Category Archives: Bonnington in the News

Cheers to Venkadesh! This year he did it!

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Congratulations to our Bar Manager, Venkadesh! He just won the title of “Sake Sommelier of the Year” in the international sake sommelier competition in London.

Regular readers of our blog may remember that last year, Venkadesh came second (read more about it here), so we’re extra delighted that this year, he managed to take the top spot.

Next time you’re at the Bonnington, pop into Healey’s Bar and try one of his sake creations!

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

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Thank you to all our Hotels Combined guests!

Bonnington 8.8 on Hotels CombinedWe were very happy to receive a certificate of recognition from our booking partners Hotels Combined a little while ago.

Our score of 8.8/10 puts us in the top range of hotels on Hotels Combined when it comes to guest satisfaction!

We’d like to say a big “Thank you!” to all our Hotels Combined guests, who rated us after their stay. We’re big on guest feedback, so if you stay with us, please use one of the many feedback channels to let us know how we did, whether you enjoyed your stay with us, and what you think we could do better.

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Thanks, Agoda! We’re Golden Circle members!

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The year just gone ended with a pleasant surprise when we were given an Agoda Golden Circle Award for outstanding customer feedback and going above and beyond the call of duty in 2015!

Thank you to everybody who left us feedback on agoda.com and to our partners from Agoda. Only very few hotels make it into the Golden Circle and we’re very pleased to have been included. The Golden Circle badge means that we’re consistently receiving very good feedback from Agoda guests and is also a thumbs-up to our reservations, revenue, and sales teams for using Agoda’s online platform effectively.

Whether you’re staying with us via agoda.com or other booking channels, you’re always guaranteed a warm welcome and great service in the heart of new Dubai!

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

Awards, birthdays, and guest comments!

The Bonnington & Lastminute.com teams

A little while ago, our partners from Lastminute.com 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 Lastminute.com and would like to say a big “Thank you!” to all our Lastminute.com 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?

Social Dining Thursdays and some very early Christmas info…

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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?

Thank you, Hotels.com! Plus, August offers & news from the Bonnington!

Hotels.com Certificate of Recognition 2015 BonningtonWe’re delighted to have been awarded a Hotels.com 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 Hotels.com!

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:

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

TripAdvisor Awards and even a Hall of Fame entry!

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We’re delighted to have been awarded TripAdvisor‬ Certificates of Excellence for 2015 for our hotel, the Cavendish Restaurant‬, and Healey’s Bar‬ & Terrace!

What’s more, because the hotel has won a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past 5 years, we’ve also been added to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame!

Thanks to all our guests and TripAdvisor reviewers! We really do like guest comments very much and your comments and reviews ensure that we constantly update our products and services.

If you’re not on TripAdvisor and you’re staying with us, don’t forget to leave us a comment in our Golden Book at reception! At the Bonnington, every guest is a VIP!

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

Over 500 hotels, but only one clear winner: The Bonnington takes Worldhotels’ top spot for growth in 2014!

Bonnington wins Worldhotels Award 2015

Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers CEO, Dennis McGettigan (2nd from right), Group Sales Director, Lorraine McGettigan (far right), Director of Sales & Marketing, Laetitia Pardo (2nd from left), and General Manager, Bruno Guilloux, proudly presenting the award.

The Bonnington has long been part of Worldhotels, the exclusive group of independent hotels that brings together a handpicked portfolio of almost 500 properties in 250 destinations and 65 countries across the world.

At the recently held Annual Worldhotels Conference in Guangzhou, China, our hard work was rewarded and the Bonnington was named as the Worldhotels member with the highest revenue growth generated in 2014.

Our General M10492591_696178810431363_1610097112860007324_nanager, Bruno Guilloux, had this to say about the achievement:

As an independent, family-owned and operated, hotel in a highly competitive market place like Dubai, taking this award is a fantastic achievement.
Having achieved 39% growth in 2014 and taking top spot amongst 500 hotels around the world is justly something to be proud of and is due to the hard work and dedication of all our associates.
Together with the recently awarded TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award, the Bonnington demonstrates that combining guest satisfaction and outstanding service with revenue growth can be achieved.

 You can find out more about Worldhotels here.

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Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Honored In the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards

We’re very pleased to announce that we have been named as a winner in the 2015 Travelers’ Choice® awards, putting us firmly amongst the top 25% of hotels in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.

In the 13th 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 awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014 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 2015 award:

“We are very pleased to have received this award. This recognition is the result of continuous 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 this list again 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 2015 Travelers’ Choice winners, click here.

Join the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice discussion on social media with the #TravelersChoice2015 hashtag.

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The Bonnington hosts Sony TV’s Weekend Out

As 2014 is drawing to a close, we’re trawling through our archives and uncovering bits & bobs we haven’t shared during the year. Here’s one of them:

In November 2014, we were pleased to welcome Sony TV’s Gaurav Tandon, who presented an episode of the network’s popular Weekend Out show from our hotel.

In this episode Gaurav talks about Disney on Ice, the latest fashion trends in Dubai, and a number of other topics.

Have a look:

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