Accor has signed a deal to take over the management of the
historic Carton House in Ireland.
partnership with the owner, Belmullet Hospitality Group, the hotel will be managed
Located just 20 minutes from Dublin in
Maynooth, County Kildare, the Carton estate dates back to 1176,
then part of the Maynooth estate belonging to the FitzGerald
family, one of the most influential families in Irish history. The
house itself was built in 1739, making it one of Ireland’s most
historic country houses.
The hotel is currently undergoing a
multi-million euro refurbishment to bring the property up to Fairmont brand standards.
The refurbishment is
expected to be completed by the end of 2020 when the hotel will be
rebranded as Fairmont Carton House.
The hotel will offer 170 bedrooms and suites,
numerous F&B outlets, two 18-hole championship golf courses,
wellness facilities and 1,000 sqm of conference and events space.
Thomas Dubaere, COO, Accor
Northern Europe, said, “Fairmont Carton House will join the ranks
of the iconic Savoy in London and Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland
and the recently signed Fairmont Windsor Park, becoming the first
Fairmont hotel in Ireland. The Fairmont brand is known for its
history and impressive locations and we feel it is the ideal brand
under which to bring this iconic, historic hotel into the Accor
family. The signing of Fairmont Carton House reflects our
expertise in the luxury segment and reinforces our commitment to
growing our luxury offering across the UK and Ireland.”