Winners of ‘Vote to Win’ Hotel Breaks Announced!

With the voting now closed, the winners of our hotel breaks have been announced!

We asked and you answered! Nominations rolled in from across the Province for the best Tourist Attraction, Travel Agent, Multiple Agency Branch, Tourist Board and Travel Consultant. Each person who cast their votes was entered into a prize draw for a stay at one of four top hotels from across the country.

The prizes on offer include an overnight stay in one of these top hotels – the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Lough Erne resort, the Galgorm Resort & Spa and the Malmaison Hotel, Belfast.

And the winners are…..

Elaine Anderson

Elaine won an overnight stay for two at the Galgorm Resort and Spa after casting her vote for the top Travel Agent of the Year. Elaine and guest will be heading off to enjoy an overnight stay in one of Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel and spas. Situated only 30 minutes from Belfast the Galgorm Resort and Spa the perfect location to relax and get away from it all.

Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort has a truly unique setting. Close to both Belfast airports and the stunning scenery of the North Antrim Coast, it is the perfect base from which to explore the region’s most renowned attractions. This Resort is home to 122 luxurious guest rooms including 48 deluxe rooms, Junior and Signature Suites, and the unique Thermal Village & Spa that is the first of its kind in Ireland.

Elaine and her guest can enjoy the tranquillity of nature and experience pure relaxation in the Spa and Thermal Village with an extensive selection of riverside hot tubs, indoor and outdoor heated pools, steam rooms and saunas on offer. The Thermal Village is complimentary for all hotel guests.

Alex Moody

Alex won an overnight stay for two at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. Alex was drawn as the lucky winner after he cast his vote for the top Multiple Travel Agency Branch of the Year.

Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down Golf Links frames the other. This lovingly maintained Victorian hotel is now home to one of Europe’s finest resort Spas and is equally suited to a short break, residential conference or even grander events.

Just 30 miles south of Belfast and 90 miles north of Dublin, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is the perfect choice for touring and sightseeing, and although Alex and his guest may never want to venture away from their sumptuous luxury and exquisite surroundings, there is a range of must-visit local attractions all within close proximity to the Hotel.

The Mountains of Mourne are on the doorstep and offer fantastic walking and climbing experiences. Tollymore Forest Park is just a few minutes drive away and is simply breathtaking. Silent Valley, Castlewellan Country Park, Murlough Bay Nature Reserve are all nearby. Less than ten miles away lie the delights of Downpatrick, home to St Patrick’s Visitor Centre and Grave, (a world Christian Heritage Site) and countless opportunities for horse riding, fishing, sailing, off-road driving, mountaineering and windsurfing.

Harry Foster

By voting for his top NI Tourist Information Centre, Harry won an overnight stay for two at the Lough Erne Resort. Winner of Hotel of the Year, Lough Erne Resort, is a luxurious five-Star hotel in Enniskillen, the gateway to North West Ireland. Nestled on a 600 acre peninsula with spectacular views of the Fermanagh Lakelands and The Faldo Course, it’s clear to see why Lough Erne Resort is renowned as one of the finest five Star hotels Northern Ireland has to offer.

Lough Erne Resort is Northern Ireland’s first five-Star AA and NITB resort featuring 120 rooms and suites. So whether Harry is planning to use his prize for a romantic getaway, family trip or holiday with friends, at Lough Erne Resort he will find magnificent accommodations with access to golf, spa services and top gourmet special offers.

The Resort provides the ultimate 36-hole golf experience. Home to two Championship Golf Courses; the awarding winning Faldo Course and Castle Hume Golf Course and Golf Academy with state of the art facilities.

Harry and his guest could also opt to enjoy a unique Thai inspired experience from the luxury treatment menu using award winning ESPA products. The Thermal Suite and Infinity pool at The Thai Spa are complimentary for hotel guests.

Emma McGlade

Emma won an overnight stay for two people in the fabulous Malmaison Hotel Belfast by voting for her favourite Northern Ireland Travel Consultant of the Year. Inspired by Belfast’s shipbuilding heritage, the rooms and suites at the Belfast Malmaison feature bathtubs of titanic proportions, gigantic King-size beds and flat screen plasma TVs.

All rooms at the Belfast hotel have the complete set of ‘Mal’ ingredients – great beds for sleepy heads, moody lighting, en-suite bathrooms with baths and power showers, digital TV, serious wines and naughty nibbles. Other little luxuries include same-day laundry, exclusive toiletries (that you’re encouraged to take with you), ‘vroom’ 24 hour room service, fast and free Wi-Fi, hairdryers, ironing board and iron and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.