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How is your Ramadan going so far?

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Ramadan 2014 Mubarak to all our readers, guests, associates, visitors, neighbours, and friends!

We hope your Ramadan is going well so far! If you haven’t been to our iftar yet, why not check it out? It’s served in our Cavendish Restaurant every evening at sunset during the Holy Month:

Cavendish Iftar Menu

Afterwards, Healey’s Terrace is open for shisha, tea, and soft drinks.

Of course, Eid is in sight, so you may want to secure a seat or two for our popular Eid brunch now:

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Healey’s is shortlisted and booking.com loves us!

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We’re very pleased that our Healey’s Bar & Terrace has been  has been shortlisted for  “Best Ladies Night” in the fifth annual Time Out Dubai  #nightlifeawards! Our team will attend the award’s ceremony on February 26th and we wish them the best of luck!

While the results of the 2014 #nightlifeawards are still unknown, the results of the annual booking.com guest satisfaction survey isn’t. We were very pleased to receive an award from our booking.com partners for maintaining a very high guest satisfaction score:

Booking dot com awards Bonnington

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What’s happening at the Bonnington in February?

Welcome to February, the month of romance! Naturally, we’ve got some fine Valentine’s offers lined up for you here at the Bonnington:

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You can book your table on our Facebook page or you can click here to email us your booking request. Here’s the menu for the night:

If you like great food, but don’t need Valentine’s Day as an excuse to treat your other half, we suggest giving our February gourmet wine dinner a try. This month, the theme is “Argentina” and our Chef has lined up a fine menu for the event, which takes place on Thursday, 13th February:

We’ve also got a variety of tasty special offers in our other outlets in February:

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We’re gearing up for the 2014 UAE Green Festival of which we’re a proud partner:

UAE Green Festival

Check out our listing on their website here, or find out more about the event on their Facebook page here.

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Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Honored In the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards

We’re very pleased to announce that we have been named as a winner in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice® awards, putting us firmly amongst the top 25% of hotels in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.

In the 12th year of the awards, the world’s most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels.

We are no stranger to winning Travelers’ Choice® awards having bagged two awards in 2012 already.

Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.

Our General Manager, Bruno Guilloux, had this to say about the 2014 award:

“We are very pleased to have received this award. This recognition is the result of hard work and dedication from highly committed colleagues. I am delighted to share this success with all of them. As 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.”

To see all our TripAdvisor reviews, click here. To see all 2014 Travelers’ Choice winners, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice.

Join the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice discussion on social media with the #travelerschoice hashtag.

Picture 1 - Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers - A TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winner

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Happy New Year!

So here we are at the end of 2013! We hope you all had a great year and that 2014 will be even better.

We’d like to thank all our guests, friends, associates, suppliers, and neighbours for their support over the last 365 days and we hope to see some of them tonight in the Cavendish or in McGettigan’s JLT to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

We’ll leave you with this and see you on the other side:

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Our new dinner menu is out!

Have you been to our Cavendish Restaurant recently? We’ve revamped our dinner menu, so there are new gourmet secrets to discover!

You can view & download the menu from our Slideshare page. Plus, we’ll shortly have pictures of all the dishes on the menu on our “Food & Drink” Pinterest board, Foodspotting, and, of course, on the Cavendish’s Facebook page.

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Our 2013 Festive Season Line-Up!

December 1st is approaching fast and it’s time to think about Christmas and New Year’s.

Here’s our line up for the 2013 festive season at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cavendish Restaurant, and Healey’s Bar & Terrace.

Start your celebrations with Christmas Eve Dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant – Dubai’s best kept fine dining secret. 5 gourmet courses for only AED 245 per person, or AED 445 if you want to pair food & wine.

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On Christmas Day, we’re offering our popular Family Christmas Brunch, complete with all the trimmings and a visit from Santa!

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Finally, don’t miss our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner!

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You can find out more about these events on our homepage – plus, you can book your seats online, too!

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Congratulations to Chef Ajesh Gopi – He’s a winner!

Ajesh Gopi - Silver Medal Winner Congratulations to our very own chef Ajesh Gopi for winning silver in the fruit and vegetable carving competition at the 2013 World Hospitality Championships in Dubai! This isn’t Ajesh’s first competition and, like in previous competitions, he again produced some stunning entries. This is the carving, which won him silver: my pumpkin carving silver medal Here’s another of Ajesh’s competition pieces: my carving

Want to experience our award winning cuisine? Come to our Cavendish Restaurant! For details, just click here.

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Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and McGettigan’s Irish Pub Proudly Announce Sponsorship of Irish Golf Sensation Shane Lowry

Today, the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and McGettigan’s Irish Pub proudly announced their sponsorship of Irish golf sensation Shane Lowry. It was a great day as Shane Lowry was pictured hitting golf balls into the surrounding lakes from the rooftop terrace of Healey’s at the Bonnington, and relaxing in McGettigan’s. Present for the launch was caddy Dermot Byrne, Bonnington and McGettigan’s CEO Dennis McGettigan, and Irish Ambassador to the UAE H.E.Patrick Hennessy. We wish Shane all the luck and success at the DP World Race to Dubai and the future!

Check out Shane’s website here or follow him on Twitter here.

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October & November Upgrades: New carpets and a new bar in JLT!

This October and November, we’ve been busy upgrading various aspects of our hotel. Firstly, there’s a new bar in JLT or, rather, on our Healey’s Terrace, just outside the kitchen. Here’s what it looked like when it arrived:

A new bar in JLT

Yes, it’s almost like Ikea – self-assembly required. No flatpacks, though! Once unpacked and assembled, it started to look a bit more like a bar:

Vodka Bar in JLT

In the meantime, we’ve put some final touches and decorations on the new bar and the official unveiling is tonight, when Healey’s Terrace reopens for the autumn and winter season. Check our Facebook or Google+ pages for pictures of the bar in action.

Inside the hotel, we’re in the process of replacing the carpets in our hotel rooms and corridors. The work is proceeding slowly, but steadily – we don’t want inconvenience our guests, so everything is carefully scheduled to avoid disruptions.

There’s still a pile of carpets in our basement area waiting to be taken up to the floors:

Preparation B2

The carpet rolls are cut to size in the basement and then transported upstairs:

Prep basement 2

While the new carpets are prepared, the old ones are removed:

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Corridor scrapping

Eventually, the new carpets are put in place and stretched:

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Urban Kitchen JLT

The end results, we think, are great:

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UBK JLT

As with every good make-over, we obviously prepared a “Before and After” picture. Here it is:

Before & After

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