A new partnership with the Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Joining an elite list of over 500 independent luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, Ballymaloe House Hotel has been selected to join an exclusive community of independently minded travellers and independently spirited hotels.
The first hotel in Ireland to join SLH Considerate Collection, handpicked for achieving the highest categories promoting biodiversity and and sustainable travel.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World have 520 independent luxury Hotels in more than 80 countries - www.slh.com.
The partnership with Ballymaloe House Hotel was announced by SLH at a prestigious event in Cannes in December 2022
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.”
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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