Sligo Park Hotel’s Andrea Burke Named IHF National Employee of the Year

Andrea Burke, Food and Beverage team leader at Sligo Park Hotel, has been named the Irish Hotels Federation National Employee of the Year.


Now in its seventh year, the awards celebrate and recognise hotel team members who have made an outstanding contribution to their workplace.


Denyse Campbell, President of the IHF presented Ms Burke with her award at the IHF’s Annual Conference in the Slieve Russell, Cavan.

Congratulating Ms Burke and the other 11 nominees shortlisted for the award; Ms Campbell paid tribute to the high calibre of people working within the sector.


“I am pleased to present Andrea with her award for IHF National Employee of the Year. Her remarkable dedication, tireless efforts, and unwavering focus on delivering exceptional service to guests are truly commendable. We are all indebted to the remarkable teams of hotel and guesthouse employees nationwide, whose continuous efforts elevate guests’ experiences every day. A special word of congratulations also to the 11 regional winners commended here this evening. It’s their passion and unwavering dedication that truly distinguishes our hotels as exceptional destinations, famous across the world.”


Winner Andrea first joined the Sligo Park Hotel team as a Food and Beverage Assistant in 2018. Her potential and career ambition were quickly realised, and the hotel funded a Level 6 Diploma in Leadership and Supervisory Management at the Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB. This forged a pathway for promotion to Team Leader for the Bar and Restaurant in 2020, and Andrea has continued to further her development – most recently undertaking a degree in Bar Management at Griffith College Dublin, a Level 7 qualification.