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

Rose of Tralee Final

2010-08-24 23:50:00

After two very early starts in a row it was nice to get a bit of a lie-in this morning after a late night at the live show last night. There were no official duties to take part in this morning but I did have lunch with my fellow judges and the all the Roses this afternoon. Lunch was follo ...

First Selection Night!

2010-08-23 23:45:00

I had an early start this morning with the final set of group interviews beginning at 8.30am. Once the interviews were over I headed up to my room at the Carlton Hotel Tralee to prepare for the first round of live interviews in the Dome. As one of the judges of the Rose of Tralee I had to ...

Sunday in Tralee

2010-08-22 20:00:00

Fireworks and dancing completed last night's festivities, but it was off to bed early for me as I had an early start this morning.I was down for breakfast at 7.30am as I have a full day of Judging ahead. Twelve hours later and all the individual interviews are now complete. There are defin ...

Tralee Parade

2010-08-21 21:00:00

Today saw the first round of interviews taking place and although they went very well, there were lots of hoarse and nervous ladies. I'm not sure whether it was the ball last  night that left them hoarse or if it was just the nerves!All the Roses were on a high this evening getti ...

Rose Ball in Tralee

2010-08-21 10:00:00

The Rose Ball at the Carlton Hotel Tralee last night was full of glamour and excitement as the 32 Roses were introduced to the people of Tralee. Charmaine Kenny, the current Rose of Tralee, made a wonderful speech describing her action packed year and all the interesting places that she vi ...

First Night in Tralee!

2010-08-20 18:00:00

I traveled down to Tralee last night in preparation for the duties ahead of me as part of my new role as one of the judges of the Rose of Tralee. I met with the Rose committee in Tralee for dinner and we were joined by the current Rose of Tralee, Charmaine Kenny.We got a chance to look ins ...

Roses meet the Escorts

2010-08-20 10:00:00

As soon as the Roses arrived at the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel they headed straight up to their rooms to freshen up and get ready to meet their Escorts. When the Escorts arrived they lined up along the corridor to greet the Roses as they came down in the lifts while the Michael Bubl&eac ...

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