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

Wedding Winner Chosen

2012-04-20 17:00:00

It’s been another busy week for Carlton Head Office as the team prepare for the summer months. Our sales and marketing team have been working on new ideas to promote our hotels over the next few months in the lead up to the summer. From what I’ve been told so far it sounds like ...

Annual IGTOA Golf Event!

2012-04-13 17:00:00

It was a short week for me this week with Bank Holiday Easter Monday, not for the hotel’s though as it was a very busy week across the properties with plenty of families enjoying the Easter break.This week I had a very pressing engagement, I had to attend the (IGTOA) Irish Golf Tour ...

Busy Ballinasloe!

2012-04-06 14:00:00

The highlight of the week was the visit of President Michael D Higgins to the Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe on Wednesday. President Higgins was there as guest speaker at the USI congress which took place in the hotel from Monday. The congress itself was a huge success and wa ...

April Fool's!

2012-03-30 16:00:00

It’s been a glorious few days this week weather wise and it was great to see the hotels buzzing with happy people due to the few nice rays of sunshine, hopefully we get more of the same in the summer.It’s a busy time of year in Carlton Head office with all the plans for the Sum ...

Win a Wedding in a Carlton Hotel!

2012-03-22 17:00:00

As much as many of you would have no doubt loved the weekend to have extended into Tuesday, many of our staff were just beginning their few days off with the extended weekend being a very busy one across the hotels.The combination of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday and Mother’s D ...

St. Patrick's Weekend

2012-03-16 17:00:00

St. Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year that most Irish people, both home and abroad, look forward to. Not only do they look forward to the extra day off work but it’s a day that gives everyone a chance to celebrate their Irishness. My guess is there will be plenty of cele ...

All About Rugby!

2012-03-09 17:00:00

The talk in the sporting world this week has been all about Ireland's game against France last weekend. Following their victory over Italy, Ireland went into the game confident and fought well for the whole match. France put up a hard fight and it was definitely a game not to be missed. De ...

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