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September 25, 2013

K Club Wins Best 5 Star Hotel In Ireland Award


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The Five AA Red Star K Club has just been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Five Star Hotel’ in Ireland at the annual Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards.  Now in its 25th year, the Gold Medal Awards are recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the Irish hospitality industry. Judged by hospitality experts the awards acknowledge the very best the industry has to offer.

Host Sybil Mulcahy TV3 and Michael Davern CEO and GM The K Club The awards evening was held in Dublin, hosted by TV3’s Sybil Mulcahy it was a glamorous affair where the great and the good of the hospitality industry gathered.
Michael Davern, CEO and General Manager of The K Club accepted the award on behalf of The K Club and said, “This is a fantastic honour and is testament to the hard work of all our team.  We were the very first Five AA Red Star property in the country and to this day we continue to deliver excellence in both product and service. We love what we do, we take great pride in our work and genuinely enjoy looking after people and ensuring their stay with us is truly memorable.  I want to thank the judges for this award and to say that we will continue to work hard not only to meet our discerning customers’ expectations but to exceed them.”

The K Club was opened in 1991 and is regarded by many as one of the finest country house hotels in Europe.  The property is owned by Dr. Michael Smurfit and is well known for its excellent golf courses, superb food and beautiful grounds.

The resort is home to two Championship Golf Courses - The Palmer Ryder Cup Course, venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup and The Smurfit Course, host venue for several European Opens. There is also a resort spa, health club and swimming pool, several restaurants and bars, tennis courts and fly fishing on the grounds. The property has won several accolades in recent years including AA Hotel of the Year 2011, Ireland’s Best Golf Resort and Best Wine Experience at last year’s Gold Medal Awards.

There was strong competition in the five star category and the other nominees included; Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Club, The Dylan Hotel, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Sheen Falls Lodge, The Europe Hotel & Resort, The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, The Killarney Park Hotel and The Westbury Hotel.

For more information on The K Club log on to or call (01) 6017200, email