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There’s a new terrace in #JLT

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You have experienced the Cavendish taste indoors, now experience it outdoors on the newly opened Cavendish Terrace. Located under the shade of the impressive Bonnington Tower and set amongst lush greenery and water features, you can now lunch, brunch, or dine al fresco at the Cavendish.

Enjoy breakfast in the sun, a quick lunch with colleagues outdoors, or a romantic dinner by candlelight, all while experiencing the same great food and service you have come to expect from the Cavendish, but with added fresh air and views of the bustling Almas Tower neighbourhood in JLT.

Why not pop in this month & try the Cavendish dessert of the month?

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Today is Wednesday and that means it’s #GuestCommentsWednesday at the Bonnington, too! Our Golden Book has been busy during the past week and here are some of our latest comments:

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

A Ramadan #guestcommentswednesday and some new from TripAdvisor

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Celebrating success – colleagues from the Bonnington & McGettigan’s Irish Pub presenting our recently awarded TripAdvisor certificates of excellence…

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Ramadan 2013 at Bonnington

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Bonnington Associates Iftar 2013

We recently held our annual associates iftar in the fabulous Almas Ballroom, just across the road from the Bonnington. Click on the picture to be taken to an album with more shots from the evening.

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Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan 2013 Mubarak to all our readers, guests, associates, visitors, neighbours, and friends!

Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar and occurs about 11 days earlier every Gregorian year.

The start and end of the month is determined by the sighting of the new moon. The word ‘Ramadan’ comes from the Arabic root word ‘Ramida’ meaning ‘scorched heat’ or ‘parched thirst’.

The month holds special importance since the Quran, the Holy Book of the Muslims, was first revealed to the Prophet during Ramadan. Furthermore, fasting is recognised by Muslims around the world as one of the 5 pillars of Islam; the others being faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage.

In this part of the world, the phrase used to greet during Ramadan, is ‘Ramadan Kareem’ meaning ‘Ramadan is generous’.

We are progressing through Ramadan with overall working hours reduced as per the UAE Labour Law, but, being a hotel, we never really sleep, of course.

During Ramadan, the opening times of some of our restaurants and bars will change:

Healey’s Bar & Terrace will remain closed during the day, but open after sunset for soft drinks, snacks, and shisha.

The Pool Bar will remain closed throughout the Holy Month.

The Authors’ Lounge will be open daily from sunset to midnight.

McGettigan’s will be open daily from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m., but no live entertainment will take place and our popular iPaddy pub quiz night will also take a Ramadan break. Alcoholic beverages will only be served after sunset.

The Cavendish Restaurant will be open daily without breaks from 6.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. We offer a fabulous Iftar buffet every evening during Ramadan, too!

Ramadan 2013 at Bonnington

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More laughter in JLT!

The Laughter Factory is coming back to JLT on Friday, 2nd November 2012! This month’s line-up promises a great show, so why not make an evening of it and come down early for dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant?

The show takes place in our Almas ballroom, just across the road from the Bonnington.

Doc Brown is an underground rapper who worked with, among others, De La Soul and Mark Ronson. In 2008, Doc Brown put down one mic and picked up another after working as a “slang consultant” on a Lenny Henry sitcom, written by Danny Robins and Dan Testell for Radio 4.

Jimmy McGhie’s career was kickstarted in 2005 after reaching the finals of the prestigious ‘BBC New Talent’ competition and performing in the ‘Amused Moose Hot Starlets Showcase’ at the Edinburgh Festival. He then began working full time as a stand-up comedian performing in theatres, clubs, arts centers and universities all over the country and abroad.

Alistair Barrie has been performing professionally for nearly an entire century… this one. Much in demand as both a headline act and MC, he has played all over the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield including the States, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Cyprus, Singapore, Bahrain, Indonesia, Mumbai, Athens (during riot season) and the middle of the North Sea.

After-show venue: McGettigan’s JLT

2012 Bonnington Associates’ Iftar & July Birthday Celebrations

Last night saw our annual Associates’ Iftar taking place in the Almas Tower Conference Centre across the road from the Bonnington.

Big thanks to the entire kitchen team, especially Chefs Derek, Mouin, and also our F&B teams around Bernd, Ashraf, and Mahesh, for preparing and serving a very tasty Iftar feast.

