Welcome from our Managing Director, John Varley

As Managing Director of Carlton Hotel Group, I'd like to welcome you to the Carlton Hotel Group blog. The Carlton Hotel Group was established in 2004 and since then has developed as one of the premier Hotel Groups in Ireland. In the past 9 years Carlton has grown substantially from operating one hotel to having a presence in many locations throughout Ireland.
Through this blog it is my aim to give you an insight into what's going on in all of our hotels plus my opinions on current affairs, general activities and events. I will also by inviting some of my colleagues to write on the blog, giving you more opinions and insights into what's going on at Carlton. If you have any questions or queries on any of the posts please leave a comment and I will respond at my earliest convenience. Enjoy reading.............

That time of year again already?

2012-11-16 17:00:00

I must start by mentioning the Ireland V South Africa rugby game at the Aviva last Saturday afternoon and despite a strong performance by the home team, it unfortunately wasn’t enough to win. Ireland were the stronger team in the first half and were nine points ahead going into half ...

Obama Re-elected

2012-11-09 14:00:00

This week some of our sales and marketing team travelled over to London to attend the World Travel Market. It has been a very successful event in the past for us and from what I’ve heard this year went just as well for our team. They were fully booked up with meetings over the three ...

Happy Halloween

2012-11-02 16:40:00

It’s always the same after a bank holiday weekend, back to the office Tuesday to try fit a full weeks work into four days. But I’m not complaining because it’s always great to get a long weekend, plus the week flies by when it’s really busy and before you know it, i ...

Rose Reunion - Posted by Guest Blogger Michelle Ryan

2012-10-26 17:00:00

Just to let you all know I have recently moved from the Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel Westport to the Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe and what a start it has been for my new appointment. You really do hit the ground running in this business.Wow......the Carlton Shearwater Hotel has ...

Carlton Shearwater wins Wedding Award

2012-10-19 16:00:00

It’s been a really busy week for me but I can’t complain really because it’s much better to be kept busy! I mentioned last week that our hotels are busy preparing for the Halloween mid-term and from what I’ve heard most of them are nearly fully booked so there&rsquo ...

Mini Explorers Halloween Breaks

2012-10-12 15:00:00

I spend a lot of my time travelling around the country, attending meetings and visiting our hotels, so when I get to spend a few days in my office at the Carlton Dublin Airport I always take the opportunity to catch up with our sales and marketing team. This week their focus was on pushing ...

Kilkenny are Champions

2012-10-05 17:00:00

Last Sunday afternoon was the second round of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final, the match I had been waiting for since the 9th of September when my home county Galway drew against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Final. The first time Galway took on Kilkenny in this championship, in the Lei ...

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