AWARDS KEEP COMING FOR ADARE MANOR AFTER ‘HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2018’ WIN AT THE VIRTUOSO ‘BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS’
-Ireland’s 5* castle and golf resort receives global recognition at world’s biggest luxury travel trade show-
Limerick, Ireland (Thursday, 16th August 2018) – 5* hotel and golf resort, Adare Manor, has been declared ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ in the highly competitive and globally renowned Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards 2018’.
The Awards ceremony took place last night in Las Vegas as part of Virtuoso Travel Week, which is the largest luxury travel trade show in the world, as Adare Manor scooped the most coveted award of the night.
It follows their recent successes at awards, which keep on coming and included a Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award (‘Best Golf Resorts in GB and Ireland 2018’), as well as making it on Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘Hot List’ as one of the ‘Best New Hotels in the World’.
Adare Manor reopened last November after an extensive restoration, refurbishment and expansion programme over 21 months, that has included a new Tom Fazio designed golf course.
The newly designed luxury resort now features a new 42-bedroom wing, bringing the total number to 104 bedrooms. The Spa at Adare Manor is Ireland and the UK’s first and only La Mer Spa, making it one of the eleven La Mer spas worldwide.
Adare Manor recently reopened its newly rebuilt, redesigned and remodeled golf course, which was led by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio and is fast becoming regarded among the top golfing resorts in Europe and worldwide. This was followed by the opening of the stylishly relaxed dining experience at The Carriage House Restaurant, Terrace and Bar, which opened last spring.
Commenting on another great achievement for the resort, Adare Manor’s CEO, Colm Hannon said: “The entire team at Adare Manor are absolutely delighted and very honoured to be voted ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ by the most prestigous group of agents from around the world in the Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards’. The international competition within the luxury ‘Hotel of the Year’ category was outstanding this year and it is with great pride that we bring this worldwide award back to Ireland and Limerick.
“We are delighted to receive this worldwide recognition, as it is testament to the wonderful resort we have here today and its special surroundings, which were meticulously restored and enhanced with newly designed features, following significant investment from its owners.
“I would like to say a very special thank you to every individual member of our team at Adare Manor, across all departments at the resort. We could not have achieved this extremely special award without the passion and absolute commitment to perfection that each person on our team demonstrates in the way that they welcome and take care of our guests every day.”
Note to Editors
About Adare Manor
Set on an 840-acre estate, Adare Manor in Co. Limerick is one of Ireland’s leading five star castle properties. The resort re-opened in November 2017 following an extensive restoration, refurbishment and expansion programme over a 21 month period. The largest restoration project of its kind in Ireland, the renovation and expansion honours the building’s architectural heritage as a Neo-Gothic masterpiece while incorporating the latest in contemporary luxury. Most notably, the expansion included a new 42-bedroom wing, increasing accommodations to a total of 104 guest rooms, and a ballroom which can host up to 350 guests. The riverside demesne is also home to Ireland and the UK’s 1st and only La Mer Spa, elegant fine dining facilities including at the luxury Oak Room restaurant, a championship golf course redesigned by award-wining designer Tom Fazio, trout fishing on the River Maigue and a host of other estate activities, including falconry, archery, and clay pigeon shooting, which will intrigue even the most experienced travellers. Situated in the heart of picturesque Adare Village in Co. Limerick, Adare Manor is surrounded by medieval ruins, walled gardens and winding woodland paths and just 25 minutes from Shannon International Airport.
Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards
This year marks the 12th Annual Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards’ that honour and recognize Virtuoso Hotels and Resorts Preferred Partners from all over the world. It is a great honour to receive a Virtuoso Award as properties are nominated and voted for by Virtuoso Travel Advisors from around the world. These highly competitive Awards include distinct categories, and the final and most prestigious award on the night of ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ was presented to Adare Manor. Four other worldwide properties nominated in the category, included properties from Mauritius, Morocco, France and the U.K.
Best of the Best Awards Process
- Nominations: Virtuoso Members and Preferred Partners nominated Hotel & Resort partners for the award categories.
- Voting: Virtuoso Members voted for the winner of each category from a selection of the top 5 nominees.
- Award Ceremony: Award winners announced at the Hotels & Resorts Dinner at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
- Award Categories
- Best Achievement in Design
- Best Dining Experience
- Best Bar
- Best Family Program
- Best Wellness Program
- Best Virtuoso Newcomer
- Best Virtuoso Hotel Ambassador
- Hotelier of the Year
- Hotel of the Year
- Adare Manor, Limerick, Ireland
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