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

Gala Ball in Galway

2010-08-19 14:30:00

Before arriving in Ballinasloe the Roses stopped off in Birr to try out their Camogie skills, where the Washington DC Rose displayed her natural skills by winning the puck fada striking the ball and all in front of her!  The Gala evening in aid of the Stargazer Lily Foundation was a g ...

Roses in Ballinasloe

2010-08-18 18:00:00

The Roses were up early this morning and greeted by an unusual sight in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Captain Morgan was there to greet the ladies in his full pirate attire as they got ready to leave Dublin. However, it was a bit too early to partake in a glass of the famo ...

A Night in Dublin

2010-08-18 12:00:00

It was a late one last night at the Carlton Dublin Airport with Des Willoughby and Frankly Bublé entertaining us into the small hours. At one stage some of the Roses even joined in with Frankly Bublé on a rendition of Mustang Sally. During dinner I found out about some of the ...

Rose Tour of Dublin

2010-08-17 00:00:00

Walking through the lobby of the Carlton Dublin Airport this morning was an interesting sight with all the Roses getting ready to leave on their tour of Dublin. The ladies in the office were fascinated by the fashion which was lost on me but I was taken aback by the Kerry Rose who appeared ...

Getting to know the Roses 2010

2010-08-16 00:00:00

This is the third year that the Carlton Hotel Group have sponsored the Rose of Tralee Festival but it is the first year that I am on the judging panel and I must admit I’m really looking forward to my new role.Monday morning began with breakfast at the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport fo ...

Sunday Sports

2010-08-15 00:00:00

Tipperary really put up a fight against Waterford at Croke Park on Sunday and definitely deserved to win as they were by far the better team on the day. I’m looking forward to Tipperary putting up the same battle against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final on Sunday 5th September.Acros ...

Champion Sportswomen

2010-08-14 00:00:00

It was great to see Grainne Murphy triumph on Saturday with a silver medal in the 1500 metre freestyle competition in the European Swimming Championships, especially after narrowly missing out on the bronze medal on Thursday. Cheering on my native county Galway in the Senior Camogie semi-f ...

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