We Care

Red Carnation Hotels is part of the TTC family of brands and works in proud partnership with its TreadRight Foundation to #MakeTravelMatter.

Ashford Castle proudly holds a Gold Award in Green Hospitality, as well as a GREENMark Plastic Smart award, for our reduction and commitment to removing single-use plastics. Ashford Castle was the first hotel in Ireland to achieve the GREENMark Plastic Smart Standard in August 2019. In the 2019 Irish Tatler Awards, we were awarded Best in Sustainability for our initiatives in hospitality. 

A Historic Restoration


Since purchasing the iconic Ashford Castle in 2013, Red Carnation Hotels has invested substantially in a meticulous restoration and enhancement programme that has restored the castle to its former glory and preserved this historic property for future generations.

The age and scale of the castle presented unique challenges for the Tollman family, architects, designers and the extensive team of local workers, who together with local suppliers delivered a level of precision that ensured every detail was taken care of in a sympathetic manner – with breathtaking results.

 

National Geographic: Unique Lodges of the World


We are proud that Ashford Castle is part of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, which includes some of the planet’s most treasured places, while helping to protect them for generations to come.

The Lodges embody values of authenticity, enrichment and a dedication to preserving our planet’s diversity. The guest experiences they offer invite visitors to connect with the destination in a meaningful way.

 

Our Initiatives


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Sustainable luxury

With the subject of climate change on everyone’s mind, ethical travel is of ever increasing significance. It’s important to be aware of the small changes that can be made to avoid potentially detrimentally affecting local habitats. If you’d like to be a jet-setter with a conscience, discover how you can travel responsibly with eco-sensibilities in mind.
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Me to We

ME To WE is part of WE, a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering domestic and international change. We sell ME To WE chocolates in every hotel to help a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help directly benefit their local communities and the world.
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Sustainability Committee

Red Carnation Hotels supports and encourages a wide selection of green initiatives and is fully committed to sustainability. Our Sustainability Committee is led by Victoria Tollman (Director of The Travel Corporation, Red Carnation Hotels and the Bouchard Finlayson winery) and Red Carnation's Managing Director Jonathan Raggett.

Projects and progress

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ME to WE: Empowering women around the world

At all our hotels, we sell ME to WE chocolates. Here we explore how these chocolates are empowering women.

06th March 2020

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Make travel matter: take the pledge

The TreadRight Foundation's new video explores how individual choices make travel matter.

05th February 2020

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Celebrating 100 years of hospitality

For 100 years, our parent company, The Travel Corporation, has been perfecting the art of hospitality. 

30th January 2020

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