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

Olympic Swimmers

2012-03-02 13:00:00

I was delighted that I got the chance to watch Ireland take on Italy in the Six Nations game on Saturday. It was definitely a match worth watching as Ireland beat Italy 42 – 10, which was great to see after their defeat against Wales. Hopefully they’ll be on form again this Sun ...

Wedding Giveaway

2012-02-24 15:30:00

I’ve been based in the office for most of the week so I’ve had a chance to catch up on what’s been going on in Carlton head office lately. I’ve been getting filled in on all the latest campaigns and marketing activities and as always am delighted to see there’ ...

Soccer Stars in Limerick

2012-02-17 17:00:00

Last weekend didn’t quite go as planned as the Ireland and France rugby game was postponed due to the weather conditions in Paris. Along with the rest of the country I’ll now have to wait until the 4th of March to watch the game. I did get to watch the Wales and Scotland game o ...

Love is in the Air!

2012-02-10 17:30:00

Whether you celebrate it or not you can’t hide from the fact that Valentines Day is just around the corner. Being a hotel group Valentines is one of the busiest holidays in the year and from what I have witnessed this week our hotels are in full swing preparing for it! Our marketing ...

Carlton Apprentice Awards

2012-02-03 17:00:00

As I mentioned briefly in my post last week, we had the Carlton Apprentice Awards Night at the Carlton Hotel Kinsale last Thursday. For those of you that have been following my blog you’ll know we recently ran a competition to search for the new Carlton Apprentice, following the succ ...

Achill Half Marathon Launch

2012-01-26 16:00:00

I’ve been out of the office more often than in it this week as I had a lot of meetings and appointments in other hotels and locations. I might get to see my desk at some stage next week but so far I’m enjoying being on the road again as its been a while! On Wednesday I was at t ...

Carlton on TV

2012-01-20 17:00:00

It’s been another busy week at Carlton head office for us all as we make plans for the coming year. We’re looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead of us this year and with the work we’ve completed over the last few weeks we’ve certainly planned for ...

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