The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) is the representative body for hotels, guesthouses and other serviced accommodation providers in Northern Ireland. The hospitality industry in Northern Ireland has had a collective body since 1922 with the Federation being incorporated in 1999 to specifically focus on the accommodation sector.  The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation is a not-for-profit limited company representing the hotel and guesthouse sectors in Northern Ireland. It employs a dedicated executive team who are directed by an elected industry representative voluntary non-executive board.

The mission of the Federation is to represent and support the business interest of members. To carry out this primary objective effectively, its strategy is to;

  • Identify and review issues affecting the hotel and wider hospitality industry and lobbying governments and the NI Assembly on the economic and employment opportunities of tourism.
  • Developing services for the benefit of the industry, the Federation actively works in partnership with others to create the right conditions for tourism.


Trust – We trade with integrity striving to be fair and respectful of those who we engage with and represent

Member Orientated – Offer best value initiatives to benefit members and support their business needs

Professional & Passionate – Committed to the work we do and providing a quality service to high standard