Nominations Officially Open For Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards

The annual ceremony recognises the high quality service provided in the midlands.

Nominations are now open for the Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards. 

The annual ceremony recognises the high quality service provided by hotels, pubs and restaurants in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath. 

The winners from the 51 categories will be announced at a gala ball in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on November 14th.

Celebrity Chef Joe Shannon is one of the judges and says the industry has faced a lot of challenges in recent years: 



  • Overall Hotel of the Year
  • Best Boutique Hotel
  • Best Hotel Customer Service
  • Wedding Venue of the Year
  • Best Family Hotel
  • Best Value Hotel
  • Wedding Co-ordinator of the Year
  • Best Destination Hotel
  • Best Hotel Manager
  • Receptionist of the Year
  • Best Hotel Bar
  • Best Business Hotel
  • Best Guest House
  • Best Hotel Leisure Centre


  • Overall Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Value Restaurant
  • Best Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Best Restaurant Customer Service
  • Best Café
  • Best Dining Experience
  • Best New Restaurant Establishment
  • Best Restaurant Manager
  • Best Hotel Restaurant
  • Best Casual Dining
  • Chef of the Year

Pubs & Bars  

  • Overall Pub of the Year
  • Bar Food of the Year
  • Bar Manager of the Year
  • Country Bar of the Year
  • Music Venue of the Year
  • Staff Personality of the Year
  • Tourist Bar of the Year
  • Best Bar for Sport
  • Best Traditional Bar
  • Best Beer Garden

 Tourism & Leisure  

  • Overall Tourist Attraction of the Year
  • Best Leisure Centre
  • Best Leisure Attraction
  • Best Festival
  • Best Leisure Activity
  • Best Event
  • Best Heritage Site
  • Best Cultural Experience
  • Best Caravan/Camping/Glamping Experience

Judges Categories  

  • Hotel Rising Star
  • Pub/Bar Rising Star
  • Restaurant Rising Star
  • Special Merit Award
  • Special Contribution to the Industry
  • Outstanding Service
  • Albert’s Award for Overall Marketing/Salesperson of the Year

More information about the Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards can be found here

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