hotel has been crowned Ireland’s best city hotel at the 2023 Irish Hotel Awards, held in Sligo.

Staff and teams at the landmark hotel received a total of eight nominations across a host of categories at the annual awards ceremony, which recognizes and rewards excellence in hospitality and services across Ireland.

The luxury four-star hotel, located in the heart of Dublin, lies in close proximity to Heuston Station and the Phoenix Park and numerous other landmarks in the capital.

Of the eight nominations the hotel received, they emerged winners in five categories, including:

  • City Hotel of the Year – Overall winner  
  • Maribel Tortajada Montesinos– Housekeeper of the Year - Overall winner  
  • Ciara Barry – Marketing Manager of the Year Leinster for the 2nd year  

Ashling Hotel Managing Director Ronan Walsh congratulated all award nominees from the Hotel and said they were honored to be chosen as Ireland’s city hotel of the year.  

He added that the hotel would be “striving to continue to improve their best-in-class hospitality experience for guests in the heart of Dublin through their renowned friendly and professional approach.” 

Mr. Walsh also paid tribute to all of the award nominees and staff at the hotel and guests who had supported them throughout the year.  

He said:  "I am humbled that the loyalty and professionalism continuously shown by our team are recognized by our peers. To one and all, I applaud you and thank you."

Following a record summer for bookings from both international and domestic tourists at hotel, the hotel has said it anticipates a busy run up to the end of 2023.  

The most recent award successes represent a further boost for the hotel, which has announced plans to begin significant refurbishment works, including a redesign on the ground floor, in January 2024. 

Last summer, the hotel invested €250,000 to add to and enhance the conference and meeting facilities, with 15 dedicated meeting/board rooms and larger conference rooms.

Speaking about further plans for the rest of 2023 and 2024, Mr. Walsh said:  "At the Ashling Hotel we are all excited and looking forward to many wonderful years ahead as we confirm the hotel as 'Your hotel in the city by the park.'”  

The hotel currently has a number of offers and packages suitable for those seeking city escapes in the run-up to Christmas on its website here.