Sarah Slazenger with Niall Gibbons Tourism Ireland Award Asia Matters

Powerscourt Estate Announced Winner at Asia Matters Business Awards

Sarah Slazenger with Niall Gibbons_Tourism Ireland_Award_Asia Matters

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry has been awarded the Regional Asia Business Initiative Award at the culmination of the Asia Matters Business Summit 2018. The inaugural awards event took place on Monday 19th November at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin.

Presented by Asia Matters in partnership with the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Asia Matters Business Awards recognise Irish Companies who have achieved strategic success in Asia. Sponsored by PWC, IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, the judges were looking for evidence of clear business results through ‘innovative and well executed Asia specific strategic approach’ to the market.

Sarah Slazenger, Managing Director of Powerscourt Estate, discusses her pride in winning this award: “We are so delighted to be named as winner among such prestigious nominees. Our commitment to the Asian Market and expanding our marketing reach started in 2014 with the visit of the then First Secretary of the Chinese Peoples Party, Mr Lui Yunshan. Since that time we have worked closely with Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland, Wicklow County Council and Wicklow Tourism to develop key relationships within the Asian market to welcome and facilitate visitors from Asia and specifically China. In 2017, visitors from China grew by 47%, making them the third-most important market in terms of visitors to the gardens. It is a wonderful honour to receive this award and recognition for our ongoing commitment in this area.”

Powerscourt Estate is one of Ireland’s iconic tourism destinations. Ranked as one of the top 10 visitor attractions in Ireland, it receives over half a million visitors annually. In 2014, Powerscourt Gardens were ranked No.3 in the World’s Top 10 Gardens by National Geographic. The Gardens were designed from 1731 onwards, with the desire to create a garden which was part of the wider surrounding landscape. The creators were inspired by international influences from Europe, the Americas and Asia. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks.

The Powerscourt brand is associated with a distinct heritage, elegance and timelessness. Also located within the Powerscourt Estate are two championship Golf Courses, Ireland’s Highest Waterfall, the Five Star Powerscourt Hotel, Cool Planet Experience and the Powerscourt Distillery.

Powerscourt Estate Team with Award_Asia Matters 2018

 

 

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Powerscourt Estate

*COVID Update – April 2021* 

Further to the government announcements, the Powerscourt Estate team is pleased to inform you  that from Monday 12th April we will be able to welcome visitors from the rest of County Wicklow, and those living within 20km of Powerscourt Estate.

In line with the latest Government guidelines, we can welcome back visitors and annual members to enjoy the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk (members only). The Garden Pavilion is also open for essential retail. The Golf Club will reopen to members from the 26th April.

During April the Gardens are open from 9.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 10.30 to 17.30, with last admission 30 minutes before close.

The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30 pm.

The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.

Avoca Café Restaurant
Avoca Retail (Visit avoca.com for details)
The Design Loft
Neptune by Global Village
Powerscourt Hotel
Powerscourt Distillery
Cool Planet Experience

To keep you and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.

Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.

Best wishes, ⁠⁠

Powerscourt Management⁠