IHF – Member Profile

Founded in 1937, the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) is the national organisation of the hotel and guesthouse industry in Ireland.  The primary functions of the Federation are to promote and defend the interests of its members.  The IHF represents almost 900 hotels and guesthouses nationwide, employing 54,000 people and is a key stakeholder in the Irish tourism sector.

The IHF has 12 branches throughout the country: Dublin, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, Wicklow, South East, Sligo/Leitrim/North Roscommon, Shannon, Mourne/Boyne/Lakes and Midlands.  The Federation is guided by a National Council, which is elected from these branches.

The Irish Hotels Federation publishes the Be Our Guest Guide. Renowned as Ireland’s largest accommodation listing, the Be Our Guest Guide features hundreds of hotels and guesthouses throughout the country. Each year, over 150,000 printed guides are distributed across 23 countries, acting as a key marketing vehicle in promoting Ireland at home and abroad. The Be Our Guest Guide is also available as an e-book and the 2016 edition can be found at www.beourguest.ie.

The Irelandhotels.com website is a significant driver of online bookings in the Irish market. All registered Hotels & Guesthouses can join Irelandhotels.com at no upfront cost and with industry low commission rates. To feature your property on Irelandhotels.com, contact Jennifer Ward or Erin Cafferkey on +353 1 497 6459.


Michael Lennon - IHFCurrent President of the IHF is Michael Lennon, General Manager & Company Director of the Westport Woods Hotel & Spa, and represents the IHF on the ITIC Board of Directors & Council.





Timem-ihf-tfennm Fenn is the Chief Executive of the Irish Hotels Federation, a position he has held since July 2010.





April 2019

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