Ashford Castle Voted Number One Hotel In The World

Posted in Connect on August 14, 2015.


Virtuoso has voted Ashford Castle the world’s number one hotel at an event in Las Vegas.

The announcement was made at the “Best of the Best” awards at the annual Virtuoso Travel Week event, a luxury travel show taking place in Las Vegas. The annual competition recognises the travel industry’s top properties and hoteliers. This was the first time ever that an Irish hotel was nominated making the achievement all the more extraordinary.

Ashford Castle was named the top hotel from over 1,000 hotels worldwide in the competition to claim the award

This follows on from been named the third best hotel in the world and second in Europe by US publication Travel+leisure Magazine just a few weeks ago.

Alison Metcalfe the head of Tourism Ireland in North America congratulated Ashford castle on their win.

She explained that there are almost 1,100 five star, luxury properties in the Virtuoso hotel and resorts portfolio, and in that light, Ashford’s nomination – and subsequent win last night – is a wonderful achievement and is a well-deserved recognition of the hard work of general manager Niall Rochford and his team, in building Ashford as an iconic brand in North America over many years.

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