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

Carlton Mini Explorers

2011-06-24 11:30:00

As I mentioned earlier in the week, TV3 were filming Ireland AM live at the Carlton Hotel Kinsale yesterday morning and it was a great success. I didn’t make it down to Kinsale myself as I had meetings in Dublin but I did manage to catch a few hours of the show on TV and I was deligh ...

TV3 in Kinsale

2011-06-21 15:00:00

Thankfully I wasn’t too busy at the weekend and was able to catch the hurling match between my home county Galway and Dublin on Saturday night. As a Galway supporter it was a hard match to watch but I must admit the better team won on the day and we missed out on a spot in the Leinst ...

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport's Birthday

2011-06-16 17:00:00

It’s that time of year again and the sports news this week has mainly been about one of the biggest racing festivals in the UK, Royal Ascot. Although I didn’t manage to make it across the pond to watch the racing live, I have caught some of the highlights. I know I admitted to ...

The next Rose of Tralee?

2011-06-10 10:00:00

Another long weekend over but unfortunately we didn’t get the heat wave we were promised. I’m sure many of you took the barbeque out of the shed on Friday evening and put it back in on Saturday! Even the sunny weather that traditionally comes with the start of the Leaving and J ...

Rose of Tralee Returns

2011-06-03 13:00:00

This has been a busy week for us at Carlton as we prepare for the return of the Rose of Tralee festival this year. This weekend we have the regional finals in Portlaoise from today right through the weekend. As I’m a judge on the final I can’t be involved in the judging of the ...

Ash Cloud Returns

2011-05-27 13:00:00

It’s all over now, both the Queen and President Obama have left and the Dublin traffic is back to normal, although still as busy as ever! One thing I meant to mention in my earlier blog post this week was Enda Kenny’s speech on Monday. Despite the negative comments made by some ...

President Obama in Ireland

2011-05-24 13:00:00

What a great weekend! On Friday I got to play a great round of golf at the Bunclody Golf Club and then on Saturday I travelled to Cardiff to watch the Heineken Cup final and the game certainly didn’t disappoint! Although by the end of the first half it looked like Leinster had been d ...

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