Cashel Palace Hotel Interiors

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Luxury
  • Company/Firm
    Emma Pearson Design Ltd + Smallwood Architects Ltd
  • Lead Designer
    Jonathan Dinnewell
  • Other Designer(s)
    Emma Pearson + Smallwood Architects Ltd
  • Architect
    Smallwood Architects Ltd
  • Interior Designer
    Emma Pearson Design Ltd + Smallwood Architects Ltd
  • Photo Credit
    Michelle Chaplow, Hotel Essence photography
  • Location
    Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Project Date
    1 March 2022
  • Project Link

The aim for Cashel Palace was to have the traditional country house charm and 5 star hotel luxury, whilst capturing its original grandeur. The 300 year old historically significant building is at the heart of Cashel, opening as a globally favoured hotel in 1962, closing in 2014 as a loss to the town.
The project involved new extensions and sensitive restoration of original buildings to create an opulent hotel. Combining the old and new into a unified hotel with a country house feel required a sympathetic blend of traditional and contemporary luxury. Restoration and new works are to the same quality as the original construction to ensure durability.

The interior starting point was to celebrate the original features such as ornate plasterwork and panelling. Each room has unique colours, art and antiques, combined with 5 star amenities to create calm sanctuaries with comfort at the design forefront. The new spa extension is more modern in style, where practicalities were a design priority, yet it was vital the finishes were warm and tactile.
Cashel Palace’s interior design is timeless, blending the traditional and modern to reflect the heritage of craftsmanship and design in Ireland.

Smallwood Architects is an award winning company with nearly 50 years of experience, specialising in providing a very personal service to clients in delivering beautiful buildings of the highest quality. With offices in London and the West Country and a strong team in Ireland we are happy to provide services throughout the UK as well as internationally.

Other prizes
International Property Awards