2018 Sponsors

2018 Sponsors

Avvio is the leading provider of direct booking technology and digital marketing, with a guarantee to grow your direct bookings by a minimum of 25% when you switch to Avvio.

Avvio develops cutting-edge technologies that enable hotels to drive outstanding growth in direct bookings, while reducing their dependence on online travel agency channels. In October 2017, Avvio became the first company in the world to provide the hospitality industry with a booking engine driven by artificial intelligence.

Headquartered in Limerick, with offices in Dublin, London and Las Vegas, Avvio helps hundreds of hotels globally to increase their direct bookings. Avvio’s award-winning technology is supported by an experienced team of revenue, digital marketing and web design experts.

Astoria Partnership as the name suggests, believes in working in partnership with our clients, and see ourselves as an extension of your human resources department and this helps to ensure you will receive the best and most professional service available in today’s marketplace in sourcing and recruitment.

We take time to understand your business goals, company culture, and specific job requirements so that we can present exactly the kind of candidate you need. Our client relationships are enforced by trust, discretion and confidentiality.

We are absolutely focused on, and dedicated to, the long-term success of our clients without compromising the careers of our candidates.

When it comes to the quality of our work, we can stand any comparison. We are national and international executive search and selection specialists for HODs, Senior Management & Culinary to a broad selection of clients up to 5* Hotels, Resorts, Groups and Independents in hospitality catering & food retail industries.

‘Be ahead of the rest…. Work with the BEST!

Hoist Group Ireland, (formerly Paragon Systems/HotSoft) is the complete hospitality partner for smart hotel operations. With local offices and support teams based in Kilkenny and over 500 hospitality partners across Ireland, Hoist Group products include HotSoft 8 PMS, Rate Manager, Resort Manager – Spa & Golf, RFID Door Locks & Mobile Key, Fusion Wifi, Serviator and other guest facing amenities.

The Hotel Inspectors are here to assist you with all your customer satisfaction and DDA audits. With a network of inspectors in various locations you can be sure that your audit will be carried out promptly and to the highest standard. The Hotel Inspectors’ Guest Experience Audit covers everything from Check-In to Check-Out ensuring that every area is included in your report. Our DDA Audit follows the “Customer Journey” throughout the Hotel working towards reasonable adjustment. We always focus on the customers brief and include recommendations which are ‘buildable’, cost- effective and always deliverable.

Independent.ie provides up to the minute news content and services to a global audience. Leveraging core content from leading national newspapers such as the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent, as well as breaking news, regional news, entertainment guides and classifieds content from recruitment, property and motors, Independent.ie is Ireland’s number one news and information portal.

We are a team of creative experts, leading the field of hotel technology since 2000. Our goal is to drive direct bookings for hotels, because ultimately, direct is best. Instead of making the process of running your hotel more complicated, we streamline your path to excellence. With our experience in hospitality and passion for achievement, our job is simple: we make yours easier.

With unrivalled heritage, and provenance dating back to 1761, Quintessential Brands Group was established in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and investment banker and entrepreneur, Warren Scott.

Quintessential Brands Group is an independent international spirits business, with an exciting and diverse portfolio of premium brands and world-class production capabilities in the UK, Ireland and France. With a global reach, and brand building capabilities, it distributes and supplies customers around the world.

Smartbox Group is the pioneer and European leader in the experience gift market.

The group’s experience gifts are vouchers presented in major retail outlets and online in a CD-size giftbox also containing a user guide. These giftbox products offer a wide choice of experience themes: overnight stays, wellness, adventure, gastronomy and special occasion multi-thematic, for customers to offer as gifts to beneficiaries.

Smartbox Group sold 7 million experience gifts worth 480 million euros in Europe over the past year. It is present in 10 countries, works with 40,000 service providers across Europe and has over 1000 employees.

Sodexo is one of Ireland’s largest food and facilities management providers and part of the Sodexo Group, a global leader in services that improve the quality of life, from food services, reception, concierge, safety, maintenance and cleaning to facilities and equipment management. In Ireland, we employ 2,000 staff in 200 site locations, serve 90,000 people daily and spend around €19 million annually on local Irish food. As a company, we are passionate about serving great-tasting food from seed to plate in the workplace. Seasonality, sustainability, respecting the environment and support for local artisan suppliers are what differentiate us. Sodexo Ireland sources its food from members of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme, sourcing our meat from independently inspected farms.

WeddingDates, celebrating 10 years in business in 2018, works with over 650 hotels and venues across Ireland and the UK. It has delivered in excess of 200,000 wedding enquiries, resulting in more than 11,000 weddings across the UK & Ireland with a value of €80M to their hotel & venue clients.

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