The threat posed by climate change and the need to preserve natural resources are some of the most important issues facing us today. At Ashford Castle, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to confront these problems head-on, and have instituted a Green Team to investigate and implement the ways we can contribute to this global process.
We are committed to our community and dedicated to social responsibility. Supporting local charities, conservation, preservation, nature, heritage and green initiatives including the personal development of each member of the Red Carnation team, is at the heart of everything we do.
Since purchasing the iconic Ashford Castle in 2013, Red Carnation Hotels have invested substantially in a meticulous restoration and enhancement programme that has restored the castle to its former glory and preserved this historic property for future generations.
The age and scale of the castle presented unique challenges for the Tollman family, architects, designers and the extensive team of local workers, who together with local suppliers delivered a level of precision that ensured every detail was taken care of in a sympathetic manner – with breathtaking results.
National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
We are proud that Ashford Castle are part of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, which includes some of the planet’s most treasured places, while helping to protect them for generations to come.
They embody values of authenticity, enrichment and a dedication to preserving our planet’s diversity. The guest experience they offer invites visitors to connect with the destination in a meaningful way.
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From "Me To We"
ME To WE is part of WE, a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering domestic and international change. A social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help directly benefit their local communities and the world, their teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education.
The new chocolate bars to be sold in the hotels have been voted the best chocolate in Ecuador. It is ethically sourced, benefits cacao farmers and gives back to WE Village communities – supporting education, health and food programming.
The Green Team
Our green initiatives are all supported and encouraged by Red Carnation Hotels, as a family run brand they are committed to acting sustainably. Red Carnation have reached a number of green milestones and donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to charities such as Great Ormand Street Hospital and The Starlight Foundation.