Resorts & Retreats Awards 2023

46 | LUXlife Magazine hen a guest sets foot through the doors of the magnificent Carton House, Fairmont, the old and new seamlessly blend together before their eyes as they step back in time to experience the luxurious lives of the Irish aristocrats who once occupied the property. Original details of the old manor merge with contemporary touches of luxury to create the perfect balance between a historic period location and a 5-star resort. All this is paired perfectly with a warm Irish welcome to create an utterly unforgettable guest experience. The resort is proudly home to two world class championship 18-hole golf courses, an incredible spa and wellness retreat, a number of fine dining options, a purpose-built conference and events centre, and 169 luxurious bedrooms and suites. The guest rooms at Carton House have been thoughtfully restored and redecorated to complement the interior and character of the estate. Whether they are staying in a deluxe king room, a garden terrace room, or a presidential suite, guests will benefit from a plethora of features that have been carefully chosen for their comfort. This includes custom furniture, premium toiletries, luxurious linen, and other special touches that will help them enjoy a restful nights’ sleep. Guests can enjoy the use of extensive inroom dining facilities, menus, and round-the-clock services, through which staff will take care of their every need. At Carton House Spa & Wellness, the premium spa and wellness retreat, guests can choose to book a relaxing experience from a carefully curated menu of treatments delivered by highly skilled therapists. The house offers memberships for the use of its extensive wellness facilities, which include an 18-metre indoor pool and a large cardiovascular gymnasium suite, as well as a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi. Best Luxury Hotel 2023 - ROI With a history dating back more than eight centuries, Carton House, Fairmont is a timeless Palladian mansion set on 1,100 acres of sweeping Kildare parkland. The estate is now a luxurious 5-star hotel and resort owned by an American- Irish family and managed by Fairmont, a global chain of hotels that operates more than 70 properties across the world. Whether you visit to indulge in a delectable meal, relax in the spa, or celebrate an occasion, you are sure to leave Carton House, Fairmont with memories that will last a lifetime. With its unique history, beautiful setting, and luxurious amenities, Carton House, Fairmont is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest venues, making it a popular location for weddings. The house’s magnificent ballroom, the Carton Suite, is the perfect setting for a romantic event. Having been beautifully renovated to bring glamour to the forefront, the suite is lit up by stunning chandelier lighting and is a great place to dance the night away. On sunny days, the happy couple and their loved ones can also enjoy a private pre-drinks reception on the garden terrace. Those who book a wedding at Carton House will be supported by a dedicated wedding team, which consists of industry experts who work tirelessly to bring couples’ visions to life. They truly account for everything, paying attention to every detail from flowers to menus to place settings to centrepieces. At Carton House, Fairmont, “culture” is more than just a buzz word. Instead, it is something the hotel is passionate about nurturing and delivering to all team members across the business. “Carton House, Fairmont is the first and only Fairmont Hotel and Resort in Ireland – one of the world’s most storied hotel brands. This wonderful resort is full of history and heritage, we are proud to celebrate this new chapter with welcoming future guests. Embracing luxury with our world renowned Irish welcome.” comments Jodie Gilpin, the resort’s Marketing Manager. As a result of the luxurious and unique experiences it delivers, Carton House has been awarded Best Luxury Hotel, Republic of Ireland, in the Resort and Retreat Awards 2023. Its team is optimistic that knowledge of the house and the luxuries it provides will continue to grow in 2024 and beyond. Contact: Jodie Gilpin Company: Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel Web Address: W