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Welcome from our Managing Director

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

Election Time

Posted: 2011-02-04 17:00:00 Unlike last week I wasn’t lucky enough to get to spend the week in Dublin Airport and instead ended up down the south of Ireland for most of it! As I mentioned a recently, the Carlton Hotel Kinsale are currently undergoing refurbishments in their bar and thankfully have almost finished. I was eager to get down to see the work completed so far and I must say I’m delighted I did because the changes are amazing. The new layout of the bar now makes the most of the stunning views Kinsale has to offer and I must admit I’m looking forward to enjoying a pint in it! While down in Kinsale I took the opportunity to visit the Carlton Tralee as I had a few business meetings in the area. Following my meetings in Tralee I headed back up to Dublin Airport and luckily got to spe ...

Monster Movie in Donegal!

Posted: 2011-01-28 16:00:00 I spent most of this week in my office at the Carlton Dublin Airport as I had a few meetings in the area and it was great to get the chance to catch up on some paperwork as I’m on the road next week and won’t get much chance to do it! My weekend ended up being quite busy so I didn’t get the chance to go to Galway but I’d like to congratulate Connacht on their win against Cavalieri Prato on Saturday, I believe it was a great match! Hopefully they’ll make it three in a row in their match against the Scarlets on the 12th of February; I wish them the best of luck either way! There was a lot of talk this week about a film being shot in Donegal and how it’s driving revenue for the local businesses. Donegal Hotels, bars and restaurants on the Inishowe ...

Carlton Apprentice Awards Night

Posted: 2011-01-21 16:30:00 Thankfully I’ve managed to shake the dose of the flu I had last week and attend the Leinster match on Saturday. It was a phenomenal match and I was delighted that I got the chance to see it live, well done to the team on an amazing win. I had planned to call over to the graduation fayre at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel on Sunday but unfortunately I didn’t get the chance. I heard it was a great event though with Breffny Morgan, from TV3’s Apprentice, entertaining the models and staff throughout the afternoon. For any of you that follow the blog regularly you will know that we recently did a search for the Carlton Apprentice and Brendan Havlin from the Carlton Redcastle Hotel was chosen as the winner. The whole campaign was a great success and we were eager to rewa ...

Castletroy Wedding Showcase!

Posted: 2011-01-14 17:00:00 Like many others this week I was confined to my bed for a few days with an awful dose of the flu. Although I found it hard to stay cooped up inside it was a great opportunity to catch up on some paperwork and keep up to date with the latest news. However, while watching the news this week I was very sorry to hear about the death of Mickey Harte’s daughter Michaela and my sympathies go out to him and his family at this very difficult time.Last weekend was a busy one for the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel as they were at the Mid West Bridal Exhibition in the University Sports Arena in Limerick. I was delighted to see my fellow Rose of Tralee judge, Mary Kennedy, supporting local businesses this week on Nationwide. Mary was presenting the show from the exhibition and the event ...

Making Booking Easier!

Posted: 2011-01-05 00:00:00 Our marketing team have made it even easier to find us on your mobile and I wanted to share the news with you myself! We've made it easier for you to book our exclusive January sale by adding a QR code for the offer. All you have to do is scan the code with the QR reader on your phone and it will bring you directly through to our sale page. Enjoy your Carlton break!

Happy New Year

Posted: 2011-01-04 17:00:00 I’d like to begin by wishing you a very happy New Year and I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas break. I know the weather affected a lot of travel plans for Christmas and even though we had a white Christmas I don’t think anyone was too excited about it! In fact because of the snow the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport opened its doors on Christmas day to accommodate the stranded passengers at the airport. I must admit it was a first for me as I have never worked on Christmas day but it was all hands on deck in the hotel as we tried to give the guests the perfect day despite the odds. We went all festive in the hotel by offering a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, a carol singing competition and even a visit from Santa. Thankfully it ended up being a great succ ...

The New Carlton Apprentice

Posted: 2010-12-20 14:00:00 The Carlton Apprentice Challenge for 2010 has been a huge success and both myself and the board of directors are so proud of the ambitious young people working in our company, they represent the future and the energy for the Carlton Hotel Group. I would like to encourage all of the participants across all the Carlton Hotels be proud of their achievements throughout this competition.   The Apprentice final was held last weekend between Carlton Millrace representative Lisa Kehoe in the Whitewater Shopping Centre Newbridge and  Brendan Havlin of the Carlton Redcastle in The Pavilion Shopping Centre Swords. Both candidates performed extremely well throughout the competition but it all came down to voucher sales over the weekend and as always there can only be one winne ...