The Fairmont Hotels group, which boasts the world-icons of The Savoy and St Andrew’s hotels in its collection, is undertaking a multi-million pound refurbishment of Carton House – the historic hotel is located just 20 minutes from Dublin in Maynooth, County Kildare.
Carton House is one of Ireland’s most historic country houses and will soon join the globally recognised Fairmont brand and will be known as the Carton House, a Fairmont managed hotel. 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. An expansive historic estate, Carton House will offer 170 bedrooms and suites, two-world class 18-hole championship golf courses, exceptional wellness facilities and 1,000 sqm of conference and events space. Food and beverage offerings are extensive, comprising a lobby bar and three restaurants including The Carriage House golf club restaurant and a specialty restaurant within the Manor House.
Carton House will be the first Fairmont managed hotel in Ireland and the fourth in the UK & Ireland, joining The Savoy in London, Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland and the recently announced Fairmont Windsor Park, which is also set to open by the end of 2020.