The four-star Carton House in Co Kildare is to rebrand to become part of Accor’s Fairmont portfolio.
The hotel will now undergo a complete refurbishment before being unveiled as Fairmont Carton House later this year.
Once the multi-million pound renovation is complete, Carton House, originally built in 1739, will be home to 170 bedrooms and suites, in addition to its two 18-hole championship golf courses.
The property is owned by the Belmullet Hospitality Group, controlled by Irish American businessman John Mullen, who said the rebrand will help ‘elevate’ the hotel’s reputation.
“Carton House is one of Ireland’s most significant landmarks, and we are excited to have Fairmont, one of the most prestigious hotel brands, to work with us to elevate the hotel to its rightful place in Irish hospitality,” Mullen said.
“The signing of Fairmont Carton House reflects our expertise in the luxury segment and reinforces our commitment to growing our luxury offering across the UK and Ireland, ” said Thomas Dubaere, chief operating officer of Accor Northern Europe.
Across its global portfolio Fairmont has more than 75 hotels.