Category Archives: Bonnington in the Community

More laughter in JLT!

The Laughter Factory is coming back to JLT on Friday, 2nd November 2012! This month’s line-up promises a great show, so why not make an evening of it and come down early for dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant?

The show takes place in our Almas ballroom, just across the road from the Bonnington.

Doc Brown is an underground rapper who worked with, among others, De La Soul and Mark Ronson. In 2008, Doc Brown put down one mic and picked up another after working as a “slang consultant” on a Lenny Henry sitcom, written by Danny Robins and Dan Testell for Radio 4.

Jimmy McGhie’s career was kickstarted in 2005 after reaching the finals of the prestigious ‘BBC New Talent’ competition and performing in the ‘Amused Moose Hot Starlets Showcase’ at the Edinburgh Festival. He then began working full time as a stand-up comedian performing in theatres, clubs, arts centers and universities all over the country and abroad.

Alistair Barrie has been performing professionally for nearly an entire century… this one. Much in demand as both a headline act and MC, he has played all over the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield including the States, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Cyprus, Singapore, Bahrain, Indonesia, Mumbai, Athens (during riot season) and the middle of the North Sea.

After-show venue: McGettigan’s JLT

The hunt is on for the finest cupcake chef in Dubai!

The hunt is on for the finest cupcake chef in Dubai! Use your imagination and showcase your cooking skills by creating your very own CUPCAKE masterpiece! To win, simply upload a photo of yourself while making the cupcake and of the finished product and post it on https://www.facebook.com/bonningtontower! You can also make a video (less than 1 minute long) and email it to us via bonningtontower@gmail.com and we’ll post it on our page for you.

The small print:

  1. Entries can posted/emailed until 4 p.m. Dubai time on 24th of September
  2. The best 3 entries will be selected by us and presented for final judging by our Facebook fans on 25th of September
  3. Our Facebook fans will have from 25th – 30th September to vote for the winning cupcake
  4. The winner will be announced on 1st October 2012
  5. The winner will receive a voucher for an afternoon tea for 2 adults + 1 child in our Authors’ Lounge
  6. Prize cannot be exchanged, sold, or transferred.
  7. You must own the rights to the photos & videos you upload to our Facebook page – we will only accept original photos and reserve the right to delete fake photos/videos, unsuitable material, or media copied from other sources.
  8. In the final round, the winner will be decided by votes from our Facebook community. Obvious fake votes will be deleted.

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What’s On Awards 2012 – Help us win & you could be a winner, too!

You may remember that, about a year ago, our McGettigan’s Irish Pub, won the What’s On Award for “Best Pub Grub”.

Time flies, and voting for the 2012 What’s On Awards is now open. McGettigan’s is, of course, in the running again, but so are some of our other outlets.

Please vote for us! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to http://whatsonawards.com/login.asp and register (it’s quick & painless).
  2. Select “Dubai” and cast your votes as follows:
  • McGettigan’s for “Best Bar” in the ‘Music & Nightlife’ category
  • McGettigan’s for “Best Pub Grub” in the ‘Eating Out’ category
  • The Cavendish for “Best International Restaurant in the ‘Eating Out’ category
  • Healey’s Bar for “Best Bar” in the ‘Music & Nightlife’ category
  • The Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers for “Best Hotel” in the ‘Travel’ category

What’s On Magazine will pick a lucky winner from everybody who votes in the awards and you could win AED 5,000 just for voting!

Thank you for your support!

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2012 Bonnington Associates’ Iftar & July Birthday Celebrations

Last night saw our annual Associates’ Iftar taking place in the Almas Tower Conference Centre across the road from the Bonnington.

Big thanks to the entire kitchen team, especially Chefs Derek, Mouin, and also our F&B teams around Bernd, Ashraf, and Mahesh, for preparing and serving a very tasty Iftar feast.

As always, we also used this opportunity to celebrate the winners of the Associate of the Month awards as well as the team-members with birthdays during the month.

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You can find more pictures on the Bonnington’s Facebook Page and on the Almas Tower Google+ Page.

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Did you know? There’s a Ramadan shisha terrace in JLT…

Just in case you haven’t heard it yet… We’ve opened a Ramadan shisha terrace in the heart of JLT. Come and join us on Healey’s Terrace every evening after iftar for shisha, juices, tea, or snacks with a view over the Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

While we’re on the subject of all things “new”: Have you seen the latest video put together by our colleagues from McGettigan’s Irish Pub? It’s pretty snazzy – have a look:

The video is part of McGettigan’s expansion campaign. That’s right, our Irish Pub has grown up and is spreading its wings! Read all about it in the McGettigan’s blog.

