One of Northern Ireland’s leading independently owned hotel is celebrating gaining a host of high profile awards voted by the public as well as members of the hospitality and tourism industry.
La Mon Hotel & Country Club, which is situated on the outskirts of Belfast, won the Taste of Ulster award on account of its support of excellent quality produce from local suppliers, maintained its Investors in People award for continued investment in employee excellence, as well as scoring top marks in Castlereagh Council’s ‘Scores on the Doors’ food hygiene rating. The venue also maintained its 4 star Northern Ireland Tourist Board classification.
Marketing Manager, Sorcha Brady says, “This is a great start to 2012 and it highlights our ongoing dedication to provide a high quality of service for our clientele. La Mon’s success is due to the increasing market of customers in the local area looking for an enjoyable leisure break or ‘staycation’ in Northern Ireland. We feel we have successfully met this need by offering creative packages for all age groups – such as cabaret wine & dine evenings, family La MONsters club and new a holistic approach to health at La Mon Country Club.
“Undoubtedly the economic downtown has meant that the corporate market has been transformed in the face of budget restraints and even wedding couples are becoming more focused on value of money. Being independently owned however means we can react quickly to micro and macro-economic conditions that affect our business levels and have the flexibility to immediately review our pricing strategy to deliver competitive packages which ensures we attract new customers and continue to trade profitably.”
The hotel has developed strategic partnerships to implement its awareness of its own carbon footprint– in particular working with NI water to reduce water and waste output. Procedures are in place to save on lighting, heating and energy costs, which include using biomass boilers for generating hot water needs, investing in low energy lighting and automatic lighting switching and recycling waste products.