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

Ready for Spring!

2014-01-24 17:00:00

So we’ve nearly reached the end of January, just one more week to go and winter is over for another year. I have to say though it didn’t feel too much like winter this year as the weather was unusually mild. Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining, I just hope the ar ...

Calling all Newly Engaged Couples! - By Eveanna Ryan

2014-01-17 17:00:00

After the highs of Christmas and ringing in of the New Year, what better to continue that excitement of the season then planning all the big and little details for your special day? Planning your wedding day and looking for unique yet elegant ways to make it the most enjoyable and memorabl ...

Back to Reality!

2014-01-10 16:30:00

The first week back after the Christmas holidays is always the hardest and I’m sure some of you have an extra big dose of the Friday feeling today! We came back with a bang this week as our January sale was launched on Monday morning and it was so successful we extended it for a furt ...

Wishing You a Merry Christmas!

2013-12-20 16:00:00

I must start this week’s blog by congratulating the winner of our Carlton Apprentice competition, Katie Sludds from the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown. Katie had some tough competition from the other apprentices and I would like to congratulate them all on the great results they achiev ...

Final Week of Competition

2013-12-13 17:00:00

This year we launched the search for the Carlton Apprentice in October and four of our hotels put forward candidates to represent them. Apprentices from the Carlton Blanchardstown, Carlton Tralee, Carlton Dublin Airport and Carlton Shearwater Hotel have been working hard selling vouchers t ...

Christmas at the Carlton Shearwater - By Garrett McGuinness

2013-11-29 12:00:00

Having been a part of the opening team for the Carlton Shearwater Hotel it is fantastic to be back to this wonderful and unique property. With so many unique offerings including our spa ‘Heather and Earth by C Spa’, Marina Restaurant and Canal Bar, each visitor is spoiled for c ...

Ireland take on the All Blacks!

2013-11-22 14:00:00

As is usual with my job, I spent a lot of time travelling this week, but I did get to spend a couple of days in Dublin catching up with my colleagues in head office. It’s important that I keep up to date with their plans for the coming months so I try to have a review meeting as ofte ...

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