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Discussion in 'Luxury Hotels' started by uggboy, Aug 13, 2015.
Ashford Castle voted world's best hotel
I think virtuoso has some very strange awards.
Why? What's strange with this award? I'm glad that Ashford Castle gets recognized.
its Red Carnation I think the hotels they run are crap
Looking up Tripadvisor will reveal to us that the three top spots in London are all Red Carnation run/owned/managed hotels. Red Carnation is a privately owned luxury hotel chain and is known for their warm service, exemplary food, locations and fascinating, meaning individual designs of their rooms and public spaces. They've extremely high service standards and they're multi award winning. While we haven't stayed with Red Carnation so far, we've been following them in the news and looked up their properties quite a few times over the years and might stay with them in our future.
I'm glad they've restored the famous Ashford Castle in Ireland and now it's been voted best hotel in the world. Wonderful news and results indeed. All is good.
@uggboy I know this but its not for me I feel they are poorly designed!!!
Of course it's all about individual taste, most of their hotels are historic and listed, especially in the UK, they can't change much in terms of space and lay-out of their rooms, but they've an interesting decor which is individual, in a world of corporate sameness it feels like a fresh air, which is welcomed. Don't forget they're very strong on service, food and locations too, of course large sized modern rooms would be a wonderful bonus too, but the overall package on how they market, present and sell their hotels to guests seems to function pretty well, especially seeing the awards they've won and how famous their hotels are. Cheers!
The Milestone was suggested to me by a travel agent but I like pools
I've read lots about the Milestone, it's a gorgeous hotel, it's famous for their exemplary service and it's a boutique hotel in a superb location in the heart of London. We've often thought about of staying there as we like their design sensibility too. In regards of a pool, it's a historic townhouse hotel, I doubt they could pack a pool in the given space they've, but sometimes of course it's all in the balance of what a hotel offers and what a guest wants.
See the Milestone Hotel incl. resistance swimming pool...