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

Apprentice Week 10

2010-11-23 13:00:00

The task for the Apprentice’s this week was set by Phillips and Harvey Norman and involved the candidates creating a cinema advert for a new Phillips coffee machine. Bill mixed the teams by moving Panos over to Elev8, and then selected him as project manager for the team and Ciara as ...

Celebrities in Castletroy!

2010-11-18 12:30:00

Yesterday was a busy day for the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel and although I wasn’t available to make it down I heard all about what went on! Last night the hotel hosted Alan Quinlan’s book launch, an event that seemed to be attended by the whole of Limerick! Not surprising th ...

Apprentice Week 9

2010-11-16 11:30:00

This week’s task for the Apprentice candidates was set by Spar and involved creating a marketing campaign for a new and innovative Irish product and then presenting it to Spar. For the task Bill mixed up the teams again moving Panos and Jamie to Fusion and Barry, Dave and Niamh to El ...

Carlton Abbey saves the day!

2010-11-12 16:30:00

Another busy week for the Carlton Group began with a trip down to the Carlton Hotel Kinsale on Monday. I met with the hotel’s general manager John McGrath and I was delighted to hear they are forecasting for a good season and their order book is looking strong! They are actually curr ...

Carlton Cup

2010-11-11 16:00:00

The Carlton Cup five a side football tournament took place on Sunday for the third year in a row in Bunclody, Co. Wexford. For the past two years the Carlton Millrace have won the cup so rivalry was high on the day between all the teams as they were all eager to see the Millrace beaten.All ...

Apprentice Week 8

2010-11-09 13:00:00

The task for the candidates this week was set by Appleby Jewellers, their third year to be involved with the Apprentice. For the task each team had to create a viral video promoting Appleby’s new website and then present their idea at a breakfast meeting. Bill left the teams as they ...

Tralee Film Festival

2010-11-05 17:00:00

I've had the pleasure of visiting two of the hotels this week, Carlton Tralee and Carlton Castletroy to overview some of the soft refurbishing that have been happening in the properties. Tralee is buzzing with the Kerry Film Festival, this year Siamsa Tire becomes the hub and hom ...

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