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"No request is too large, no detail too small"

President & Founder Beatrice Tollman has built Red Carnation Hotels with a vision for service excellence and a passion for generous hospitality. Today the collection proudly stands at 19 exceptional properties around the world, each unique and special, whilst sharing the founding values that define the family-owned and run business.

The hotel collection is lovingly named after the signature flower Mrs. Tollman’s husband always wears, and this symbol of hospitality is also worn by every member of the team.

Red Carnation Hotels is a proud sibling of the Travel Corporation’s family of brands and works in proud partnership with its TreadRight Foundation to #MakeTravelMatter.

Dining under the stars at Bushmans Kloof



The guest experience is always at the heart of Red Carnation, where talented teams exceed expectations with warm and caring service, delicious cuisine and thoughtful touches. We also connect guests with the local destination through beautiful design, curated art collections, restorative wellbeing programmes, and authentic and meaningful local experiences.


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From The Milestone Hotel & Residences, a beautiful historic mansion hotel in the heart of London, to the truly iconic Oyster Box in South Africa, each Red Carnation Hotel is unique and characterful, with a legacy that we are honoured to continue across our exceptional collection.


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Red Carnation Hotels is committed to protecting the natural and cultural heritage found in each location. We are dedicated to building a sustainable future for the surrounding communities and wildlife, to maintain a sense of place for many years to come.

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Story of the Tollman

Family owned and run

Hotel 41

Renowned for excellence

Ashford Castle

Gifts from Red Carnation

Romantic turndown at The Milestone Hotel & Residences

The Gift of Luxury