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03rd Oct 2017

Irish hotel wins leading accolade at World Travel Awards

It saw off some stiff competition too.

Darragh Berry

Have you ever been lucky enough to stay here?

Sandymount Hotel, renowned as Dublin’s largest family-run hotel has been voted Europe’s Leading Green Hotel 2017 at the World Travel Awards.

Competing against top hotels across Europe, Sandymount Hotel saw off competition from the IceHotel in Sweden, Vila Vita Parc in Portugal and Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Cannes to name but a few.

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The awards are recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

Speaking at the after-party, held at the luxurious 5-star hotel Astoria St Petersburg, John and Gerard Loughran, Directors of Sandymount Hotel said: “What a privilege it is to win the title of Europe’s Leading Green Hotel 2017. Over the past four years, the team at Sandymount Hotel have been part of a great transition.

“We have invested heavily in installing measures throughout the hotel to make it more environmentally friendly and we are continuously finding ways to progress. We would like to give special thanks to everyone who voted for us to win this prestigious award.”

In 2013, Sandymount Hotel took an eco-friendly and sustainable approach to achieve a greener, cleaner hotel by managing its costs and reducing both its energy and water consumption.

As part of the waste prevention system, the Loughran family and green team members have reduced, reused and recycled and now has 97% of the hotels waste recycled or recovered.