Tammy shortlisted for hotelier award

Tammy Stephenson from Lisburn is in the final of this week's prestigious Janus Awards, which are deemed the hospitality Oscars in Northern Ireland.

The 29 year old from The Premier Inn in Lisburn is shortlisted for the ‘Hotelier of the Year’ category and will compete in the 21st annual awards this Friday (May 13) at The Ramada Hotel in Belfast.

Tammy is excited about the forthcoming awards.

“I’m really excited and it’s nice to be recognised for all my hard work,” she said at the awards launch, which was recently held in The Hudson Bar in Belfast

“I’m really passionate about my job so hopefully I’ll do The Premier Inn proud.

“It’s going to be a great night, no matter what.”

These prestigious awards, which will be hosted by Stephen Clements and Cate Conway from Q Radio, pay tribute to and reward the many committed and passionate professionals in the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland.

Michael Cafolla, Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality Northern Ireland, is eagerly anticipating this year’s event.

“The standard of entries for this year has surpassed our expectations with not only a record number of applicants, but also the high quality of entries, which reinforces why Northern Ireland’s hospitality offerings are recognised as one of the best in the UK,” said Mr Cafolla.

“We are indebted to all our sponsors, as thanks to all their support our 21st anniversary promises to be our biggest and best awards ceremony to date.”

Also at the launch Miss Ulster Shaniece Nesbitt, showcased a food and drink inspired headpiece to reinforce that 2016 is The Year of Food and Drink.