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

Ireland qualifies for Euro 2012

2011-11-18 17:00:00

Last week I mentioned that I was attending the Eircom Spider Awards in the Convention Centre and although we didn’t win we had a great night. It was my first time at an event in the new Convention Centre and I was really impressed by it. We were shortlisted in the Travel, Tourism and ...

Carlton Tralee to host Dáithí's Wedding

2011-11-10 14:00:00

It’s been a busy week all round for the Carlton Group this week as there has been a lot of activity around the hotels. In Limerick, the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel were hosting the Irish Olympic Handball Team as they took part in competitions at the UL Sports Arena. The hotel were ...

New President of Ireland

2011-11-04 12:00:00

The big news this week was of course the announcement that Michael D. Higgins won the election last Friday and is now the new President of Ireland. This year’s presidential campaign was one of the toughest yet with many people calling it a dirty campaign as it seemed some of the cand ...

All Blacks win the World Cup

2011-10-28 16:00:00

The big news in sport this week was of course New Zealand’s victory over France in the final of the Rugby World Cup. Although the French had been written off by many of the commentators and spectators, they definitely weren’t going out without a fight and played hard throughout ...

Kinsale Spa Relaunch

2011-10-21 15:00:00

Last weekend was a busy one for me although I did get to fit in a few rounds of golf during a trip to Galway so it worked out very well for me! For the first weekend in a long time my time wasn't taken up with watching sports games on tv so I was able to get out and about while the weather ...

Carlton Castletroy win Wedding Award

2011-10-14 16:00:00

Last weekend was a disappointing one for Irish rugby supporters as Ireland were knocked out of the Rugby World Cup following their defeat against Wales. It was definitely hard to watch them lose after getting so far but Wales deserved the win as they played a better game on the day. It was ...

Day Out at the Fair!

2011-10-07 16:00:00

As planned I headed over to the Carlton Shearwater Hotel last Sunday to check out this year’s October Horse Fair. Huge crowds of over 60,000 people attended the opening day of the fair, plus they had visits from two of the presidential candidates, Mary Davis and David Norris. The fai ...

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