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

Ireland Wins!

2011-03-25 12:00:00

The highly anticipated Ireland and England Six Nations game last Saturday certainly didn’t disappoint! I had planned to watch the match at home but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of some last minute tickets and instead headed to the Aviva Stadium to watch it live. Obviously ...

St. Patrick's Festival

2011-03-18 16:30:00

St. Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year that most Irish people, both home and abroad, look forward to. Some because of the extra day off work with a chance to celebrate their Irishness and others because it’s a chance to take a break on their sacrifice for Lent! Giving up ...

Hurling All Star

2011-03-11 16:00:00

Now that the election is over, the focus this week was on Enda Kenny announcing his new Ministers of State. Of course the appointment that would interest me the most was who he was going to chose as his Tourism minister. Although I was slightly surprised by his choice to put Transport, Tou ...

What a Great Week for Irish Cricket!

2011-03-04 17:00:00

It was great to see the Irish Cricket team get such a fantastic result against England on Wednesday, it was like "Italia 90" again reading the papers yesterday morning. I'll be up early on Sunday to watch the game against India, it would be amazing if they could spring another surprise and ...

Vote 123!

2011-02-25 10:00:00

The news this week has been all about election day and encouraging everyone to exercise their right to vote and go down to their local polling stations on Friday. Although I prefer to remain neutral when talking publicly about the election I can’t stress enough how important it is th ...

Rugby Week!

2011-02-18 17:00:00

I spent last Sunday afternoon in the new Aviva Stadium watching Ireland take on France in the Six Nations. It was actually the first Six Nations match to be played in the new stadium, and for any of you that have yet to visit the Aviva it’s an amazing place to watch a live match. It ...

The race is on

2011-02-11 17:00:00

The date for the general election was announced last week and this week the campaign really took off with the first debate at the start of the week. The politicians were all out in force canvassing to homes and business across the country. From a tourism perspective I’m delighted to ...

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