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April 29, 2010

Ashford Castle Wins Green Award

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Ashford Castle, Ireland’s most historic five-star castle hotel, was recently honored with the Gold Medal for Environmental Management at the Green Hospitality Award ceremony, held in Galway, Ireland. Ashford Castle was one of 16 hotels throughout Ireland to win an accolade, and one of six to receive a top honors with a Gold Medal.

The Green Hospitality Award (GHA) is considered the standard for environmental management within the hospitality industry of Ireland and is recognized as the most successful environmental management program in Europe. GHA is the only Irish environmental program recognized internationally, and currently has 165 members throughout Ireland. Positive results of the organization’s efforts include reducing waste in landfills by 50%, reducing water consumption by 50% and reducing energy consumption by up to 30%.

“This is an honor for the entire team at Ashford Castle,” says Niall Rochford, General Manager of Ashford Castle. “Our staff is dedicated to providing the best in service and hospitality while simultaneously caring for our surrounding environment. We want to enjoy the beauty of Ashford Castle…of Ireland…of the world, and be able share this with generation after generation, and we are dedicated to doing all in our power to make sure this is the case.”

www.ashford.ie

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