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Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan 2012 Mubarak to all our readers, guests, associates, visitors, neighbours, and friends!

Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar and occurs about 11 days earlier every Gregorian year.

The start and end of the month is determined by the sighting of the new moon. The word ‘Ramadan’ comes from the Arabic root word ‘Ramida’ meaning ‘scorched heat’ or ‘parched thirst’.

The month holds special importance since the Quran, the Holy Book of the Muslims, was first revealed to the Prophet during Ramadan. Furthermore, fasting is recognised by Muslims around the world as one of the 5 pillars of Islam; the others being faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage.

In this part of the world, the phrase used to greet during Ramadan, is ‘Ramadan Kareem’ meaning ‘Ramadan is generous’.

We are progressing through Ramadan with overall working hours reduced as per the UAE Labour Law, but, being a hotel, we never really sleep, of course.

During Ramadan, the opening times of some of our restaurants and bars will change:

Healey’s Bar & Terrace will remain closed throughout the Holy Month.

The Pool Bar will be open daily from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Authors’ Lounge will be open daily from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

McGettigan’s will be open daily from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m., but no live entertainment will take place and our popular iPaddy pub quiz night will also take a Ramadan break. Alcoholic beverages will only be served after sunset.

The Cavendish Restaurant will be open daily without breaks from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. We offer a fabulous Iftar buffet every evening during Ramadan, too!

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Calling all corporate hotel & events bookers in the United Arab Emirates!

Do you work for a company based in the United Arab Emirates? Are you responsible for booking hotel accommodation, corporate events, and entertainment?

If your answer is “yes” to all of the above, what are you waiting for? Join our new Bonnington Corporate Bookers Club group on Facebook! It’s free and you’ll get direct access to the Bonnington’s sales team, plus you’ll benefit from dedicated special offers and promotions.

To join, just click here and request to be included in the group. We’ll review your application and get back to you within a few days.

Once you’re a member of the group, you can enjoy one click access to all the latest info and offers for your guests and you can also contact your sales manager directly.

Our sales coordinator is on hand to assist you with booking requests, corporate rates (also abroad as part of our Worldhotels membership), billing queries, and much more!

Don’t delay, because we’ll soon be launching an exciting incentive program for all group members!

Want to know more about the Bonnington? Check out our website, watch our YouTube channel, or follow us on Twitter!

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We’re switching off! Switch off, too!

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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Bonnington at the Races!

This week, we not only bring you a Friday Brunch (for details click here), but also a special Saturday Brunch! Catch all the excitement of the Dubai World Cup – the richest horse race in the world – on our big screen TVs while having brunch at the Cavendish Restaurant! Afterwards, why not join us in Healey’s Bar & Terrace for buy one, get one free drinks on the terrace?

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Art house cinema in JLT! Ireland on Screen UAE 2012!

We are pleased to let you know that the “Ireland on Screen UAE” film festival 2012 will come to Jumeirah Lakes Towers on Tuesday, 3rd of April. The aims of the program are to provide local audiences with a sample of Irish cinema and to raise cultural awareness and appreciation in the United Arab Emirates for Irish and Irish-related film and cinema.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments with the film screenings themselves beginning at 6.30 p.m.

Entrance is free of charge and eager cinema-goers can register their interest in attending and find out more about the screening program by going to http://www.irelandonscreenuae.weebly.com or by contacting 0501204699.

Dedicated film buffs will also be interested to know that a limited number of Irish film prize packs will be also be up for grabs at the screening!

Ireland on Screen UAE 2012 is supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Abu Dhabi.

Don’t miss your chance to see Ken Loach’s critically acclaimed “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” – a sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion.

In addition to the main film, a selection of Irish short films will also be shown. You can find out more about them here.

The event takes place at the Almas Tower Conference Centre, just across the road from us and  we’re also supporting the event together with McGettigan’s Irish Pub – you’re welcome to pop in for a pre- or post-cinema dinner or drink.

Ample parking is available in the local area and at the Bonnington Hotel.

You can follow the Almas Tower Conference Centre on Google+ by clicking here – stay informed on all upcoming events!

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