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Two Irish hotels are named among the most luxurious in the world

Two Irish hotels were named among the world’s most luxurious places to stay by a leading travel site.

Condé Nast Traveller is an upmarket travel magazine which focuses on the most glamourous and luxurious destinations and hotels in the world

The magazine has released its ‘Gold List’ of the best hotels in the world for 2020. It describes the hotels on the Gold list as being ‘all-time favourite hotels’.

Adare Manor

The list was compiled by writers of Condé Nast Traveller

Irish hotels Adare Manor in Co Limerick and Dublin’s Westbury Hotel both make the grade.

Condé Nast Traveller Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens said: “The brands we have chosen across the world are everything classic and everything outstanding.”

Adare Manor, which is owned by JP McManus and his family is no stranger to high profile recognition and has recently been awarded a Michelin Star for its Oak Room Restaurant.

The magazine wrote: “This is a welcoming place without pretension – a remarkably understated lobby and check-in area are pleasantly filled with a congenial mix of hushed world travellers, inbound and outbound from Shannon Airport.

“This summer, the manor will debut a new indoor pool, two paddle-tennis courts, a yoga studio and a steam room/sauna.”

Westbury Hotel was praised for the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, as well as the stylish rooms and proximity to Dublin.

It stated: “It’s the little things that matter here, such as the team’s genuine warmth and desire to help guests tap into the Dublin scene – whether engaging them with an expert-led art walk or guiding them to the city’s new foodie highlights.

“The owners’ collection of gallery-grade Irish art hangs in the drawing room, while the glam Sidecar Bar has butter-soft, caramel leather banquettes to roll into over a couple of killer cocktails.

“This is a rooted hotel that offers a window on contemporary Dublin without peddling the usual Irish clichés.”

Click here for a video tour of Adare Manor

For more information visit Condé Nast Traveller.