The Dublin Home of the Roses - By Guest Blogger Declan Curtis
It is hard to believe it has been 12 months since we last hosted the 32 International Roses here at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown but yesterday we were thrilled to welcome the 2013 roses and our hard working friends on the Rose of Tralee team. It is the first opportunity for some of the International Roses to meet and get to know the Regional Roses and I'm sure it is both exciting and nerve wracking for them, but over the last 3 years of meeting these young ladies what I am sure of is that this is an experience that they will remember forever.
2013 see’s another strong year with 32 accomplished and charming Roses gracing our hotel for 3 nights as they visit some of the most famous landmarks in Dublin including the Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park. During their visit to Dublin the Roses will also be treated to a night of wining and dining at the Carlton Blanchardstown and we're hectic here at the moment preparing for it! It's definitely all systems go in the hotel today but I know I speak for everyone here when I say how thrilled we are to be able to do this for the Roses. Along with the Roses we will also have over 200 other guests at are event tonight and if the last two year's are anything to go by it's going to be a great one!
I better get back to the preparations but I just wanted to say a very warm welcome to the Roses on behalf of everyone here at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown and my colleague Eveanna will be blogging tomorrow to fill you in on how the night went!