Catey for Red Carnation

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, which includes Ashford Castle and sister hotel The Lodge at Ashford in Mayo, has won two awards at the Cateys in the UK.

Now in their 40th year, recipients are nominated, selected and awarded by industry peers through The Caterer magazine.

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection was the only business to take home two Cateys on the night, winning both the Best Employer and Sustainable Business Awards. Ailish Keane represented the Ashford Castle estate and collected the awards on the night.

“These awards are among the most long-standing and respected in the hospitality industry in the UK, and this is a fantastic achievement for the Ashford estate, as well as the other 18 exceptional properties that are part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection,”  said Niall Rochford, General Manager, Ashford Castle.

The ceremony was held in the ballroom of London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.