Awards, birthdays, and guest comments!

The Bonnington & teams

A little while ago, our partners from came to see us and brought us a nice surprise: A special plaque of appreciation for our dedication and longstanding partnership.

We’re very proud to have had a stellar year with and would like to say a big “Thank you!” to all our guests and, of course, our teams who look after them.

If you’re in Dubai this weekend, do join us to congratulate our friends from McGettigan’s JLT on their 5th birthday! Yes, it’s really only been five years that we opened McGettigan’s Pub in our hotel, but what a journey it has been! These days, you can find McGettigan’s in several locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ireland, Singapore, New York, and – shortly – also in London.

The next three days, though, are all about the JLT pub, where everything started. McGettigan’s has put together a fabulous lineup of offers and events – check them out here.

During the past weeks, we’ve also received more guest comments via our Golden Book in the hotel lobby. Here are a few, but you can find more on our dedicated Pinterest board here.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Sake Expertise on the Move! Good Luck, Venkadesh!

We’re very proud to announce that Venkadesh, our Healey’s Bar & Terrace Manager, will represent the Bonnington and the UAE in the 2015 Sake Sommelier of the Year competition.

Venkadesh is one of only six semi-finalists from around the world and will travel to London next week to try and win the title of Global Sake Sommelier of the Year. If he’s successful, he’ll win a unique trip to Japan to take the Sake Sommelier Association’s Advanced Sake Sommelier Course.

Venkadesh Healey's Bar Dubai

For those unfamiliar with sake and the Sake Sommelier of the Year competition, here’s what you need to know: Sake is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Unlike wine, sake is produced through a brewing process similar to that of beer. Undiluted sake contains 18%–20% alcohol content, which is more than that of wine or beer.

The Sake Sommelier of the Year competition is an annual event jointly organized by the Academy of Food & Wine Service and the Sake Sommelier Association. Held in London, it is the first of its kind to be held outside Japan. The competition aims to find the most skillful sake sommeliers, bring them to the attention of their customers, and raise the profile of their outlets and sake in general. More than 50 sommeliers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East entered the first competition in 2013.

The Sake Sommelier of the Year 2015 will be held at The Millennium Hotel, Knightsbridge on 23rd November 2015. We wish Venkadesh all the very best and hope he’ll bring the title to Healey’s and the UAE!

We’ll update you on the results on our social media pages!

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Need a meeting room in Dubai? We’ve got a few and they’re all new!


Did you know that we’ve recently refurbished and extended our conference rooms and meeting spaces? You can now chose from six state-of-the-art meeting rooms, which are all conveniently located right next to the Business Centre on the mezzanine level of our tower.

All meeting rooms are equipped with the state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, integrated screens, laptop computers, lighting and temperature control, sound, video and microphone systems.


All our meeting rooms also benefit from natural daylight and there are spacious break-out areas, some indoors, some outdoors.


If you’re staying with us overnight during your event or conference, you might enjoy our Club level rooms and suites, which are purely devoted to our corporate clients. Guests staying in these rooms will benefit from a wealth of value added services – airport transfer (one way only), free wifi, and access to our exclusive lounge where they can enjoy complimentary teas, coffee, fresh juices and light snacks during the day.

Our meeting planners can help you make your next conference or event a great success. Contact them today!


Have you tried out our new Social Dining Thursday Night Brunch yet? Watch the video the video here or see what a blogger who visited us recently had to say here.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Social Dining Thursdays and some very early Christmas info…


Start you weekend the Bonnington way! Join us at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers in the heart of Dubai’s thriving JLT community for a truly social dining experience.

Every Thursday from 7.30 p.m. – 11 p.m., gather your friends and colleagues at the Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace and experience Social Dining Thursdays, a great new casual dining concept with unlimited beverages, tasty sharing platters, and live music. Enjoy an al-fresco evening on the Cavendish Terrace or meet at a table in the stylish Cavendish Restaurant. Indoors or outdoors, you’ll find big social dining fun at a small all-inclusive price, great service, and freshly prepared innovative European cuisine.

We bring our famous “It’s all about you” service, your bring your friends. Together we’ll kick off the weekend and let the stresses of the workweek fade away over great food and great company. Come as you are! Our talented chefs will cook up a storm and present you with a variety of their best creations on sharing platters. We’ve got platters full of meat and platters for vegetarians – just take your pick, tell us what you’d like to drink, and let us do all the work while you chat to your friends and colleagues. Stay for an hour or for the entire evening – social dining Thursdays are all-inclusive, so you’ll always know exactly how much you’ll spend! Share your Bonnington Thursdays: #SocialDiningJLT .



