Hoteliers Welcome New Failte Ireland Operational Guidelines

Failte Ireland operational guidelines

Irish hoteliers all over Ireland are looking forward to opening their doors to everyone in the coming week. From June 2nd, hoteliers will be allowed to take all guests again, not just essential stays. Hotels are excited for a different style of summer this year, ‘Staycation Season’ rather than going on your Summer Holidays.

The Irish Hotels Federation has welcomed the publication today by Failte Ireland of detailed operational guidelines for hotels and guesthouses.

“The health and safety of our teams, our guests and everyone that interacts with our properties will always be the main priority.”

Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, President of the IHF said that the guidelines, which cover operations and facilities, should provide reassurance for guests that they can look forward to an enjoyable, relaxing and safe stay in an Irish hotel or guesthouse from next week. She said excluding children under 12 from the capacity limits for tables dining outdoors was particularly welcome and will be good news for families.

Failte Ireland operational guidelines
Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, President of the IHF

”We have been busy in anticipation of reopening and are well-advanced in our preparations. The publication of these latest standards, incorporating many existing operational requirements, gives our members further clarity on what is required. Ireland’s hotels and guesthouses have always had a well-earned reputation globally for their high service standards and hoteliers will be applying that same commitment to the implementation of these new standards.” Says Elaina.


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