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Slieve Donard voted best hotel in Ireland

THE Irish Travel and Tourism Media has voted the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa as the Best Irish Hotel.

The 178-room hotel in Newcastle, Co Down, was up against hundreds of hotels across the Republic and Northern Ireland.

The Travel Media Awards acknowledge outstanding performance in the travel and tourism industry. Claire Edkins, business development manager, presented director of Hastings Hotels and Slieve Donard general manager John Toner, above, with the award.

Mr Toner said: "What makes this award extra special is that it was voted for by the Irish travel media, who have stayed in the best hotels throughout Ireland."