Top honour for Hodson Bay Group
Published 12/03/2011 | 05:00
THE Hodson Bay Hotel Group has been recognised for excellence at the Deloitte Best Managed Awards.
The company, which controls the Hodson Bay Hotel outside Athlone, the Spa at Hodson Bay and the Galway Bay Hotel, won a Deloitte Best Managed Company Award and is now said to be reaping the dividends of two decades of investment.
Speaking after the awards, company founder and chairman John O'Sullivan said he was proud to see the group recognised by the judges and praised the company directors for their "relentless pursuit of excellence" while calling on the Government to ease regulations for the hospitality business.
"The new Government will have to take measures to remove some of the current obstacles to the survival of the industry, such as penal local authority rates and below cost selling by subsidised hotels," he said.
The group now plans to avail of the opportunities being presented to expand its portfolio of properties.