Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, accepted into global luxury travel group Virtuoso®
Fairmont, Carton House has been accepted into Virtuoso’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprising over 2,200 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. According to Triona Flood, Commercial Director of Fairmont, Carton House, inclusion in Virtuoso will present new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s more than 20,000 luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele. Virtuoso agencies worldwide sell an average of (U.S.) $25–$30 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.
“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly selective, so becoming a preferred partner is a true honor,” said Flood. “The reputation Virtuoso member agencies have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. Now that we’re part of this renowned network, we look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients the special amenities, values and experiences that surpass their expectations.”
Fairmont, Carton House joins Virtuoso’s collection of the finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other travel entities worldwide. These partners, which specialize in world-class client service and experiences, provide superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value for Virtuoso clients. These prestigious providers are able to market to Virtuoso clients via network vehicles and to Virtuoso agencies through multiple communications channels and events, including Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel’s preeminent worldwide gathering. Fairmont, Carton House’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
Awarded “Ireland’s Leading Luxury Hotel” and “Ireland’s Leading Hotel Suite” at the 2022 World Travel Awards, Carton House is luxury resort escapism at its best. Featuring 169 bedrooms and set on 1,100 private acres of sweeping Kildare parkland, just 25 minutes from Dublin International Airport, the Palladian mansion is one of Ireland’s most exquisite national treasures dating back to 1739 and was the stage for many defining moments in political and social history. The resort is home to two championship golf courses, award-winning spa and wellness facilities, four distinctive dining options and impressive conference and banqueting facilities. A wealth of resort activities awaits travelers, including golf, cycling and walking trails, tennis, archery, falconry and fishing. For more information about Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, call +353 1 505 2000 or visit www.cartonhouse.com.
About Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
The spectacular 18th century Palladian-style mansion, Fairmont, Carton House, reopened in June 2021 after a two-year multimillion-euro total renovation of the original house, surrounding hotel and stunning grounds and parkland. Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, is one of Ireland’s most historic country houses and was built over 300 years ago as the home of the influential and aristocratic FitzGerald family. In 2021 Carton House became a Fairmont Managed Hotel, joining over 80 Fairmont hotels around the globe as the oldest property in a collection famed for its grande dame hotels such as The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, in London and The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, in New York City.
Virtuoso® is the leading global travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,200 travel agency locations with more than 20,000 travel advisors in over 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with more than 2,200 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Normalized annual sales of (U.S.) $25–$30 billion make Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.