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Welcome from our Managing Director

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

Dogs Trust Supporters Day

Posted: 2013-06-21 16:30:00 There has been plenty going on around our group office this week, it’s great to see the team so busy with preparations for the months ahead. Works are under way for all our Rose of Tralee promotions this year and from what I’ve heard so far there is a lot organised for Facebook. No doubt there will be plenty of competitions and giveaways in the lead up to the Festival so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page over the next few months. As part of our Rose of Tralee campaign this year we are also working closely with Dogs Trust Ireland but I can’t reveal too much at this stage! Speaking of Dogs Trust, they had their Supporter’s Appreciation Days this week and as they are our chosen charity for 2013 we were delighted to be able to support such a great ...

Summer in Kinsale - By Guest Blogger Patrick Shields

Posted: 2013-06-14 17:00:00 The summer season is truly upon us at the Carlton Hotel & C Spa Kinsale and what better way to enjoy it than with the weather we've been having here in West Cork, it has been a joy. We were fortunate enough to have clear blue skies and bright sunshine for our fabulous brides & grooms who celebrated their wonderful weddings over the June Bank Holiday Weekend and long may it continue. Next on our calendar is the end of school term and the summer holidays and we are really looking forward to welcoming our family visitors to the Carlton Kinsale. We are also offering our Mini Explorer Breaks again this year so parents can have a break too knowing their children are having an amazing time in our kids club.The Gathering 2013 is in full swing in West Cork this year. Many communit ...

Mini Explorers in Dublin Zoo

Posted: 2013-06-07 16:30:00 Hasn’t the weather this week been incredible? It looks set to continue for the weekend so no doubt there will be barbeques all across the country tomorrow and Sunday. I’d say some of you even dusted it down and used it during the week, any excuse to spend some time in the garden! It’s not often we get nice weather so when we do we like to make the most of it. Last weekend the weather wasn’t quite as nice but that didn’t stop people from all over the country travelling to the Phoenix Park to attend the Bloom Festival and visit Dublin Zoo. The Carlton Group were at Dublin Zoo on Saturday, Sunday and Monday over the bank holiday promoting Mini Explorers Family Breaks. We were there last year and it was such a success we decided to go back again this yea ...

Summer in the C Club - By Guest Blogger Elaine Kelly

Posted: 2013-05-31 17:00:00 I was thrilled to get the opportunity to write a guest blog for the Carlton Shearwater Hotel so I figured I’d fill you all in on what’s been going on in our C Club! It has been a busy time at Health & Fitness by C Club here at the hotel. With the weather being…..unpredictable….shall we say, our members have been working hard and have kept up their training routines, which usually start to fade after Easter. Well done to our members for keeping up the good work! Between the pool, gym & exercise classes, we have loads to help keep them focused and motivated. Now all we need is some good weather so everyone has a chance to show off all their hard work at the beach! For our little members, we have had swimming lessons but our “learn to swim&rdq ...

New Road to Blanchardstown

Posted: 2013-05-24 16:00:00 This morning I took a trip over to the Carlton Blanchardstown to attend the official opening of the N2/N3 link road in west Dublin. The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar spoke at the launch in Blanchardstown this morning and I was delighted to get the opportunity to meet with him. It was interesting listening to him speak as he pointed out that “this new road is not only a link between two motorways and an alternative route to and from the airport, but it will also bring vital business to the area.” He also spoke about the exciting new employment opportunities that the new road is sure to bring, explaining that one local employer is already planning to develop a site along the road which will create new jobs. The road works have been causing some ...

Blanchardstown & The Roses - By Guest Blogger Declan Curtis

Posted: 2013-05-17 14:00:00 Here at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown we are continuing to build on our reputation as the ‘Dublin Home to the Rose of Tralee’ in 2013. We were delighted to host a Rose of Tralee Mock Wedding recently, in aid of Chernobyl, with the charming 2010 Rose of Tralee Tara Talbot as the bride and 2012 Escort of the Year Ian Cullinane as the groom. Ian and the 2010 Donegal Rose, Maria McCole, were the driving force behind this fantastic event that welcomed a crowd of over 200 guests and some very familiar faces. We are also delighted to be welcoming back the Dublin Rose Selection Night on the 20th June. I have no doubt that the event will bring out some very strong candidates for the Festival this year! Speaking of this year’s Rose of Tralee, myself and the team are al ...

Thank Carlton it's Friday!

Posted: 2013-05-10 17:00:00 The Carlton Shearwater Hotel have been working on ideas to promote their food offering locally and the latest offer is proving to be a great success. The hotel have been giving away free samples of their fish & chips on Fridays from 4pm to 6pm as part of their ‘Thank Carlton it’s Friday’ promotion. They launched the offer in conjunction with the launch of their new Facebook page and it seems to be going down well with locals, residents and Facebook fans alike. People always say there’s no such thing as a free meal but there is at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel! Make sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details on similar offers and promotions at the hotel. In other Carlton new this week, the Carlton Blanchardstown and the Carlton Shearwate ...