Carton House’s five-star status officially confirmed by Fáilte Ireland

5 golden stars for Carton House as they celebrate their first Christmas as a Fairmont Hotel. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, has been officially recognised 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 splendour.

“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.”

The news follows further recognition for Carton House Golf Club which was also a recipient of the IAGTO Outstanding Service Award 2021.

International golf tour operators commended hotels, golf courses and other golf destination suppliers for their flexibility on cancellations, re-bookings and refunds and for delivering an unparalleled service in the face of this unprecedented global crisis.

Commenting on the win Jason Totos, Director of Carton House Golf, said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition from IAGTO, throughout a period of many challenges keeping and growing our relationships and partnerships across the golf tourism industry has been paramount, working with businesses and operators during a period of continued changes and restrictions. Looking into 2022, we hope to welcome many of our friends back to Carton House Golf whom we have missed over the last 2 years.

“I am very proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment from all the team at Carton House Golf whose collective efforts have led to this Outstanding Service Award.”

Carton House is one 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.

The Resort boasts 169 bedrooms & suites with the Garden Wing from rate: €280 per stay based on 2 people sharing and  The House from rate: €430 based on 2 people sharing.

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