The five star Adare Manor in Limerick, which re-opened in November last year after a meticulous refurbishment, has been named as one of the world's top hotels for 2018 by Travel + Leisure magazine.
The 'game changer' property made the US magazine's 'IT list' which details their top 'new and reborn' hotels around the world.
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Adare Manor is one of the countries most luxurious wedding venues, reopening in late 2017 after a two year long hiatus.
The restoration, which CEO Colm Hannon called 'a labour of love', took 21 months to complete and saw the creation of a new 42 bedroom wing (bringing the number of rooms at the manor to an impressive 104 bedrooms) and a huge new ballroom which can cater for up to 350 wedding guests.
“Adare Manor was created by its original owners to delight, astonish, and impress," said Hannon, "and we continue to hold ourselves accountable to that vision today, which is vividly alive in this new guest experience, and even further reflected by our world-class team, whose personalised service is what makes Adare Manor feel like home.”
The limestone-clad extension was designed to complement the detail of the original manor house, which now boosts a plush La Mer spa, a pool and a relaxation area, as well as a cinema room.
The manor will open its remodelled golf course - the redesign of which was led be world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio - in March next year.