Welcome to the Irish Accommodation Services Institute.
We are the national body representing the professional
interests of all accommodation industries in Ireland. The IASI was formed to
bring together individuals from various accommodation industries in effort to
act as a forum and supportive body to promote and improve standards of
Established in 1985, the originally named AHAM (Association
of Hotel Accommodation Management), set out to bring hoteliers across Ireland
together to support each other while striving for success. The strength and
growth of the association surpassed expectations and with the turn of the new
millennium the association expanded its goals. Initially, AHAM only
incorporated hoteliers but as the economy changed over time AHAM opened its
doors to all industries, thus the IASI (Irish Accommodation Services Institute)
was established. This change allowed industries such as Healthcare and
Educational Institutions to join and avail of what the IASI had to offer. From
the outset, the IASI acknowledged that all industries began to work towards a
common goal regardless of their purpose. This goal was the creation and upholding
of standards of practice while establishing uniformity in an effort to achieve
The IASI has developed substantially since it was first
established. Each year we attempt to entice new members to join our association
along with our current and new corporate sponsors. We offer open communication
and networking opportunities for our corporate sponsors to meet fellow
suppliers and potential customers throughout the calendar year at various
The IASI is a proud advocate of Green Hospitality and
Sustainability. All members and corporate sponsors are encouraged to build and
or improve on any green policies they have in place. Our aim in the coming years
is to learn more about what we can do in order to build on the foundations we
have laid in green hospitality. We hope to take a more ‘hands on’ approach when
it comes to developing this skill set and we aim to arrange further training
and development to support this important transition.
The IASI is an ambassador when it comes to the importance of
training and development within any industry. We believe the key to success is
being creative and using innovative methods to improve standards of practice. Each
year we hold several pertinent training courses in effort to uphold and improve
the skillsets of our council as well as our members. The training courses are
chosen based on what is occurring in our economy at the time, so that any
skills learnt can be implemented immediately. This enables accommodation teams across
the country to reap the benefits of relevant training and development.
The IASI core values are as follows:
See what one of our many members has to say about membership of the IASI.
Welcome to the IASI (Irish Accommodation Services Institute). My name is Marian Murnane, President of the IASI. I’m honoured to be a part of this association as we look forward to growing and expanding on the foundations, we have built over the past 35 years. I am looking forward to working with you and for you over the coming years.
During my time in the industry, a lot has changed, however the fundamentals remain the same. The guest/customer is always right and the key to success is setting and maintaining a high standard and a high-quality product thus insuring an overall enjoyable experience. The IASI is a national body representing the professional interests of the Accommodation Industries in Ireland. The IASI actively promotes best practice standards in an effort to ensure consistency and a high-quality service. We are fortunate to have an extensive list of members from hospitality, healthcare, and educational sectors.
We value our current members and corporate members whilst enticing new members to join. Our members and corporate members are the heart of the Association. We will continue to engage with all our members in all areas to ensure we are fulfilling their requirements to successfully reach our common goal for industry excellence. I hope to incorporate more training and development on key areas like cost control, green hospitality, and upskilling new and current staff. I feel these areas are of high importance now due to the cost-of-living difficulties we face in the Irish economy. A focus will remain on improving energy efficiency, investing in renewable energy sources, and reducing all sources of waste.
We look back on the last few years with gratitude as it allowed us time to appreciate what we have in life. It gave us to the opportunity to witness our strength and resilience within our industries during difficult times. Here and now is the time to heal, rejuvenate and move on as the future looks very bright indeed.
Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank all our members, corporate members, and corporate sponsors. Without you at the heart of the Association we would fail to exist. Our corporate sponsors thank you most sincerely for your continued support and the belief you have in the association. We are truly blessed to have you on board and please know how much your support is appreciated.
I would like to borrow a quote from the wonderful Steve Jobs “The only way to do great work is to love what you do”. I’m delighted to be surrounded by an association of individuals that love their work and have a mutual respect for the accommodation industry.
Marian Murnane IASI President
Tony Lenehan,Failte Ireland Dublin
Agnes Keogh,The Shelbourne, Dublin
Margo Bellow,3 St. John’s Court, Dublin
Mary Wrixon,Cork I.T.
Breda MurrayBlarney Golf Resort,Tower, Blarney Co. Cork
Sylvia DoolanDawn Learning CentreLongford
Rosemary O'BrienSt. John of GodsDublin
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