As always, we also used this opportunity to celebrate the winners of the Associate of the Month awards as well as the team-members with birthdays during the month.

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You can find more pictures on the Bonnington’s Facebook Page and on the Almas Tower Google+ Page.

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Calling all corporate hotel & events bookers in the United Arab Emirates!

Do you work for a company based in the United Arab Emirates? Are you responsible for booking hotel accommodation, corporate events, and entertainment?

If your answer is “yes” to all of the above, what are you waiting for? Join our new Bonnington Corporate Bookers Club group on Facebook! It’s free and you’ll get direct access to the Bonnington’s sales team, plus you’ll benefit from dedicated special offers and promotions.

To join, just click here and request to be included in the group. We’ll review your application and get back to you within a few days.

Once you’re a member of the group, you can enjoy one click access to all the latest info and offers for your guests and you can also contact your sales manager directly.

Our sales coordinator is on hand to assist you with booking requests, corporate rates (also abroad as part of our Worldhotels membership), billing queries, and much more!

Don’t delay, because we’ll soon be launching an exciting incentive program for all group members!

Want to know more about the Bonnington? Check out our website, watch our YouTube channel, or follow us on Twitter!

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Art house cinema in JLT! Ireland on Screen UAE 2012!

We are pleased to let you know that the “Ireland on Screen UAE” film festival 2012 will come to Jumeirah Lakes Towers on Tuesday, 3rd of April. The aims of the program are to provide local audiences with a sample of Irish cinema and to raise cultural awareness and appreciation in the United Arab Emirates for Irish and Irish-related film and cinema.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments with the film screenings themselves beginning at 6.30 p.m.

Entrance is free of charge and eager cinema-goers can register their interest in attending and find out more about the screening program by going to http://www.irelandonscreenuae.weebly.com or by contacting 0501204699.

Dedicated film buffs will also be interested to know that a limited number of Irish film prize packs will be also be up for grabs at the screening!

Ireland on Screen UAE 2012 is supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Abu Dhabi.

Don’t miss your chance to see Ken Loach’s critically acclaimed “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” – a sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion.

In addition to the main film, a selection of Irish short films will also be shown. You can find out more about them here.

The event takes place at the Almas Tower Conference Centre, just across the road from us and  we’re also supporting the event together with McGettigan’s Irish Pub – you’re welcome to pop in for a pre- or post-cinema dinner or drink.

Ample parking is available in the local area and at the Bonnington Hotel.

You can follow the Almas Tower Conference Centre on Google+ by clicking here – stay informed on all upcoming events!

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The best in international stand-up comedy is coming to Jumeirah Lakes Towers

The best in international stand-up comedy is coming to the Almas Conference Centre (managed by Bonnington) in April!

Don’t miss the Laughter Factory on Friday, 6th April 2012. Featuring: Andy Robinson, Dominic Holland, and Michael Fabbri.

Stand-up comedy at the Almas Conference Centre in JLT opposite the Bonnington Hotel

Tickets are available from What’s On Box Office and TimeOut Tickets. The Almas Conference Centre is located just across the road from us, so why not pop into the Bonnington for a pre-show dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant or drinks in our Healey’s Bar & Terrace?

You can follow the Almas Tower Conference Centre on Google+ by clicking here – stay informed on all upcoming events!

Don’t forget to visit our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

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Our Almas Conference Centre

The Almas Conference Centre (managed by Bonnington) is making waves! We have recently catered for several high-profile events and if you are looking for conference, meeting, or events facilities in Dubai, just opposite Dubai Marina and in walking distance to the metro, pop into the Almas Tower and have a look at what we can offer.

Sophisticated corporate facilities meet world class luxury at Almas Tower Conference Centre. Whether you are holding a meeting for 10 colleagues or a presentation for 550 attendees, we can accommodate all your requirements.

Perfectly located overlooking the stunning views of Jumeirah Lakes Towers, the versatile Almas Conference Center is equipped with high-end technology, including high speed Internet and Audio Visual Equipment for use during presentations or social gatherings. Professional catering services will provide you with an unforgettable experience, whether it is a coffee break, or a gala dinner with the most refined dishes.

The Almas Tower Conference Centre is on Google Maps and Google+ – check it out today!

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