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 7

2010-11-02 12:00:00

This week’s task for the candidates was set by Cadbury’s and involved creating a ‘Village Fun Day’ to promote the new Spots V Stripes campaign. The teams would each be sent to a small town where they would have to create and run a fun day. Again Bill chose the proje ...

The Carlton Apprentice

2010-10-29 17:00:00

Following the success of our participation in TV3’s Apprentice, this week we launched our search for the Carlton Apprentice! With over 900 employees in the group we received a lot of applications but we have narrowed it down to 11 candidates. Sarah O’Neill, the latest of Bill&r ...

Apprentice Week 6

2010-10-26 11:00:00

The task for the candidates this week was another marketing challenge, this time for Ford to promote their new Fiestaval campaign. The teams were asked to create a calendar for Ford using photographs from a festival, depicting key party moments with the car. Again the task was not too diff ...

New Sponsorship

2010-10-22 17:00:00

I’ve been fairly busy this week with meetings and as a result I spent most of the week based in head office at the Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel. However, I did get to take some time out of my day on Wednesday to take part in a photo shoot at the North Kildare Rugby pitch near Maynoot ...

Apprentice Week 5

2010-10-19 12:30:00

The object of this week’s task was to create a bus shelter billboard advertising WEEE Ireland Recycling plus a marketing strategy for the billboards. I thought it was a fairly simple task and one that would give the candidates a chance to be creative. Once again they proved me wrong! ...

Kevin Dundon in Castletroy

2010-10-13 17:00:00

I’ve been based in Dublin Airport this week as I had a few meetings in the area but I hope to head over to Limerick tomorrow evening to the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, where Kevin Dundon will be doing a cooking demonstration.Kevin Dundon is a well known celebrity chef and propriet ...

Apprentice Week 4

2010-10-12 11:00:00

On this week’s show the Apprentice candidates took part in another direct sales task, this time for Ryobi tools. It was a straightforward task whereby the two teams had to set up a stand in Woodies and sell the tools, plus record a slot with Alan Hughes for Ireland AM.Fusion decided ...

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