Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo, has taken the top spot on the “best hotels in the world for fall 2015” list on the Huffington Post website – which has about 65 million read
ers in the United States. The author of the list, Richard Bangs, is a respected travel writer, who was invited by Tourism Ireland in New York to visit Ashford Castle earlier this year.
The top spot on the same list last year was taken by another of our hotels – Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen.
Commenting on the accolade, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Congratulations to all at Ashford Castle on yet another truly well-deserved accolade. Publicity is a very powerful tool in promoting Ireland – in the United States and elsewhere around the world. The Huffington Post website has about 65 million readers, so this type of positive exposure and recognition is invaluable – it is publicity that money simply cannot buy.”
Just last month Ashford Castle was also voted the world's number one hotel by Virtuoso, an international network of luxury travel agencies.