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

First TV Night in Tralee

2011-08-23 14:00:00

Yesterday was a bit hectic here in Tralee for myself and the other Rose of Tralee judges as we had quite a bit to do before the live interviews aired from the Dome last night. As with last year though we did get through it all and were ready to go in plenty of time.The Dome at the Carlton ...

The Rose Ball

2011-08-20 10:00:00

Yesterday was a busy day in Tralee for me as I had a lot to do before getting ready for the Rose Ball last night. The Ball took place in the Dome at the Carlton Hotel Tralee and the night was a great success. The Dome looked fantastic as did the many Roses and guests at the event. There we ...

The Roses meet the Escorts

2011-08-19 16:30:00

There was great excitement in the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel last night when the 32 Roses arrived, anxiously looking forward to meeting up with their escorts. The escorts couldn’t believe their fortune when they were eventually introduced to the girls before a Gala dinner at the h ...

Roses in Galway

2011-08-18 13:00:00

Last night the Roses attended a Night of Cabaret at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Galway and overall the night was a great success. There were over 450 guests at the event in aid of the Ballinasloe Town Hall Committee. A great night was had by all with fantastic live performances and a g ...

Roses in Blanchardstown

2011-08-17 13:00:00

Last night’s Gala evening at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown was a great success. The evening had joint celebrations as it marked the first official night of the Rose of Tralee Tour but also the Grand Opening of hotel, the newest edition to the Carlton Group. I must say the hotel lo ...

Rose Tour Begins!

2011-08-16 16:00:00

The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport were delighted to welcome the 32 Roses on Sunday night as the Rose Tour for 2011 officially began! On their first night there was an informal reception in Clouds Restaurant where the Roses were given their official Rose of Tralee sashes. Many of the Roses h ...

Who will be the new Rose?

2011-08-12 17:30:00

Although my two counties are out of the running for the Sam Maguire in the All- Ireland Football Championship, I still tuned in to see Dublin beat Tyrone in Croke Park on Sunday. It was a good game but I think that Dublin were the better team on the day, and I think Donegal will put up a g ...

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