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

The Rose Tour Begins - Posted by Guest Blogger Eveanna Ryan

2012-08-13 14:00:00

The 32 beautiful Roses arrived late last night and have spent their first night of three here at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown. To make them feel at home they each recieved a box of Lily O Brien's chocolates in their rooms when they arrived! At the moment they are up and about looking e ...

Ireland's Golden Girl

2012-08-10 17:00:00

The Olympics are now in full swing and this week has been one of the best so far for the Irish athletes. On Monday evening Katie Taylor secured a place in the semi-finals and guaranteed herself at least a bronze medal as she beat Great Britain’s Natasha Jones. Not content with the br ...

Galway Racing Festival is Back!

2012-08-03 17:00:00

Let me start by congratulating my adopted county Kildare on their victory over Sligo last Saturday evening. Kildare secured their place in the All Ireland Senior Football Quarter Finals with a 0-13 to 0-4 win against Sligo and will now go on to face Cork this Sunday. Cork are the strong fa ...

Bedroom Gymnastics?

2012-07-27 13:00:00

The big news this week is of course the Olympic Games in London and the opening ceremony tonight. There will be 80,000 spectators at the opening ceremony and an estimated 1 billion television viewers. I know I’ll be one of those 1 billion as there has been so much hype surrounding th ...

Is Tralee the new Lisdoonvarna?

2012-07-20 17:00:00

This week at Carlton, Rose of Tralee fever has really kicked in! Our Sales & Marketing team have just launched this year’s Rose of Tralee campaign and I can’t believe it’s that time already. I know I probably say it ever year but it doesn’t feel like the last on ...

The Wedding of the Year - by Guest Blogger Brigeen O'Sullivan

2012-07-13 17:30:00

Well the day has finally arrived! The sun was shining on the wonderful couple Dáithí & Rita Ó’Sé today as they were married in Dingle.  We were delighted to welcome them and their guests to the Carlton Hotel Tralee this afternoon where the party i ...

Galway are Leinster Champions!

2012-07-10 12:00:00

What a weekend to be from Galway! The whole city was buzzing with the events around the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race and the city did us proud. People from all over the world were in the city of the tribes for the weekend to celebrate the finale and it was a great success. The festivitie ...

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