Travel lovers rank 5-star Donegal hotel among Top 10 in Ireland

Travel lovers rank 5-star Donegal hotel among Top 10 in Ireland

first_imgLough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel and Spa has been named as the third best hotel in Ireland by a highly influential travel magazine.Condé Nast Traveler yesterday announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Lough Eske Castle recognized as the No. 3 in the Top Hotels in Ireland category.With this latest award, Donegal’s only 5 star hotel has much to celebrate as it marks its 10 year anniversary this November. Managing Director of Lough Eske Castle Mr Seán Carney commented: “It is a great honour in this our tenth year of operating for Solís Lough Eske Castle to be recognised with such a prestigious industry leading award as this.“It is a true testament to the daily hard work and dedication by our team of exceptional employees delivering reliable, genuinely caring and timely service superior to our competition.”Managing Director of Lough Eske Castle, Mr Seán Carney“There has been incredible resilience and fortitude over the years by such a magnificent cadre of staff to weather the economic times that have passed but we look forward to a great and exciting 2018. This recognition just goes to reinforce our beliefs and service excellence model – to be truly a Global Leader in the service business,” Mr Carney said.Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers. The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017.The full Top 10 list of Irish hotels is as follows:1. Ballyfin, Co. Laois2. The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo3. Lough Eske Castle, Donegal4. The Shelbourne, Dublin5. Waterford Castle, Co. Waterford6. The Killarney Park Hotel, Co. Kerry7. The Merrion, Dublin8. Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin9. The Westbury, Dublin10. InterContinental DublinLough Eske Castle is owned by Harcourt Developments based in Dublin, and property managed by Capella Hotel Group.It has been an exciting year for the hotel and Lough Eske Castle is honoured to be accepting this prestigious award just in time for its birthday celebrations.Despite opening at the beginning of the financial downturn, Lough Eske Castle has seen revenues double, operating at €9.5m today and has recently benefited from a €500k investment into the property. Since 2007 occupancy has grown by 38% and the average room rate by 43%, with international guest stays increasing by 15%. Opened 365, the castle is one of the largest employers in county Donegal and over 70% of staff are from Donegal.Travel lovers rank 5-star Donegal hotel among Top 10 in Ireland was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Condé Nast TravelerLough Eske Castlelast_img

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