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We’re switching off! Switch off, too!

Posted in Bonnington Group, Bonnington in the Community, Public Service Announcements with tags , , , , on March 29, 2012 by bonningtontower

On Saturday, 31st March, we will again be supporting the worldwide Earth Hour initiative. We have been taking part in the annual Earth Hour celebrations since 2008 and on Saturday, we will be switching off all external lights on our building for one hour between 8.30 – 9.30 p.m.

We will also be reducing light levels in our public areas and in the Cavendish Restaurant and Healey’s Bar & Terrace.

The Cavendish will offer an a la carte dinner menu by candle light, while Healey’s Terrace will be lit by torches and Healey’s Bar will serve flaming cocktails.

We hope you join us in marking this year’s Earth Hour! You can find out more about this initiative at http://www.earthhour.org.

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TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 – Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers scoops two awards!

Posted in Bonnington Group, Bonnington Guest Comments, Bonnington in the News, Public Service Announcements with tags , , , on January 18, 2012 by bonningtontower

2012 certainly started with a bang for us here at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers! We’ve just learned that we’ve been awarded not just ONE, but TWO TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards!

These coveted awards are voted for by millions of real travelers, who review hotels on TripAdvisor every year and are split into several categories. Find out more about the awards here.

The Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers was selected as one of the “Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in the Middle East” and one of the “Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Middle East”.

The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards logo has already been added to our TripAdvisor listing page:

As a fairly new hotel in Dubai and an independently managed and family-owned hotel, we’re very proud to have made it into these lists and would like to say a big thank you to everybody who reviewed us on TripAdvisor or left us comments on other platforms or in our Golden Book.

We’re looking forward to being of service to you all in 2012 and beyond!

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Posted in Bonnington Group, Bonnington in the Community, Public Service Announcements with tags , , , , on December 23, 2011 by bonningtontower

Meet our new General Manager!

Posted in Bonnington Group, Bonnington Who's Who, Public Service Announcements with tags , on July 17, 2011 by bonningtontower

Please give a warm welcome to Bruno Guilloux, who recently joined the Bonnington family  as the new General Manager of the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers!

French-born Bruno began his career in the Rooms Division at the 5* boutique hotel, The Lancaster, Paris, part of the Savoy Group, after graduating from the prestigious Parisian Hotel School Jean Drouant.

After stints in Frankfurt and Bangkok with Kempinski, he joined Accor Asia Pacific in 1994 as Director of Rooms for Sofitel, and was later promoted to Resident Manager.

Bruno comes with a wealth of experience in resorts and city hotels. He has worked for various 4 and 5 star hotels (Novotel and Sofitel) concerns throughout the Far East (Thailand, Korea, Indonesia) and most recently the Middle East in particular Dubai at the World Trade Centre and Sofitel in Egypt  in a career spanning more than 25 years achieving record profitability and service awards.

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Guest Comments Wednesday & a suggestion for your holidays in Europe!

Posted in Bonnington Group, Bonnington Guest Comments with tags , on July 6, 2011 by bonningtontower

The summer has now well & truly hit Dubai and residents are either flocking to the annual Dubai Summer Surprises events (Want to know what’s on when? Download the DSS 2011 Calendar of Events!) or are busy planning their vacations.

In case your summer travels bring you to the UK, check out our sister property, the Cavendish Hotel, in Eastbourne right on the coast. Check out their Facebook page here or visit their website. Our colleagues at the Cavendish have put on some nice entertainment for July:

Seaside Jazz in Eastbourne at the Cavendish

Back here in Dubai, we’re happy to bring you the latest guest comments from our Golden Book in the lobby:

#guestcommentswednesday at the Bonnington in Dubai!

#guestcommenstwednesday Twitter hashtag hotel guest comments every Wednesday

#guestcommentswednesday Twitter hashtag hotels guest comments golden books

#guestcommentswednesday twitter on wednesdays guest hotel reviews

#guestcommentswednesday every wednesday on twitter guest hotel comments

Coming to stay at the Bonnington in Dubai during the summer months? Don’t forget about our Facebook “tag & win” competition!

