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Obamas' hotel title

THE hotel that hosted Michelle Obama and her two daughters on their recent visit to Dublin has won a prestigious European industry award.

The Shelbourne Hotel has been awarded Best Renaissance Hotel in Europe 2012 under the leadership of general manager Stephen Hanley.

He was awarded the General Manager of the Year title last year. The St Stephen's Green venue's sales and marketing team, led by Yvonne Donohue, was also awarded team of the year in 2012.