Hat-trick of awards for Monaghan business

Castle Leslie Estate in Monaghan has received three awards.

A Monaghan based business has received a hat trick of awards at the World Travel Awards.

Castle Leslie Estate in Monaghan has been named ‘Best Boutique Hotel in Ireland’, as well as the Great Place to Work as well as the ‘Gold Award 2023’ from Green Hospitality.

The announcement was made by the World Travel Awards at an event held in Batumi Georgia on Friday 29 of September 2023.

“Castle Leslie Estate is delighted to win, for the second year in a row, the coveted 2023 World Travel Award for Ireland’s Best Boutique Hotel. These awards are the highest honor in global tourism,” says

This is the second year in a row that Castle Leslie won the coveted 2023 World Travel Award for Ireland’s Best Boutique Hotel, one of the highest honours in Global Tourism.

CEO of Castle Leslie Estate Brian Baldwin, said “It is a delight to win this award again and we are very pleased to celebrate the achievement with our colleagues and peers in the travel and tourism industry. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.’’

Now in its 30th year, the World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to "acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries".

More good news was announced by the illustrious Monaghan estate this week as they achieved the ‘Gold Award’ from Green Hospitality by implementing an Environmental Action Plan focusing on Energy, Waste & Water Management. This is based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and EU Ecolabel Criteria and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.

And finally, for the hat trick, Castle Leslie Estate has been awarded a ‘Great Place To Work’ again for 2023/24.

The accreditation process is based on direct feedback from the team that work at Castle Leslie Estate, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.

Castle Leslie Estate’s exceptional performance and attractive, employer-orientated workplace makes them one of the best places to work in Ireland. Kevin Kenny, General Manager tells.

“Our team works tirelessly every day to deliver a warm and friendly service to our guests and, in return, we are committed to providing them with a great workplace where they are happy working and have pride in what they do. We are determined to continuously develop our workplace, ensuring the business remains an inclusive, supportive and enjoyable space for all our valued colleagues.”

Great Place to Work® (www.greatplacetowork.ie) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

Through assessment tools, consultancy services, and certification programmes, Great Place to Work® recognises Best Workplaces™ across the world in a series of national lists including those published by The Irish Times and Fortune magazine (USA).

Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognise truly outstanding workplace cultures.