December 2013
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850

Red Carnation Hotels Voted “The World’s Best Places To Stay”
in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2014




Every year, Condé Nast Traveler sets the gold standard for international hotels, resorts and cruise lines with its prestigious Gold List. Properties are rigorously screened and rated by thousands of readers before a select few are awarded inclusion. This year, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is proud to announce that three of their award-winning hotels in the United Kingdom have been honored in the 2014 Gold List: Ashford Castle ’41’, and The Chesterfield Mayfair.“These awards are a tribute to our staff’s commitment and devotion to maintaining the highest possible standards,” said Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. “We thank the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for recognizing our efforts to provide our guests with an impeccable experience.”Ireland’s magnificent Ashford Castle once again earned a Gold List placement among “Ireland Hotels & Resorts.” Ashford Castle was also included in Condé Nast’s Platinum Circle , which celebrates consistent excellence in properties that have been included in the Gold List five years in a row. The former home of Ireland’s renowned Guinness family, Ashford Castle is a prominent property located on the shores of Lake Corrib against a breathtaking mountainous backdrop. Boasting one of the finest golf courses in the world, Ashford Castle is distinguished by its gorgeous gardens and stunning grounds. Dating to 1228, Ashford Castle is proud to be the oldest castle in Ireland and is undergoing a complete refurbishment for 2014.

The Red Carnation’s London properties are celebrated for their ideal locations and unwavering dedication to luxury. Overlooking The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, ‘41’ is a chic and intimate boutique hotel draped in black-and-white décor with accents of rich mahogany. Its personalized service and thoughtful attention to detail ensures it is consistently rated as a top two London hotel onTripAdvisor. In addition to being featured on the Gold List, ‘41’ was also named one of ” The Most Charming Hotels in the World .”

The lavish Chesterfield Mayfair is also perfectly situated to explore London. Offering unsurpassed luxury in the heart of Mayfair and Berkeley Square, The Chesterfield is discreetly tucked away from the noise of the city yet ideally positioned to explore the best features London has to offer: the glittering shops on Bond Street, Piccadilly, Buckingham Palace, and The British Museum are all nearby. Its quiet and understated elegance captivates guests, and The Chesterfield Mayfair is famous for old world courtesy and providing guests with “home away from home” comfort. The Chesterfield provides superb facilities and modern comforts, making it a favorite for business travelers and families alike.

About The Red Carnation Hotel Collection 
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is an award-winning collection of five- and four-star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Palm Beach, Ireland and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture, and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service, and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests.

For more information about The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, please call toll free from the USA/Canada at 1.877.955.1515 or from Europe, Australia and New Zealand at + 800.1698.8740. Visit us at or email
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About The TreadRight Foundation
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is a part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US$2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit: .

Red Carnation Hotels – Because We Care


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