Powerscourt has won AA Hotel of the Year

L-R Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs at The AA, General Manager of Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, and Director of Sales and Marketing at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Deirdre O'Brien

Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa has won the AA Hotel of the Year award, marking a real triumph for a hotel that’s been on a transformative journey since changing ownership in 2013. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, presented the accolade to General Manager David Webster in a ceremony held in… Continue reading Powerscourt has won AA Hotel of the Year

Fuel prices continue to impact domestic tourism

The crippling amount of tax attached to motor fuel prices is having a profound impact on domestic tourism, claim AA Hospitality Services. AA Hospitality Services, who tour the country inspecting and grading Hotels, Gueshouses and B&Bs, recently quizzed thousands of motorists on how pump prices are likely affect their leisure travel in the year ahead.… Continue reading Fuel prices continue to impact domestic tourism

The secret to a great hotel stay

Pól Ó Conghaile of the Irish Independent, Travel TV, recently asked Ireland’s top hotel reviewers, among them one of our AA Hotel Inspectors, what makes a great place to stay… and it has surprisingly little to do with star ratings. Click HERE to watch the clip About AA Hotels: Uncovering excellence is the mainstay of Hospitality at the AA.  After… Continue reading The secret to a great hotel stay

Egg-cellent Adventures

Words by Esther O’Moore Donohoe The Easter midterm break is an egg-cellent opportunity to egg-scape the daily routine and enjoy quality time with family and friends. Sometimes a short break away is egg-actly what’s needed and there are some egg-tremely good hotel specials on offer this Easter countrywide. Luckily for you, we’ve done all the hard… Continue reading Egg-cellent Adventures

Word to your Mother’s Day

Words by Esther O’Moore Donohoe They send us texts written entirely in block capitals. They know how to work the scanner on the printer and can tag you in 800 new photos on Facebook in seconds flat. They are the only people who can get knots out of necklaces and can pack a dishwasher like… Continue reading Word to your Mother’s Day

AA Hotel of the Year goes to Douglas’s Maryborough Hotel & Spa wins

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe, today presented the team of the AA 4 Star, Maryborough Hotel and Spa with the ultimate accolade of ‘AA Ireland Hotel of the Year 2014-2015.’ The award is the most prestigious of its kind in the Irish Hospitality Industry and enormous consideration goes into the selection of… Continue reading AA Hotel of the Year goes to Douglas’s Maryborough Hotel & Spa wins

Who are the top tippers in Ireland?

Read our latest press release below which we issued in conjunction with Amárach Research: Munster and Dublin residents are the best tippers in Ireland and Connacht/Ulster residents the worst new research published today by Amárach Research in conjunction with AA Hospitality Services suggest.   During Amárach’s poll of 1,000 people living in Ireland, participants were asked about… Continue reading Who are the top tippers in Ireland?

A Day In The Life Of The AA Secret Inspector

Forget 007. I’m introduced to Smith, Harry Smith. ‘Smith’ – is one of the AA’s Secret Inspectors – charged with the onerous job of ensuring that gold standards are kept golden across the AA’s selection of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. It may sound like a dream-job to most, but this undercover agent’s mission was to… Continue reading A Day In The Life Of The AA Secret Inspector

Fahrenheit Restaurant’ at Clontarf Castle awarded AA Rosette

‘Fahrenheit Restaurant at Dublin’s 4 Star Clontarf Castle Hotel, Co. Dublin has been awarded an AA Rosette in recognition of their culinary excellence.  Set in the leafy coastal suburb of Clontarf, the restaurant is situated on the 1st floor of the 12th century castle which is tastefully decorated in keeping with it’s historical past.  Led… Continue reading Fahrenheit Restaurant’ at Clontarf Castle awarded AA Rosette