Well for those who have never met me before, I am the Sales and Marketing Manager here in Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, I have just returned back to work after 22 months maternity leave (Irish twins)!!
I must say it is great to be back and to see the hotel so busy. I left in January 2011 when times were very challenging for everyone in all industries and even though we were holding our own, people just seemed a bit deflated. Returning back into the corporate world and away from kiddies TV and dirty nappies has been made so much easier with the change I can definitely see in the economy! People seem so much more optimistic and are talking about the future again, things are definitely on the turn and it is great to see!
So our week started with The Wedding Journal Show last weekend in Citywest, we had a stand at the event and had the lovely Rita Talty offering advice to all our potential brides and grooms and talking about the latest trends in America. We have loads of enquiries to follow up on.....it was a great show!
The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport was pretty hectic last week with conferencing, weddings and also our involvement in the Fingal Enterprise Week. The Fingal Enterprise Week was so successful and many of our staff attended the organised events all over the Fingal Area. The Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel were really fortunate to host the “Great Customer Care Builds Better Business” evening which was attended by many business representatives in the Fingal area. Guess who was presenting on Customer Service in the hospitality industry.....our very own General Manager Declan Meagher! The guest speaker attending the evening was Sen. Fergal Quinn, what an inspirational man! Everyone had a great evening and found the event really informative. Our Clouds Suite looked amazing and went down really well with the attendees. Fingal Enterprise Board really pulled out all the stops in organising the week's events and it was great to see it so well attended. Well done to all the organisers, we look forward to next year!
Next week is set to be a hectic one for us in the hotel, a full house every night and all our meeting rooms booked right through to Friday.....it's good to be back!!!