Accor is bringing the Fairmont brand to Ireland with the signing of the historic Carton House. In partnership with the owner, Belmullet Hospitality Group, a US-based investor in luxury property, the hotel will now be managed by Fairmont.
Located just 20 minutes from Dublin in Maynooth, County Kildare, it is one of Ireland’s most historic country houses. The hotel is currently undergoing a multi-million-euro refurbishment to bring the property up to the globally recognised Fairmont brand standards.
“Oldest Fairmont property.”
The refurbishment is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 when the hotel will be rebranded as Fairmont Carton House. 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 the oldest Fairmont property in a global collection famed for its grand dame hotels.
Thomas Dubaere, chief operating officer in northern Europe at Accor 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.”