We are excited to announce that as from December 2022, we have been recognised as one of a select number of hotels in Ireland to be recognised among the Small Luxury Hotels of the World & the first establishment on the island of Ireland to be listed in the Considerate Collection.
The list of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, or SLH for short, is curated by a community of independently minded travellers who have personally visited, verified & vetted all of the hotels in more than 90 countries, all of which are listed on the website www.slh.com.
Ballymaloe House Hotel was approached & invited to consider joining the SLH elite family of over 500 independent luxury hotels & resorts worldwide. The news was announced by SLH at a prestigious event in Cannes earlier this month.
General Manager, Laura Behan said:
“I am delighted to become part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World family & excited that Ballymaloe House has been chosen to represent Ireland on this luxurious international stage.”
Marketing Manager, Helen Cuddigan added
“This is a fabulous bonus for everyone who works so hard here, we look forward to working with Small Luxury Hotels, welcoming its international community & maximising this opportunity to promote Cork to the world.”
We are further elated to be recognised as the first Irish listing in the SLH Considerate Collection. This collection comprises outstanding, actively sustainable hotels, each displaying strong alignment with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) framework. Hotels with no more than 50 rooms, are often independently family owned, champion their local communities & cherish their culture & environment. Laura Behan added, “Ballymaloe House Hotel boasts an impressive sustainable tourism footprint, proving that luxury can be compatible with longevity.”
Dan Luddington, VP of Development for SLH, said;
“Ballymaloe House is a very special, one of a kind place. It is a perfect fit for Small Luxury Hotels of the World, but beyond this, we are also thrilled to see it qualify for our Considerate Collection of actively sustainable luxury hotels. The positive impact that the Allen family continues to have in the local area is quite remarkable. Environmentally, they care deeply for wildlife conservation, for rewilding & regenerative farming, & they’ve always placed a huge emphasis on sourcing local food. In the house itself, not only do they continue to restore & rejuvenate the building, they seek to radically reduce their carbon footprint with solar panels on the farm house roofs & biomass boilers fed from their own straw bales. Ballymaloe House & its people are proof that staying small & staying independent is the way forward.”
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