Big news from Ireland's luxury hotel scene today, where Red Carnation Hotels has acquired Ashford Castle.
Red Carnation Hotels' Managing Director Jonathan Raggett said that the team was looking forward to working with Ashford's General Manager Niall Rochford and to growing the workforce with local talent. "We will be working with local suppliers and partners on a refurbishment program that will restore this illustrious hotel to its former glory, and build on the fine reputation that the hotel already enjoys," Raggett said.
Red Carnation Hotels is a collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida, South Africa and now Ireland. The company is part of The Travel Corporation, which includes travel brands like Trafalgar, Brendan Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Insight Vacations.