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

Tralee Triathlon - By Guest Blogger Sarah Brosnan

2013-05-03 15:30:00

The Tralee Triathlon will be held here on 29th June and the Carlton Hotel Tralee is partnered as the premier place to stay for the event. So, needless to say it is important for all involved that registration levels are high. “How can we help?” I asked at a planning meeting. T ...

Carlton Group in Cornell

2013-04-26 17:30:00

This week the Carlton Group went stateside as three of our managers travelled to Cornell University in New York! Declan Curtis & Eveanna Ryan from the Carlton Blanchardstown and Barry Kilroy from the Carlton Shearwater Hotel were there for one of their modules on Fáilte Ireland& ...

Corporate Night in Dublin - By Guest Blogger Aoife Smyth

2013-04-19 16:00:00

There has been a lot happening in the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport since I spoke to you last. Firstly we are delighted to welcome our new sous chef, Kenneth Olivarius, who joins us from Harvest Grill and Tapas House in Longford. With his training in the Art Institute of New York City, Kenn ...

Galway Rose Selection Night

2013-04-12 17:00:00

It has been quite a busy week for our hotels with plenty going on around the country which is great to see. It always tends to get much busier from Easter onwards – all we need now is for the weather to improve and we’re all set! One of the big events over the weekend was the G ...

Easter in Westport - By Guest Blogger Garrett McGuinness

2013-04-05 17:34:00

All has been busy in the Carlton Atlantic Coast and indeed beautiful Westport for the Easter Period. While temperatures have been below the norm, we have been fortunate to have blue skies and sun for most days, allowing guests to take advantage of the fantastic Green Way Cycle path to Achi ...

Launch of Tralee Central Hotel

2013-03-29 16:50:00

It’s been strange one this week as we’ve been preparing for the busy Easter period in our hotels but the weather makes it feel more like we should be preparing for Christmas! Thankfully though the snow hasn’t stopped families from travelling and our hotels are very busy w ...

A Meal with a View - By Guest Blogger Dean Diplock

2013-03-22 17:00:00

As the head chef at the Carlton Hotel Kinsale I make sure to source local, seasonal produce to use on all our menus.  I like to blend the best that North, South, East and West Cork has to offer, and showcase these products on all our menus. With Kinsale being the Gourmet Capital of Ir ...

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