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.............

All-Ireland Round 2!

2012-09-28 17:00:00

I was disappointed for Mayo that they didn’t win the All-Ireland on Sunday but Donegal did deserve to win so congrats to them. Although I was technically neutral for the game, being a Galway man I was hoping a county from the West would win but in fairness the best team on the day wo ...

Westport Food Festival

2012-09-21 16:00:00

This week the main focus in the county of Mayo was preparing for the All-Ireland Senior Football Final against Donegal on Sunday. I’d say most of the county have been talking about nothing else all week other than the game in Croke Park this weekend. However, for our hotel in Westpor ...

Carlton Wins Family Award!

2012-09-14 16:00:00

Last week I was looking forward to the All-Ireland Final on Sunday but the game didn’t end with the result I was hoping for! Despite being the underdogs, Galway came on fighting and proved that they were capable of beating the Cats. Going into half time I really thought my home count ...

Galway Battle for All-Ireland!

2012-09-07 16:30:00

I spent this week in Dublin as I had plenty of work to catch up on in head office plus I had a few meetings to attend to. Even though I was stuck indoors for most of the week, it was great to see the good weather back, although we usually do get a good week as soon as the schools start bac ...

Paralympics & American Football!

2012-08-31 16:00:00

It was back to normal this week after spending so much time in Tralee recently at the Rose of Tralee Festival. It was great to get back to the office as I had plenty of work to catch up on but I am a bit sorry that the festival is over for another year. It is always a very busy time for me ...

A Memorable Week!

2012-08-24 10:30:00

What a week it has been! Each year the Rose of Tralee Festival seems to get bigger and more popular and also somehow manages to get better. It is a really busy week for me as not only am I a Rose of Tralee judge but being CEO of the Carlton Group means there are a few events I need to atte ...

The New Rose of Tralee

2012-08-22 12:00:00

Tuesday was another busy day for me as I prepared for another round of Rose of Tralee live interviews that night. The Roses on the first night did so well that I wasn’t sure if myself and my fellow judges were going to be able to choose a winner. I was looking forward to seeing what ...

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