Carton House, a Fairmont managed hotel awarded five-star hotel status by Fáilte Ireland

10 January 2022

Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, has been officially recognized as a five-star hotel by Fáilte Ireland. This classification signifies that the property meets the highest standards of quality attainable as part of Fáilte Ireland’s Hotel Classification Scheme.

The classification follows the unveiling of an extensive two-year, multi-million euro renovation which was completed in the summer, bringing Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, back to the heights of its great house splendor.

“We are delighted to have achieved this milestone by meeting the high standards of quality required to fulfil Fáilte Ireland’s criteria for five-star classification,” said Martin Mangan, General Manager of Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel.

“Our wonderful team deserve this recognition and it could not have been achieved without the support and vision of our owners who together with our operator, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, have delivered a truly wonderful resort. We very much look forward to welcoming many regular and first time guests to help celebrate our new status.”

Carton House is of Ireland’s most historic country houses and was built over 300 years ago as the home of the influential and aristocratic FitzGerald family. The property is now proudly owned by the American-Irish Mullen family, and in 2021 became a Fairmont Managed Hotel, joining over 80 Fairmont hotels around the globe as the oldest property in a collection famed for its grande dame hotels such as The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, in London and The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, in New York City.

Notes to Editors - facts at a glance:

  • Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, has been classified as a five-star hotel in Fáilte Ireland’s Hotel Classification Scheme.
  • Updated name of resort: Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
  • Re-opened June 2021 following extensive resort renovations
  • 169 bedrooms & suites
  • Set within an 1,100 acre estate
  • 4 restaurants & bars
  • 1 spa & wellness facility
  • 2 championship golf courses
  • Carton estate dates back to 1176 with the Palladian-style architecture of The House at Carton House dating from 1739
  • Garden Wing from rate: €280 per stay based on 2 people sharing
  • The House from rate: €430 based on 2 people sharing or

About Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
Situated in Maynooth, County Kildare, Carton House is a luxury Irish resort. Once the ancestral home of the Earls of Kildare and the Dukes of Leinster, this walled garden estate is located just 20 minutes from Dublin, surrounded by 1,100 acres of sweeping parkland, ancient woodlands, lakes and the River Rye.

The resort features 169 recently renovated guest bedrooms, the majority of which are situated in The Garden Wing with spectacular views of the estate and vista. There are 18 completely unique, spectacular in their own right, staterooms and suites located in The House, a spectacular 18th century Palladian-style mansion at the heart of the Carton House guest experience. Guests can choose from a number of dining options at the resort to include The Morrison Room, the resort’s newest fine dining restaurant; Kathleen’s Kitchen with its wholesome menu using locally sourced seasonal ingredients; The Carriage House, located in the Clubhouse of the resort offering a gastro-pub dining experience. Guests can enjoy a drink in the atmospheric Whiskey Library, unique wine room, The Duke’s Rest or The Courtyard Bar with its impressive selection of cocktails and premium spirits.

The resort is home to state-of-the-art conference and events facilities catering for up to 500 delegates, the award-winning Carton House Spa & Wellness featuring an 18-metre swimming pool and thermal experience.  Explore the grounds on foot or by bike, following the cycle and walking trails, or enjoy the outdoors by choosing from a wealth of resort activities, from tennis and fishing, to archery and clay pigeon shooting. Carton House has two championship eighteen-hole golf courses, the challenging links-style course designed by Colin Montgomerie, host to the Irish Open three times, and a classic parkland course designed by Mark O’Meara. Carton House is renowned for sport, with world-class professional training pitches and facilities, often host to prestigious international sporting teams, including as a regular home for the Irish international rugby team.
Carton House reopens after an extensive refurbishment in summer 2021 as a luxurious Fairmont Managed Hotel, joining the more than 80 Fairmont hotels around the globe as the oldest property in the collection.

About Fairmont
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where the intimate equally coexists with the infinite – an unrivaled portfolio of more than 80 extraordinary hotels where grand moments of life, heartfelt pleasures and personal milestones are celebrated and remembered long after any visit. Since 1907, Fairmont has created magnificent, meaningful and unforgettable hotels, rich with character and deeply connected to the history, culture and community of its destinations – places such as The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, and Fairmont The Palm in Dubai. Famous for its engaging service, awe-inspiring public spaces, locally inspired cuisine, and iconic bars and lounges, Fairmont also takes great pride in its pioneering approach to hospitality and leadership in sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. | |


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