Carlton Abbey saves the day!
Another busy week for the Carlton Group began with a trip down to the Carlton Hotel Kinsale on Monday. I met with the hotel’s general manager John McGrath and I was delighted to hear they are forecasting for a good season and their order book is looking strong! They are actually currently sponsoring Kinsale Yacht Club White Sails Autumn race series, held for over 10 weeks.
After heading back up to Dublin Airport on Tuesday I was sorry to hear that The Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare went into liquidation this week. This unfortunately meant bad news for a lot of Kildare brides that had their weddings booked in the hotel. The Carlton Abbey Hotel received a number of calls from anxious brides who are now without a venue for their big day but I’m delighted to say the hotel were able to come to their rescue. Not only have they been able to accommodate the worried brides but they have also honoured any deposits paid to the Hazel Hotel. It was great to see the goodwill gesture from the hotel and I would like to congratulate Richard Nolan, the hotel manager, for stepping up to the brides rescue!
On Wednesday I was delighted to meet with Bill Cullen before he attended a meeting at the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Although I tried to fish it out of him, he wouldn’t give me any details on the outcome of The Apprentice but did say it is going to get very tough in the next few episodes! I was due to head down to Tralee this week to play golf with some of the Rose of Tralee committee but the bad weather got in the way and we had to cancel. Hopefully we will be able to organise it again soon as I do love a good game of golf! On another sporting note the Paralympic Council of Ireland are in Limerick at the moment training with the Irish team for the 2012 Olympics. If you want to meet some of the athletes you should head down to the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel this weekend as that is where they are staying!
Before I go I would just like to wish the best of luck to Devin Toner, who is making his debut on the Irish Rugby team against Samoa tomorrow. I’ll definitely be tuning in to see how he gets on!