Win instant prizes at the Bonnington this summer!

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Grab a Golden Ticket!

Posted in Bonnington Group, Bonnington in the News, Public Service Announcements with tags , on March 30, 2011 by bonningtontower

Grab a Golden Ticket to win a year for free in the UAE!

The first 100 winners have been found, but you can still grab a GOLDEN TICKET! Go to www.explorerpublishing.com/uaeforfree/enter-now today to stand the chance to win a year of UAE experiences for free! Get a car for free for a year, stay in one of our luxurious apartments for free for a year, fly to London or LA for free…

Hurry up, though! You only have until 2nd of April to enter!

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The Armorial Bearings of the Bonnington Group

Posted in Bonnington Group with tags , on March 18, 2009 by bonningtontower

A grant of Arms, Crest, Badge and Supporters was made to this long-established company of hoteliers by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 1 October 2007. The patent recites the history of the company from its incorporation and acquisition in 1909 of The Bonnington Hotel in London. College of Arms reference: Grants 172/343.

ThThe Armorial Bearings of the Bonnington Groupe Badge of the Bonnington Group consists of a torch enflamed, between two furisons or fire-steels; it thus combines two of the distinctive elements from the Arms and Crest.

The Armorial Bearings consist of the following elements:

 

The Shield or escutcheon, which was held or worn by knights for protection against blows from opponents’ weapons. As part of the equipment of medieval warfare, shields were constructed from wood, leather or metal, and painted with various devices (or charges) that would identify each knight on the battlefield or at tournaments. The shield is the principal element in the Armorial Bearings, and has varied in shape and design according to changes in fashion.

 

Here the Arms consist of a blue (or Azure) shield, charged with a red (Gules) reversed pall edged with gold (Or), which forms an arrow pointing upwards. This represents the company’s ethos, one of community and moving forward together. The gold furisons or fire-steels to either side of the pall are used to light fires, symbols of the home from home provided by the hotel group. The furison device also forms a ‘B’ which alludes to the name of the company.

 

The Helmet was a technological development of warfare that contributed to the development of heraldry: with its visor closed and the face hidden, combatants could no longer be easily recognised. The Helmet is always depicted in its natural colours (proper), those of steel.

 

The Crest is the device worn on top of the helmet; it also has its origins in identification on the battlefield and at jousts and tourneys. Very often Crests consist of an animal or monster, and whilst many have no discernible meaning, for others the choice may express the bearer’s surname or character.

 

The red elephant in the Crest of the Bonnington Group is an Indian symbol of hospitality, being seen outside many large homes and residences in that country. It also alludes to the Arms of the London Borough of Camden, and thus to the geographical origins of the Group in Bloomsbury. The gold flambeau or torch is similar to those found outside many hotels and clubs in London and is thus a symbol of those places, of hospitality, and of the firm’s leadership in the field. It is shown with fire coming out of it (or enflamed).

 

The Mantling consists of a cloth, much slashed and elaborately curled, behind the helmet and the shield. It probably derived from cloths worn to protect the knight’s head, encased in a metal helmet, from the heat of the sun.

 

The Wreath serves to mask the connection between helmet and Crest, and to attach the mantling. It consists of two skeins of silk in the principal colours of the Arms, twisted together.

 

The Supporters are creatures or figures to either side of and supporting the shield. They may derive from figures often shown to either side of the shield on heraldic seals.

 

Here the gold beaver and badger are both famous for their home-making skills in diverse habitats, which alludes to the diversity of the company both in geography and in people. Both begin with a ‘B’ which again alludes to the company’s name and brand. They hold blue torches enflamed.

 

Badges were devices used in medieval times to identify members of a lord’s retinue, household and family. Whilst the Arms, Crest and Supporters relate only to the individual or specific corporate body, badges had a wider application and could be used by those outside the immediate family to express their relationship. They were popularly used on clothing, jewellery, plate, and on buildings.


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