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Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort Voted "Ireland’s Leading Hotel"

The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club (The K Club) Voted
"Ireland’s Leading Golf Resort"

By World Travel Awards

Adare Village, (Co. Limerick); Kildare, (Dublin), Ireland … September 2011 … Adare Manor, located near Limerick and Shannon International Airport, and adjacent to charming Adare Village with its storied thatched roof houses, is one of western Ireland’s most exclusive Five Star, gothic castle hotels.  It is also “Ireland’s Leading Hotel,” according to the World Travel Awards, which have been described by The Wall Street Journal as the 'Oscars’ of travel and tourism. 
Another of Ireland’s most renowned resorts, the Five Star Kildare Hotel, Spa and Country Club, affectionately known as The K Club, which is near Dublin City Centre and Dublin International Airport and was the host of the 2006 Ryder Cup as well as the 2011 Big Break golf reality series, was voted by the World Travel Awards as "Ireland's Leading Golf Resort.”
“We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition,” says Anita Higgins, general manager of Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort.  “We strive every day and with every guest to be one of the very best hospitality experiences in Ireland, and are so pleased to have this recognized by the World Travel Awards.”
“We are just thrilled with this honor,” said Michael Davern, CEO and general manager of The K Club.  “Our award-winning golf experience is matched by the exceptional resort amenities at our K Spa, in our restaurants, and throughout the property and its destination near Dublin.”  Mr. Davern continued with, “This is another important award for us in 2011, as earlier The K Club was selected as AA Hotel of The Year.”
There are many hospitality awards throughout the world, but only one World Travel Awards.  This year, a phenomenal 213,000 industry professionals participated in the voting process, which is scrupulously monitored and independently audited.
Since World Travel Awards ‘burst’ on to the international travel and tourism scene 18 years ago, the organization has been making a steady and significant, long term impact.  It has taken a global lead on one of the most important aspects of travel and tourism – the quality customer experience.
Arguably, excellent customer experience is one of the last differentiators in hospitality. It is for this reason that the World Travel Awards have become renowned and coveted.  Many companies believe that they deliver superior customer experience, but sadly, this is often not matched by the perceptions of their customers.  World Travel Awards' aim has been to encourage world-class competition, to stimulate innovation and creativity, and to ensure travellers receive exceptional value.  To learn more about the World Travel Awards, visit
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About Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in Co. Limerick is one of Ireland's leading Five Star castle properties. The 840-acre Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort is the ultimate luxury vacation destination, offering a variety of deluxe accommodations, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed championship golf course, luxurious spa treatment rooms, world-class dining facilities, fishing, shopping, sightseeing, and a host of other estate activities which will intrigue even the most experienced travellers. It is situated along the River Maigue and next to the village of Adare, one of the most picturesque places to visit in all of Ireland, and just 25 minutes from Shannon International Airport. For more information on Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort and for reservations, visit  Adare Manor is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

About The K Club

The K Club is a multifaceted resort set on 550 acres and on the banks of the River Liffey in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland.  Just 30 minutes from Dublin International Airport and Dublin City Centre, the resort includes a 69-bedroom hotel which is this year’s AA Hotel of the Year; two Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf courses – The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Palmer Course, The K Spa and several restaurants and bars.  The resort has staged 13 European Opens and The Ryder Cup 2006.
Winner of several accolades for both its hotel and golf offerings, The K Club is renowned as one of the world’s premier golfing destinations.  Other facilities and activities offered on site include conferencing, fishing, horse riding, archery, wine cellar and art & history tours. There is a dedicated Health and Fitness Club, the extraordinary K Spa, and a Kids Club which runs daily.
The magical setting of the resort, the magnificent grounds and stringent attention to detail and service has made the property a firm favorite with golfers, families, business travelers, spa goers and wedding couples.  The K Club offers excellent value-added packages for the corporate, leisure and incentive markets.  For more information on packages, services or for best available rates offered log on to   The K Club is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.


 Ken Ellens

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