Headfort Arms Hotel Blog

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Headfort Reaches For The Stars!

Posted in  Company News by Linda Higgins 0 comments

Our landmark hotel in the heritage town of Kells is celebrating the recent news of its award of Four Star Classification by the state Tourism and Quality standards board Fáilte Ireland. This wonderful accolade was bestowed upon the family-run establishment that has been owned by the Duff family for almost 50 years. The building - once the townhouse of the Marquis of Headfort - operated as a hotel for more than a century before Tom and Peggy Duff returned from London in 1972 to carry the mantle into the millennium. Now in the hands of the next generation, Vincent and Olivia, the hotel has continued to thrive, expand and improve through the ups and downs of the Irish economy with an accumulation of accolades and awards along the way. 

 
"This is an amazing milestone for us as a family and as a business," said Olivia Duff. "It is the result of a considerable amount of hard work, investment and vision for us to reach this day and we are absolutely thrilled. It sets a marker for us now to continue to improve and expand, but it would not have been possible without our great team of staff - many whom are with us so many years - and who embody best the Headfort style of great hospitality and a warm welcome."
 
"We are really proud to call our selves Four Star," added Vincent. "It is great - not only for us as a business and our loyal customers - but it is also fantastic for the town of Kells and the future of tourism in the town. It is a huge boost of confidence for everyone involved and we hope that it will translate in to further business."
 
The Headfort has long been a landmark hotel for weddings, family occasions and meetings and is a venue that is renowned for its warmth of hospitality and service. Currently offering 45 bespoke bedrooms, the hotel has recently submitted planning permission for a further 10 bedrooms to accommodate its growing wedding market, as well as tourism and business visitors to the region. This expansion will further enhance our four star offering and make more accommodation available for the town of Kells and region.
 
Our sincere thanks to all of our loyal customers for their continued support! 

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