News from Killeavy Castle Estate

Killeavy Castle Estate Triumphs on Global and Local Stage

- Posted on: 26/10/2021 -


Killeavy Castle Estate has been named the winner of the Luxury Castle Hotel (Europe) Award at the prestigious World Luxury Awards 2021, which took place in Mauritius in October.


The 4-star luxury Estate, nestled in the foothills of Slieve Gullion was recognised for epitomising the ethos of luxury and fine service throughout the Estate. 


The World Luxury Awards recognise establishments for world-class service excellence and are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote and are judged on brand, location and overall guest satisfaction as received back from our online reviews, amongst other criteria.


“We congratulate this year’s winners. True luxury is not easily attained. It takes highly efficient and dedicated staff who are willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and that no challenge goes unresolved. This is the definition of luxury. It is what makes the winners shine,” says The World Luxury Awards Marketing Director, Michael Hunter-Smith. 


Killeavy Castle Estate has also shone on the local stage, picking up two awards at the Greater Newry Area Business Awards. The Estate, which has as its centrepiece the stunningly refurbished Killeavy Castle, was named Best Tourism and Hospitality Business and Best Place To Eat (Best Restaurant and Bistro).


Jason Foody, General Manager at Killeavy Castle Estate said, “We are delighted to have won three such important awards this month. It is fantastic to be recognised on an international stage at the World Luxury Awards, but for us, our local awards are just as important. It is the outstanding support of our local community here in the Greater Newry area that allows Killeavy Castle Estate to be the successful business it is.”


“We could not achieve the high standards we hold ourselves to without the fabulous team of people at Killeavy. Through what has been a challenging year for the hospitality industry, our colleagues have been outstanding and shown true commitment to delivering a first-class service to our guests” he continued. 

Not only does Killeavy Castle Estate pride itself on giving guests a first-class experience, but it is also leading the way in sustainable tourism. With sustainability initiatives built into its ethos, the Estate is further developing its plans for the future with a new Estate Garden, Farm Store and a reforestation initiative that will see the replanting of Slieve Gullion with broadleaf trees.

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