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October 17, 2013

No.1 in Europe…

.. and 4 in the top 15.

Yes the results are in from the latest Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards – and so we would would like to say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to 4 of the hotels in the Top 20 Resorts in Europe:

Top 20
.. whom we have had the great pleasure to worked with over the past few years – providing images for them to use to show the world what they have to offer.

The Lodge at Doonbeg
.. who we last talked about shooting for here: Nothing between here and America & here in September of last year.

Dromoland Castle
.. who we last talked about shooting for here: Capturing the atmosphere and also when they won the 2012 Fodor’s top 100 hotels in the world Royal pedigree award.

Ashford Castle
.. who we last talked about shooting for here: Welcome to Ashford Castle as well as back in July 2010 when we first meet.

.. and Mount Juliet
.. who we talked about shooting for in May of this year as well as back in November 2012.

Plus an even bigger CONGRATULATIONS to Ray and everyone at the Lodge at Doonbeg for not only being ranked number one here in Europe, but for also being ranked number 20 the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World:
Top 100

“What appears to be an aristocrat’s stately nineteenth-century seaside manor was in fact built in 2006 by the developers of South Carolina’s Kiawah Island and designed entirely by Americans. But what is very real about Doonbeg (and all that really matters) is its stunning setting on a remote whitecapped bay in west County Clare, the perfection of its every detail, and staff who are easily among the most welcoming in Ireland. Accommodations are in one- to four-bedroom suites with high ceilings, gas fireplaces, kitchens, and sumptuous beds. The centerpiece of the resort is the Greg Norman–designed course mowed through the rolling marram grass dunes.”

Which as you can see from their most recent ad…
.. they are extremely proud of too – and rightly so, as that is an absolutely astounding result.

So a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to each of you once again – a fantastic result indeed – and thank-you too for choose us at ampimage to capture you’re places – which we’d obviously like to think, (greatly) helped add to your success here smile

From Marie, me and the rest of the team @

November 15, 2012

Royal pedigree award.

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We have worked in the incredibly stylish Dromoland Castle a few times in recent years. It is a fabulous 5 star hotel in County Clare where the Manager, Mark is the ultimate professional; totally hands on and has always been a pleasure to work with.

So we were delighted when he told us this morning that they have just been named as one of the 2012 Fodor’s top 100 hotels in the world. We are thrilled for Mark and his team – and very pleased too that it was one of our images…
Top 100 hotels
.. that Fodor chose to represent Dromoland Castle.

This was a surprisingly tricky shot – and one where we had to wait several hours for the light to fade – which we talked about here: Capturing the atmosphere – but it was clearly worth the wait 🙂

Hotels with a noble lineage were all the rage this year, perhaps due to the world’s obsession with Will and Kate and the runaway success of Downtown Abbey. Monarchs, aristocrats, and cardinals have slept in our 13 Royal Pedigree hotels from England to Peru. These labyrinthine castle, grand country estates, and colonial palaces will cosset you like a globetrotting royal, too.

So a huge Congratulations to Mark and the entire team in Dromoland Castle for this prestigious recognition.

From Marie, Carl & me @

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