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

Carlton Hotels and the Apprentice

2010-09-17 17:30:00

As I’ve already mentioned we are responsible for the first task on TV3’s Apprentice this year and as a result I’ve had a very busy week. However, it has all been worth it and I’m really looking forward to Monday and meeting the contestants once again. Be sure to che ...

Cannonball Run

2010-09-10 12:00:00

I did mention on Monday that I had a very busy week ahead of me with a new project and I can now give details on what it is that has me so busy. The Carlton Hotel Group is responsible for the first task on this year’s Apprentice on TV3. We’ve been busy all week getting everythi ...

Tipperary are All-Ireland Champions

2010-09-06 10:00:00

What a day to be in Croke Park! Both the Minor and Senior Hurling matches yesterday were amazing to watch and the atmosphere at the stadium was even better. Kilkenny narrowly beat Clare to become All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions, finishing the match on a two point lead. Tipperary crushe ...

All-Ireland Final

2010-09-03 18:00:00

What an amazing week we’re having with the weather! As with every other year we got an Indian summer the week the kids go back to school. Unfortunately like many others I was inside working all week so I didn’t get to enjoy it but hopefully it’ll last for the weekend.The ...

GAA Weekend

2010-08-30 10:00:00

It was a great weekend in GAA sports with three fantastic football matches taking place over Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday I was delighted to see Dublin beat Laois in the All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Final in Carlow.It was a very disappointing day in Croke Park yesterday for both ...

Kildare to Win!

2010-08-27 17:00:00

Back in Dublin now and back to reality as the Rose of Tralee is now over. It’s been a busy week for us as we’ve hosted a lot of the events at our hotels. But I must say it was well worth it as the festival was a great success overall. I would like to say a big thank you to Thys ...

Judging Duties Finished!

2010-08-26 10:30:00

Tuesday night was a great success and I must admit the ‘socialising’ went on well into the wee hours this morning. However, the BBQ organised by Tralee County Council on Wednesday afternoon definitely helped to nurse a few sore heads!My official duties as a judge of the Rose of ...

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