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

Obama to visit Ireland!

2011-05-19 17:00:00

Not only have we had a visit from the Queen of England this week but we are also expecting a visit from the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. According to reports, he is due to fly into Dublin Airport at 10am on Monday morning and from there will visit our Presi ...

The Queen's Visit

2011-05-18 11:30:00

This week history was made and in time it’ll be one of those ‘where were you’ moments! The Queen of England arrived in Ireland yesterday morning making it the first time an English monarch has visited the country in 100 years. She is staying for four days and her itinerar ...

Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel's Birthday

2011-05-06 14:00:00

I was delighted that Brian O’Driscoll’s decision not to attend the Royal Wedding paid off because his second half try played a crucial role in Leinster’s victory last Saturday. The atmosphere in the Aviva was amazing as Leinster went on to beat Toulouse and will make it t ...

Royal Wedding

2011-04-29 15:00:00

After a week of warm weather it was great that the sunshine held up for Easter weekend and we were all able to make the most of it over the long bank holiday weekend. Unusually I didn’t actually have any commitments over the weekend and it was great to get to spend the time at home. ...

More Sports Sponsorships

2011-04-22 16:30:00

The weather has really put everyone in good spirits and it is evident throughout the hotels, with everyone having an extra spring in their step. It’s unusual but great to see our customers dining al-fresco in the evenings! I must admit I’m guilty of having a few meals in the ga ...

Carlton Sponsors Marathon

2011-04-08 13:00:00

What a week! I’ve been all over the country this week as we’re shooting videos for all the hotels and I decided to drop by to see how filming was going. It’s not every week I get to spend one day in Westport and the next in Tralee and Kinsale but with the weather we had t ...

New Carlton Hotel

2011-04-01 17:00:00

This week has been a bit of a hectic one for me as of course my attention has been focused on the new addition to the Carlton Hotel Group. On Tuesday morning we were delighted to announce the addition of the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown, formerly Plaza Hotel in Tyrrelstown, to the Carlton ...

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