We’re busy finalising our 2015 Christmas offers and details will be available shortly. Meanwhile, our friends from McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC have already released their offers, so if you’re after an Irish Christmas in Dubai, check this out:



You can also read the McGettigan’s blog here and get more info on their festive offers.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

October’s here! So are our offers!

Good bye September! Hello October! We’re eagerly awaiting the cooler autumn and winter temperatures in Dubai!

Our local community, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, will play host to some great events over the coming weeks and we’ll showcase them in an upcoming blog post. Right now, we thought, we’d bring you up-to-date with our October offers.

Healey’s Bar and Terrace remains the place to be seen in JLT, so why not pop in for a masterly mixed cocktail, a fine glass of wine, some great snacks, or a shisha on the terrace? Need an additional excuse? How about our cocktail of the month?




If cocktails aren’t your thing, how about a mocktail? It’s great at any time of the day or when you’re relaxing after a gym or swimming session. Ascend to our Leisure Deck, sit back, enjoy the view, and take a healthy sip:




In our Author’s Lounge things aren’t just about tea, coffee, and great pastries! In October, you can also board a Belgian Beer Flight and try three great Belgian beers for a very special price!



Also visit our Pinterest board for more great offers!

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Eid Al Adha Mubarak!

Bonnington Eid Greetings

Eid Al Adha Mubarak to all our guests, associates, visitors, and neighbours!

We hope you’re enjoying your Eid in Dubai!

Shopping fanatic? We’ve got a shuttle for you!

Everybody knows that Dubai is a shopper’s paradise and the Bonnington is located just a short distance away from some of the city’s major malls. Dubai Marina Mall is just across Sheikh Zayed Road and you can walk to it via the metro footbridge.

Other malls are a little further than a short walk away, but fret not, because we have a daily free shopping shuttle bus which you can use to visit Ibn Battuta Mall, Jumeirah Beach Residence (also handy for the beach and The Walk at JBR!), Mall of the Emirates, and, of course, Dubai Mall.

Shuttles run twice a day and here’s the schedule:

Guest Shuttle Schedule Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers - 092015Today’s also Wednesday, so we thought we’d bring you the last #GuestCommentsWednesday with comments from our Golden Book at reception – click on any of the comments to see a larger version:

Don’t forget, you can find more guest comments on our dedicated Pinterest board.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Thank you,! Plus, August offers & news from the Bonnington! Certificate of Recognition 2015 BonningtonWe’re delighted to have been awarded a Certificate of Recognition! The certificate is given to properties which consistently deliver outstanding service and offer a memorable guest experience. Thanks to everybody who rated us on!

We’ve also just collected the latest comments from our Golden Book and here are a few. You can find more on our dedicated Pinterest board:

We’re almost halfway through August already – don’t forget to check out our special offers! Here are a few, but you can find them all by clicking here:




As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Stuck in Dubai this summer? Here’s some good news!


July and August are traditionally the months of the ‘great escape from Dubai” – people go on holiday and the city is emptier than during the remaining months. Those who stay seek to escape the heat. If you’re coming to Dubai in July and August or if you’re not traveling abroad, we’ve got some great offers for you here at the Bonnington!

After Ramadan and Eid, our Leisure Deck Bar is open again and it’s the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco evening without the heat. High above the Jumeirah Lakes Towers, our Leisure Deck is open to the elements on three sides, which means there’s always a nice breeze going. Right now we’ve got a daily Happy Hour from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. with all house beverages at only AED 25!


Our weekly Ladies Night is also back from its Ramadan break and every Wednesday evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., all ladies can enjoy three complimentary cocktails while our house DJ is spinning tunes.

For all our other July offers check out our dedicated Pinterest board here. We’ll be adding our August offers shortly.

Finally, if your business, like ours, doesn’t take a summer break, check out our Summer meeting room offer:


As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?


Happy Ramadan! Are you ready for Eid yet?

Ramadan Kareem from the Bonnington 2015

Ramadan Kareem to all our guests, associates, visitors, suppliers, neighbours, and friends! We hope you’re Ramadan has been going splendidly so far!

We’ve certainly enjoyed all our iftars so far and we’ve got some great reviews on TripAdvisor for them. Check them out by clicking here. Thanks to all diners who took the time to review us!

If you haven’t been yet, you’ve got about one more week left, so why not pop down to The Cavendish Restaurant in JLT and break your fast with us? If you want to stay on after iftar, we’ve got a great offer in Healey’s for you:

JLT Ramadan Offer 2015 Dubai

If, on the other hand, your thoughts are already turning to Eid, don’t delay and book your Eid brunch seats today:

Dubai Eid Brunch 2015 Bonnington Tower

No blog update would be complete with a roundup of the latest guest comments we received in our Golden Book at reception, so here they are (see the images in full size by clicking on them):

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?


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