French hospitality company Accor has signed a deal to manage the four-star Carton House in Co Kildare in a move that will see the property refurbished and rebranded.
The property will be called Fairmont Carton House from the end of this year when a full refurbishment is expected to be completed.
The Maynooth property will join the Plaza in New York and the Savoy in London as part of the Fairmont brand. Ownership of the hotel by the Belmullet Hospitality Group, controlled by Irish American businessman John Mullen, is unchanged under the deal.
. Mr Mullen’s parents are from Co Mayo, and he is the founder and chairman of the Philadelphia-based Apple Leisure Group, which includes an international travel business and a resorts division.
Carton House, originally built in 1739, will offer 170 bedrooms and suites when the multimillion euro refurbishment is completed, in addition to its two well regarded 18-hole championship golf courses.