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

Ballinasloe October Fair Returns

2011-09-30 16:30:00

The sporting news this week has been all about the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and it’s great to see Ireland doing so well in it. They followed their amazing victory over Australia with a 62 to 12 win over Russia last Sunday morning. I was one of the many Irish fans glued to the T ...

Great Weekend for Sport

2011-09-23 17:00:00

Last weekend was a fantastic weekend for sport both locally and internationally. Saturday began with an early start as I got up to watch Ireland take on Australia in the Rugby World Cup. Despite many commentators believing Ireland didn’t have a chance, they proved them all wrong and ...

All Ireland Football Final

2011-09-16 15:00:00

Last weekend saw my home county, Galway take on Wexford in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. Galway tried their best and despite battling hard they lost out on the title of All-Ireland Champions to Wexford. Congratulations to Wexford as they deserved the win but hopefully next y ...

All-Ireland Champions

2011-09-09 10:00:00

All-Ireland Final day is always a great time to be in Croke Park but last Sunday in particular was a great day for me. After watching both the Galway Hurling & Football Senior teams lose out on titles this year it was great to see the Minors bringing a title home to Galway. They played ...

New CSpa in Tralee!

2011-09-02 00:00:00

This week has been all about catch up after the utmost enjoyable but hectic 2 weeks of the ROT. I’ve been Dublin based for most of the week but I was down in Tralee again midweek to see how construction progress is coming along with our new C-Spa in the property. Thankfully it’ ...

GAA Sport Weekend!

2011-08-26 16:00:00

I have returned to Dublin now and back to reality as the Rose of Tralee Festival is now over for this year. It’s been a busy week for the Carlton Team as we have hosted at lot of the events in our hotels. I would like to say a big thank you to Anthony Smiddy and his team in the Carlt ...

What a Fantastic Night!

2011-08-24 16:00:00

2011 International Rose of Tralee was crowned last night, bringing another fantastic week of events to a close. I had to prepare myself for the difficult decision that was ahead of me! I spent the afternoon reviewing the many notes I took from the rose interviews. It was a great show with ...

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