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New GM for Carton House in Ireland ahead of June reopening

Martin Mangan has been appointed General Manager of Carton House, a Fairmont-managed hotel and one of Ireland’s most significant and historic country house hotels.

Mangan, who is joining ahead of the hotel’s much anticipated reopening in June, said, “This summer the multimillion-euro total renovation of Carton House will be unveiled, and I am delighted to join at this incredible moment to usher in the next chapter of one of Ireland’s oldest estates.

“The renovation over the last two years has been significant, bringing the estate back to the heights of its great house splendor, magnificently refurbishing historic state rooms and preparing the hotel for hospitality on a grand scale, just as this imposing estate was originally intended.”

Mangan joins Carton House in Maynooth, County Kildare as General Manager as it celebrates its first summer as a luxurious Fairmont managed property. He brings 25 years of luxury hospitality experience from leading hotels in London and Dublin.

A former President of the Irish Hospitality Institute, past Chairman of the Dublin Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation, and a current National Council Member of the IHF, Mr. Mangan was also Chairman of the Dublin Tourism Marketing Taskforce, and has received many accolades over the years, including the Irish Hospitality Institute Hotel Manager of the Year.

John Keating, Area General Manager, Accor Luxury Brands Scotland & Ireland, said, “Martin is an award-winning hotelier, renowned for the finest hospitality experiences and we are delighted to welcome him to Carton House as General Manager.

'Martin is a passionate professional with a wealth of experience to build a thriving culture for guests, the hotel team, and the wider community. The doors of Carton House will reopen this summer at this unprecedented time and what an incredible team and experience await our guests.”

Mangan added, “I am delighted to join Carton House and the Fairmont family as we prepare for our first summer after such a magnificent refurbishment.

“The entire estate looks wonderful, and it is a credit to the owners and the teams of craftspeople and specialists who have been working to such a high standard for almost two years to bring this important country house back to its original glory.

'Myself and all the team at Carton House are so excited to welcome our first guests to experience this historic property as it was meant to be experienced — an extraordinary house to call home.”