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Ireland’s PM to Officially Reopen Ashford Castle


Ireland’s iconic Ashford Castle, and newest member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, will be officially reopened today (April 17) by Ireland’s Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, and Beatrice Tollman, president and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

With a total investment of $75 million, Ashford Castle reopens following a two-year project re-establishing it as one of Europe’s finest luxury hotels.

Led by a design team that included Mrs. Tollman and her daughter, Toni Tollman, the delicate restoration process was undertaken with deep reverence for the 800-year-old castle’s history, while adding new amenities such as a 32-seat movie theatre, billiards room, cigar terrace, luxury lakeside cottage, boutique wine cellars for private dining and a children’s games room.

Each of the 82 guestrooms and suites and all public areas have been artfully decorated and redesigned with a range of individually selected antiques, original artwork, sumptuous fabrics and bespoke carpets all complemented by the latest technologies including Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel.


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