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

Kinsale Gourmet Festival

2010-10-08 17:00:00

I’ve had another very busy week this week splitting my time between Dublin and Ballinsloe for the events at the October Fair. There has been a lot happening this week and the Rose of Tralee Clare even made an appearance in Ballinasloe at the Carlton Shearwater’s Fashion Show on ...

Apprentice Week 3

2010-10-05 12:00:00

The task for this week’s Apprentice on TV3 was set by Lucozade to promote their new ‘Lucozade Sport Lite’ drink. The task was a marketing task whereby each team had to create a marketing campaign for the new drink with a billboard ad and slogan. Bill mixed the two teams u ...

Fish Restaurant Launch Night

2010-10-04 12:30:00

Following a busy week in Dublin I travelled to Westport on Thursday afternoon to attend the official launch of the Fish Restaurant at the Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel. On arrival I met the team, all brimming with excitement ahead of the big night they had planned. It didn’t disappoin ...

Ballinasloe October Fair

2010-10-01 14:00:00

As you know I was asked to judge the Queen of the Fair in Ballinasloe last week and I must say I had a great time doing it. It was brilliant to get the chance to reprise my role as a judge following my experience on this year’s Rose of Tralee. For this judging role I was joined by Mi ...

Apprentice Week 2

2010-09-28 11:30:00

Along with the majority of the population I tuned in to TV3 to watch the Apprentice last night and the show as always didn’t disappoint! Last night saw Unislim and Today FM come together to set this week’s task for the candidates. The objective of the task was to create a menu ...

Apprentice Feedback!

2010-09-24 16:30:00

I did know this week was going to be a busy one but I wasn’t quite prepared for the amount of feedback we received on the Apprentice. Following the show on Monday night, we were inundated with calls from our business partners and customers congratulating myself and the Carlton Group ...

Busy Week Ahead!

2010-09-20 17:30:00

I must start by saying congratulations to Cork on their win against Down in the All-Ireland Senior Football Final yesterday. It was a close call with Down leading for most of the match but they were beaten by one point in the end which made for compelling viewing.I have a very busy week ah ...

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