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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:

Remove old carpet

Corridor scrapping

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

UBK JLT

Urban Kitchen JLT

The end results, we think, are great:

Urban Bar UBK JLT

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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Our basketballers are champions & our towels have won, too! Don’t even mention our bread or petits fours!

March has been quite the month so far for us here in Jumeirah Lakes Towers!

First up, our hotel basketball team won the 2013 Dubai inter-hotel championship! Congratulations to Cezar & his team!

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Secondly, our hotel towels were awarded the 2013 UAE Fluffies Award for the fluffiest hotel towels in the United Arab Emirates. Our towel won in the contest, which was launched by radio station Dubai 92 and judged by the stations breakfast show presenters Catboy and Posh Anna together with Katie Heskett from Ahlan!. The Bonnington towel won based on its fluffiness, but also sheer size (see picture), beating the Moevenpick Ibn Battuta into 2nd place and also leaving towels from The Address Hotels + Resorts, Rotana, JW Marriott Marquee, and the One & Only trailing behind.

Thirdly, Gulfood 2013 finished last week and, like 2012, some of our chefs excelled in the show’s Salon Culinaire!

Congratulations to Nuwan Abeyrathna and Indika Wickramatunga! Nuwan won a bronze medal for his bread showpiece, while Indika got a merit for his petits fours display.

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Mother's Day at the Cavendish in Dubai

Don’t forget! Mother’s Day is coming up! We’ve got a special menu for dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant. You can find out more and book online on the Cavendish’s Facebook page.

Last, but not least, a shout-out to our colleagues from Healey’s Bar & Terrace! Not only do they have a fantastic March offer, which allows you to enjoy a shisha and the cocktail of the day for only AED 49/person, but they have also been nominated for “Best Ladies’ Night” in the 2013 TimeOut Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards!

Best Ladies¹ Night - Shortlisted

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We’re getting ready for the festivities!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The Christmas & New Year’s jollifications are just around the corner and we’re busy preparing the hotel for the festive season.

Over the last weekend, our Housekeeping Elfs put up the Christmas Tree in our hotel lobby – this year, we went with a very traditional colour scheme:

The Bonnington 2011 Christmas Tree in the making...

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We’ve also added a seasonal snow effect to our blog. Did you notice?

You can find out what’s happening at the Bonnington over the festive season on our homepage.

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2011 Housekeeping Olympic Games!

Our Housekeeping department recently organized a departmental contest and 9 teams entered the race to win the 2011 Housekeeping Olympic Games.

Associates competed in three categories: Bed Making (speed & accuracy), Toilet Roll Launching, and a General Knowledge Quiz.

Here are the winners:

2011 Housekeeping Olympic Games at the Bonnington!

1st Place: Ravi and Sajid

2011 Housekeeping Olympic Games at the Bonnington!

2nd Place: Sumon and Kumara

2011 Housekeeping Olympic Games at the Bonnington!

3rd Place: Sanjay and Sanju

We’ve got a lot more pictures in the “Training & Development” photo album on our Facebook page. Check it out here!

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