The recently restored Ashford Castle has unveiled a stunning new spa and gym, firmly securing its place as Ireland’s most luxurious year-round destination hotel. The new spa marks the completion of the two-year restoration and enhancement programme at the castle, which reopened in April 2015 and was recently named the Best Hotel in the World by luxury travel advisor Virtuoso. With its fairytale setting, range of relaxing treatments, state-of-the-art facilities, and magnificent views over Lough Corrib, The Spa at Ashford Castle provides a sanctuary of calm and serenity inspired by the location and history of this iconic building, parts of which date back to the 13th century.
General manager Niall Rochford commented: “The opening of The Spa is the final piece in the puzzle of the phenomenal restoration and renovation that Ashford Castle has undergone since we became part of the Red Carnation Hotel collection in spring 2013. Complementing the numerous amenities, including the new 32-seat cinema, billiard room, cigar terrace, children’s games room, and wine cellars for private dining and wine tastings as well as the array of outdoor activities such as golf, falconry, fishing, tennis, horse-riding and cycling, The Spa makes Ashford Castle a truly all-year round destination for the most discerning of guests.”