Friday 24 May 2019

Adare Manor named world's best hotel for 2018

Luxury travel network Virtuoso held its annual 'Best of the Best' awards at a ceremony in Las Vegas this week...

Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Less than a year after it re-opened for business, Co. Limerick's Adare Manor has been named the world's best luxury hotel.

The five-star was voted 'Hotel of the Year 2018' at the Virtuoso 'Best of the Best Awards 2018' held in Las Vegas this week.

Adare Manor re-opened last November after a 21-month overhaul and extension that included 42 new rooms, a ballroom and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course.

"Maintaining the estate's neo-Gothic architectural heritage and stonework was but a small portion of the fantastic overhaul," Virtuoso has said.

And the price to stay? B&B ranges from €500 per night for a Classic King to €2,250 for a Signature Suite in shoulder season.

Read our latest Adare Manor review here.

The Dunraven Stateroom at Adare Manor
The Dunraven Stateroom at Adare Manor
Adare Manor
Great Hall, Adare Manor. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile
Spa, Adare Manor
Rory McIlroy takes a shot at Adare Manor, as the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am was launched. Photo: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Mackerel, cucumber, avocado, soy, caviar - Adare Manor, Oak Room restaurant
Gallery, Adare Manor
Liam Ford and friend at Adare Manor (falconry). Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile
Adare Manor in mid-refurbishment. The resort re-opened in November, 2017.
Adare Manor. Photo: Jack Hardy
The award-winning 'Japanese Garden' cocktail at Adare Manor
The Drawing Room at Adare Manor
Deluxe King bedroom, Adare Manor
DIning at the Oak Room, Adare Manor
Afternoon Tea at Adare Manor

Congratulating his team, Adare Manor’s CEO Colm Hannon said:

“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."

Virtuoso is one of the travel industry's leading luxury networks. Its awards shortlists are nominated by thousands of travel advisors, with members voting on the winners.

This isn't the first time an Irish five-star has scooped its top hotel prize - in 2015, the newly revamped Ashford Castle was named Hotel of the Year.

The Gallery, Adare Manor
The Gallery, Adare Manor

Adare Manor was bought by JP McManus and family for a reported €30 million in 2015. A budget has not been published for its extension and refurbishment.

This May, the Limerick resort was also named on Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List as one of the best new hotels in the world.

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