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

Selection Night One!

2012-08-21 12:45:00

As one of the Rose of Tralee judges I was up and about early preparing for the first round of live interviews in the Dome last night. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to prepare for this event along with interviews, practice rounds, sound checks and light testing. The Rose of ...

Amazing Weekend in Tralee

2012-08-20 11:00:00

Tralee was definitely the place to be this weekend as the Rose of Tralee International Festival was in full swing. The festivities kicked off with the Rose Ball in the Dome on Friday night and I must say it gets better every year. The Dome looked amazing, the food was outstanding and the e ...

Journey to Tralee!

2012-08-17 16:00:00

When I last updated the blog on Wednesday I was making the journey over to Westport to welcome the 32 Roses to the Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel. On their way over to Westport the Roses made a quick stop at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe for lunch. They were treated to a very d ...

Roses in Westport - Posted by Guest Blogger Garrett McGuinness

2012-08-16 12:00:00

On their journey from the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown to Westport, the Roses stopped for lunch at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel where they were treated to a Mad Hatter's Tea Party! They then made the journey to the West Coast and all of us at the Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel were delighted ...

Rose of Tralee is Back!

2012-08-15 14:00:00

The Rose of Tralee Festival is a very busy time for me but definitely something I look forward to every year. This year’s Rose Tour kicked off on Sunday as the Roses arrived at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown where they were due to stay until Wednesday morning. From what I’ve ...

The Roses leave Dublin - Posted by Guest Blogger Eveanna Ryan

2012-08-15 10:00:00

Very sad morning at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown today as we say goodbye to the 32 beautiful roses. I think Bruno will miss them most of all!!! A great night was had by all last night as we danced until the early hours of this morning with over 200 of our corporate guests and some very ...

Rose Tour Day 2 - Posted by Guest Blogger Eveanna Ryan

2012-08-14 00:00:00

The Carlton Fairy did indeed arrive thanks to our very good friends in the Yankee Candle Store in the Blanchardstown Shopping centre who gifted the girls with beautiful True Rose candles.  Another very busy day fro the 32 International Roses, time for a quick breakfast and then off th ...

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