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

5th Birthday Celebrations!

2012-06-01 12:00:00

I want to start by congratulating Ireland in their victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina last weekend. It was just a friendly match but it was great for the fans to watch Ireland win with a victory of 1-0 and we’ll hopefully be celebrating more victories in the Euros! Unfortunately we w ...

Cyclists in Westport

2012-05-25 16:30:00

The cyclists from An Post Rás stopped off at the Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel on Wednesday during their race around Ireland. The 2012 An Post Rás is an annual eight day, stage race around Ireland, taking place this week running from Sunday 20th to Sunday the 27th of May. The ...

New Dublin Rose

2012-05-21 16:00:00

The Dublin Rose selection night was on at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown at the weekend and the hotel was buzzing with excitement as a result! As I’m a judge for the Rose of Tralee Festival I can’t be involved in any of the other selection nights so I wasn’t at the hote ...

Roses & Rugby

2012-05-18 16:30:00

The preparations for this year’s Rose of Tralee are well under way and our marketing team have been working hard this week trying to decide on our PR campaign this year. It’s hard to believe that it’s our fifth year to be involved in the Rose of Tralee Festival. The Carlt ...

Rugby News!

2012-05-11 00:00:00

This week I’m all about rugby as I was at the Irish Rugby Union Players Association (IRUPA) player of the year awards ceremony on Wednesday night. The Awards were held at the Burlington Hotel and I attended with our Sports Sales Developer, Kevin West. One of the big winners on the ni ...

Connemara Mussel Festival

2012-05-04 15:00:00

Last weekend was a great weekend for Irish rubgy with both Leinster and Ulster winning their respective games meaning this year’s Heineken Cup will be awarded to an Irish team. Leinster played a great game against Clermont in Bordeaux on Sunday and although it was a close call they m ...

Mini Explorers Club - Posted by Guest Blogger, Sophia Weir

2012-04-27 17:30:00

This is the first time I’ve been invited to write on Michael’s blog so it’s probably best to start by introducing myself! I am the Director of Spa Operations for the Carlton Hotel Group and as part of my role I ensure that our Mini Explorers Clubs are available for you ac ...

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