TVs, planters and yet more twittering…

Locatel, our supplier for interactive in-room TVs, started to commission and test the first hotel room TVs today. Naturally, some of us witnessed this historic moment and, while not quite as cool as a visit to Holly- or Bollywood, we were still fairly impressed and took a couple of pictures of the occasion, which you can see on Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/4npuu and http://twitpic.com/4npu3.

Talking about Twitpic: If you’re not “twittering” yet, you might want to check it out at www.twitter.com – it seems like the entire world is tweeting these days. With around 400 followers, we are officially Dubai’s third most tweeting hotel and we’re ranked 33rd amongst twitterers in the UAE on Twitterholic. You can vote for us on Twibs and help us to become even more visible.

As you would expect, many other and less technological or geeky things happened during the last few days: Today, our Front Office Manager moved into her own office on the ground floor from our shared pre-opening office on the mezzanine floor and our IT Manager continued to work on fine-tuning and setting up our freshly installed server.

A good number of jolly orange planters arrived on our hotel and apartment floors a couple of days ago, too. Check out a photo of them here.

Our partners from the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre free-zone started to send their contractors into the areas just outside our hotel a couple of days ago and several people are now busily completing our drive-court and access ramp, both of which fall into “free-zone” land and could therefore not be completed until our tower was done.

Initially, the areas started to resemble a football field (see pictures here: http://bit.ly/xBuIy)

Finally, on a totally unrelated issue: Hospitality Action’s “Heroes Day” is coming up. Hospitality Action, the hospitality industry benevolent organisation, provides vital financial support and advice to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK. From hotels, restaurants, offices, bars, catering colleges and kitchens, hospitality industry employees will be bursting forth as Hospitality Action heroes on Friday 22nd May. By wearing their pants proudly adorned with Hospitality Action hero stickers and raising money in whatever way they can, they will be making industry history by taking part in our largest fundraising drive to date. This action hero pant-wearing day of fun is part of Hospitality Action Week which will run from 18th-24th May with the industry universally donning their pants on Friday 22nd May. You can find out more details here.

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The Bonnington Hotel Dubai is located in the heart of Jumeirah Lakes Towers along Sheikh Zayed Road, just opposite Dubai Marina and in walking distance of Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro station. It is a 5-star hotel with 208 luxurious rooms and suites (all non-smoking), 272 deluxe serviced hotel apartments, 5 restaurants and bars, 4 conference suites and a 450sqm conference centre with ballroom. The hotel also boasts a Leisure Deck on the 11th floor with infinity pool, state of the art gym, pool bar, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna as well as a ladies hairdressing salon.

Posted on May 6, 2009, in Pre-opening Progress and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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