• Cyril McAree

Luttrellstown Castle Resort - Investment plans


Luttrellstown Castle Resort is proceeding with a significant investment to its continued renovation and restoration which originally commenced in 2017. This investment will deliver a further eight bedrooms to the current 12-bedroom, exclusive venue. On completion in April 2020, the new 20-bedroom castle will continue to lead the way in the private hospitality industry.

Over the past number of years, the castle underwent an extensive investment and with meticulous attention to detail, the castle has been restored to its stunning and cherished former glory by renowned interior designer Arlene McIntyre of Ventura Design.

Increased business from high spending, US based customers and domestic clientele who seek luxury, quality and exclusivity has made a big impact on the overall business. Many US-based, high net worth individuals also love the idea of having an Irish castle to themselves in order to take their families to Ireland for a trip of a lifetime. It’s a real bucket list destination.

Expansion and significant investment will provide a big boost to Luttrellstown Castle Resort allowing approx. 50 guests at capacity the opportunity to stay in one of Ireland’s most luxurious castle estates.

According to Ivan King, General Manager of Luttrellstown Castle Resort; “We are really excited about the next stage refurbishment and renovation of Luttrellstown Castle. At every stage, we seek to bring the highest level of luxury and exclusivity to the castle and honour its history and heritage. There is a very active market of visitors, especially from the US, who seek privacy, top level Irish hospitality, fine dining and true heritage along with the extras of golf and fishing and we look forward to hosting even more guests into 2020 and beyond.”

The Business Market Luxury seeking visitors who prioritise high end hospitality along with culture, history and heritage act as the main clientele base for Luttrellstown Castle Resort. Offering the best experience money can buy, the wedding market currently makes up 60% of the Resort’s business followed by corporate entertainment at 15% with the remainder made of up of private family gatherings and afternoon tea/lunch dates throughout the year (the Hotel opens for select dates through the spring and summer months for exclusive Afternoon Tea for approx. 80 guests per day). It is estimated there are approx. 3,500 weddings in Ireland each year, with an average spend per wedding in the region of €20,000. Luttrellstown Castle Resort will play host to 60+ weddings through 2019.

Currently, 47% of their clientele travels from the US and this percentage is due to increase into 2020. On average, guests stay 2 nights and then extend their holiday in Ireland by an average of two weeks.

The Castle Luttrellstown Castle Resort is a beautiful 15th century private estate on 567 acres of lush parkland. This immense walled estate contains 300 species of trees and plants, an 18-hole championship golf course befitting a country in the top tier of global golfing destinations, the iconic Luttrellstown Castle Estate state-of-the-art alpine lodge-style golf clubhouse and a scenic 20-acre Liffey-fed lake filled with trout, perch and even 25pound pikes. Step inside and you immerse yourself in tradition and history and heritage, each room a story to tell and a witness to centuries before. The castle remains true to what it was when it was first built – an opulent venue for gracious hospitality and entertainment, tailored to each visitor’s exacting requirements.

Guests Ed Sheeran stayed during his recent Irish tour, Kelly Clarkson wanted a home from home, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier enjoyed the Castle’s opulence and history, Fred Astaire graced with his presence, David and Victoria Beckham celebrated their wedding at the castle, thereby putting it on the global map and Queen Victoria loved it so much, she stayed twice!


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