The first week back after the Christmas holidays is always the hardest and I'm sure some of you have an extra big dose of the Friday feeling today! We came back with a bang this week as our January sale was launched on Monday morning and it was so successful we extended it for a further 24 hours. Many of you took advantage of our 50% reduction and booked dates throughout the year in each of our hotels. It's great that so many of you now have a break in a Carlton Hotel to look forward to, hopefully it'll help you get through the January blues!
This week I had the chance to catch up with all our general managers on Wednesday as we gathered at the Carlton Dublin Airport for a meeting. It was great to get the chance to meet them all at once as I had a lot to catch up on after the busy festive season. The feedback I got was great and the hotels seemed to be very busy over the holidays which is always a great complaint!
Also this week the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport had their Christmas party last night which I heard was a great night. It might seem strange to have a Christmas party in January but as our hotels are so busy in December they need to have their parties a little later than the rest of you. Before I go, I must congratulate Monika Kuczynska who was awarded 2013 employee of the year and Ines Guerra who was awarded 2013 manager of the year by the hotel's general manager, Declan Meagher.
I'll leave it at that for this week......hope you all have a great weekend!