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Carton House
Co. Kildare

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Carton House inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide
Recognising and celebrating the finest historic hotels in 47 countries around the world
 Wed 27th March 2024

Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, has been inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (United States of America) for recognising and celebrating the finest historic hotels around the globe.

Historic Hotels Worldwide promotes heritage and cultural travel by featuring a prestigious collection of historic treasures including historic hotels and other historic lodgings spanning more than 10 centuries in 47 countries around the world.

Hotels inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide® are authentic historic treasures, demonstrate historic preservation and celebrate historic significance. The hotels encourage revitalisation and enhance preservation of magnificent architectural and cultural legacies.

The organisation’s website,, provides a global historic emphasis celebrating the finest historic independent to hotels from all hotel brands, chains, and collections.

“Historic Hotels Worldwide is honoured to induct Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, which was originally built as a palatial estate in 1739,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We commend the Mullen family, their leadership team, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts for their careful historic preservation work. stewardship and vision that will allow future generations of travellers to experience this unique historic destination.”

Located in Kildare, Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, is a brilliant holiday destination rich in history. Its origins harken back to the early 18th century, when Robert FitzGerald, 19th Earl of Kildare, developed the current structure. The timeless Palladian mansion is set on 1,100 acres of sweeping Kildare parkland waiting for cultural heritage travellers to explore its history and heritage, its nature and wildlife, its flora and fauna.

As travellers step through the doors of the magnificent hotel, where the historic and new blend seamlessly together, they are taking a step back in time to experience the lives of the Irish aristocracy who once resided here. The original period details of the manor house merge harmoniously with the contemporary luxury touches one would expect to find from a luxury resort, perfectly paired with a warm Irish welcome to create an unforgettable guest experience.

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