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Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and McGettigan’s Irish Pub Proudly Announce Sponsorship of Irish Golf Sensation Shane Lowry

Today, the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and McGettigan’s Irish Pub proudly announced their sponsorship of Irish golf sensation Shane Lowry. It was a great day as Shane Lowry was pictured hitting golf balls into the surrounding lakes from the rooftop terrace of Healey’s at the Bonnington, and relaxing in McGettigan’s. Present for the launch was caddy Dermot Byrne, Bonnington and McGettigan’s CEO Dennis McGettigan, and Irish Ambassador to the UAE H.E.Patrick Hennessy. We wish Shane all the luck and success at the DP World Race to Dubai and the future!

Check out Shane’s website here or follow him on Twitter here.

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We’re switching off! Switch off, too!

On Saturday, 31st March, we will again be supporting the worldwide Earth Hour initiative. We have been taking part in the annual Earth Hour celebrations since 2008 and on Saturday, we will be switching off all external lights on our building for one hour between 8.30 – 9.30 p.m.

We will also be reducing light levels in our public areas and in the Cavendish Restaurant and Healey’s Bar & Terrace.

The Cavendish will offer an a la carte dinner menu by candle light, while Healey’s Terrace will be lit by torches and Healey’s Bar will serve flaming cocktails.

We hope you join us in marking this year’s Earth Hour! You can find out more about this initiative at http://www.earthhour.org.

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

The Bonnington Hotel Factsheet: Now available in Chinese!

Our Director of Sales & Marketing is currently in China on a sales road-show. Prior to her flying out, we got the Chinese versions of our hotel factsheets updated. Want a copy? You can download it from our SlideShare space:

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Eid Mubarak!

Best wishes for a happy & blessed Eid to all our guests, associates, visitors, and suppliers!

The Bonnington in JLT wishes you a very happy Eid 2011!

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… and the winner is…

One winner will be crowned the ‘Ultimate UAE Explorer’! Alec Harden!

Just a couple of minutes ago the Ultimate UAE Explorer was crowned in a glitzy ceremony in the Bonnington’s Executive Club Lounge. Following a big round of applause, Alec was handed the symbolic key to a Bonnington apartment, which will be his new home for the coming year!

Here he is being handed the key by Dennis McGettigan: UAE Explorer 2011 - UAE for free

Alec also wins a car for a year, plus flight tickets to a number of dream destinations! In return, he will have to report regularly about his life as the UAE’s Ultimate Explorer and, of course, his time at the Bonnington!

A big round of applause also to the runner up, Natasha! The race, so we were told, was very close!

Here are Alec & Natasha seconds before the final winner was announced:

 UAE Ultimate Explorer UAE for free

 Just for the records, here’s Team Bonnington!

Team Bonnington!

Keep up with Alec’s exploits on the UAE Explorer Website!

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What’s on TV tonight?

Today, we finalized our soft-opening TV channel lineup. During our upcoming soft-opening phase, our guests will be able to choose between the following channels:
Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers: Soft-opening TV channel lineup

Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers: Soft-opening TV channel lineup

Our selection of TV channels will be supplemented by our Video-on-Demand service, which will offer the best of Hollywood & Bollywood movies just three months after their theatrical release and before the DVD and Pay-TV release.

We have plans to expand our TV channel lineup even further once we are fully open.

 


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The Armorial Bearings of the Bonnington Group

A grant of Arms, Crest, Badge and Supporters was made to this long-established company of hoteliers by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 1 October 2007. The patent recites the history of the company from its incorporation and acquisition in 1909 of The Bonnington Hotel in London. College of Arms reference: Grants 172/343.

ThThe Armorial Bearings of the Bonnington Groupe Badge of the Bonnington Group consists of a torch enflamed, between two furisons or fire-steels; it thus combines two of the distinctive elements from the Arms and Crest.

The Armorial Bearings consist of the following elements:

 

The Shield or escutcheon, which was held or worn by knights for protection against blows from opponents’ weapons. As part of the equipment of medieval warfare, shields were constructed from wood, leather or metal, and painted with various devices (or charges) that would identify each knight on the battlefield or at tournaments. The shield is the principal element in the Armorial Bearings, and has varied in shape and design according to changes in fashion.

 

Here the Arms consist of a blue (or Azure) shield, charged with a red (Gules) reversed pall edged with gold (Or), which forms an arrow pointing upwards. This represents the company’s ethos, one of community and moving forward together. The gold furisons or fire-steels to either side of the pall are used to light fires, symbols of the home from home provided by the hotel group. The furison device also forms a ‘B’ which alludes to the name of the company.

 

The Helmet was a technological development of warfare that contributed to the development of heraldry: with its visor closed and the face hidden, combatants could no longer be easily recognised. The Helmet is always depicted in its natural colours (proper), those of steel.

 

The Crest is the device worn on top of the helmet; it also has its origins in identification on the battlefield and at jousts and tourneys. Very often Crests consist of an animal or monster, and whilst many have no discernible meaning, for others the choice may express the bearer’s surname or character.

 

The red elephant in the Crest of the Bonnington Group is an Indian symbol of hospitality, being seen outside many large homes and residences in that country. It also alludes to the Arms of the London Borough of Camden, and thus to the geographical origins of the Group in Bloomsbury. The gold flambeau or torch is similar to those found outside many hotels and clubs in London and is thus a symbol of those places, of hospitality, and of the firm’s leadership in the field. It is shown with fire coming out of it (or enflamed).

 

The Mantling consists of a cloth, much slashed and elaborately curled, behind the helmet and the shield. It probably derived from cloths worn to protect the knight’s head, encased in a metal helmet, from the heat of the sun.

 

The Wreath serves to mask the connection between helmet and Crest, and to attach the mantling. It consists of two skeins of silk in the principal colours of the Arms, twisted together.

 

The Supporters are creatures or figures to either side of and supporting the shield. They may derive from figures often shown to either side of the shield on heraldic seals.

 

Here the gold beaver and badger are both famous for their home-making skills in diverse habitats, which alludes to the diversity of the company both in geography and in people. Both begin with a ‘B’ which again alludes to the company’s name and brand. They hold blue torches enflamed.

 

Badges were devices used in medieval times to identify members of a lord’s retinue, household and family. Whilst the Arms, Crest and Supporters relate only to the individual or specific corporate body, badges had a wider application and could be used by those outside the immediate family to express their relationship. They were popularly used on clothing, jewellery, plate, and on buildings.


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Since the turn of the century Bonnington has refined the true meaning of British Hospitality. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers is a landmark of heritage and style.

Designed to be one of the finest hotels and serviced apartments in New Dubai, Bonnington Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers provides a chic residential address for all who walk through her doors.

Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers – Dubai, is a 5-star hotel with luxurious serviced apartments, consisting of 208 rooms and suites, 272 hotel apartments, 6 restaurants and bars, 4 conference suites, a Leisure Deck on the 11th floor with infinity pool, state of the art gym, steam and sauna facilities as well as hairdressing salons for ladies and gentlemen.

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