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.
We’re very proud to announce that Venkadesh, our Healey’s Bar & Terrace Manager, will represent the Bonnington and the UAE in the 2015 Sake Sommelier of the Year competition.
Venkadesh is one of only six semi-finalists from around the world and will travel to London next week to try and win the title of Global Sake Sommelier of the Year. If he’s successful, he’ll win a unique trip to Japan to take the Sake Sommelier Association’s Advanced Sake Sommelier Course.
For those unfamiliar with sake and the Sake Sommelier of the Year competition, here’s what you need to know: Sake is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Unlike wine, sake is produced through a brewing process similar to that of beer. Undiluted sake contains 18%–20% alcohol content, which is more than that of wine or beer.
The Sake Sommelier of the Year competition is an annual event jointly organized by the Academy of Food & Wine Service and the Sake Sommelier Association. Held in London, it is the first of its kind to be held outside Japan. The competition aims to find the most skillful sake sommeliers, bring them to the attention of their customers, and raise the profile of their outlets and sake in general. More than 50 sommeliers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East entered the first competition in 2013.
The Sake Sommelier of the Year 2015 will be held at The Millennium Hotel, Knightsbridge on 23rd November 2015. We wish Venkadesh all the very best and hope he’ll bring the title to Healey’s and the UAE!
We’ll update you on the results on our social media pages!
Did you know that we’ve recently refurbished and extended our conference rooms and meeting spaces? You can now chose from six state-of-the-art meeting rooms, which are all conveniently located right next to the Business Centre on the mezzanine level of our tower.
All meeting rooms are equipped with the state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, integrated screens, laptop computers, lighting and temperature control, sound, video and microphone systems.
All our meeting rooms also benefit from natural daylight and there are spacious break-out areas, some indoors, some outdoors.
If you’re staying with us overnight during your event or conference, you might enjoy our Club level rooms and suites, which are purely devoted to our corporate clients. Guests staying in these rooms will benefit from a wealth of value added services – airport transfer (one way only), free wifi, and access to our exclusive lounge where they can enjoy complimentary teas, coffee, fresh juices and light snacks during the day.
Our meeting planners can help you make your next conference or event a great success. Contact them today!
Everybody knows that Dubai is a shopper’s paradise and the Bonnington is located just a short distance away from some of the city’s major malls. Dubai Marina Mall is just across Sheikh Zayed Road and you can walk to it via the metro footbridge.
Other malls are a little further than a short walk away, but fret not, because we have a daily free shopping shuttle bus which you can use to visit Ibn Battuta Mall, Jumeirah Beach Residence (also handy for the beach and The Walk at JBR!), Mall of the Emirates, and, of course, Dubai Mall.
Shuttles run twice a day and here’s the schedule:
Don’t forget, you can find more guest comments on our dedicated Pinterest board.
We’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:
July and August are traditionally the months of the ‘great escape from Dubai” – people go on holiday and the city is emptier than during the remaining months. Those who stay seek to escape the heat. If you’re coming to Dubai in July and August or if you’re not traveling abroad, we’ve got some great offers for you here at the Bonnington!
After Ramadan and Eid, our Leisure Deck Bar is open again and it’s the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco evening without the heat. High above the Jumeirah Lakes Towers, our Leisure Deck is open to the elements on three sides, which means there’s always a nice breeze going. Right now we’ve got a daily Happy Hour from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. with all house beverages at only AED 25!
Our weekly Ladies Night is also back from its Ramadan break and every Wednesday evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., all ladies can enjoy three complimentary cocktails while our house DJ is spinning tunes.
For all our other July offers check out our dedicated Pinterest board here. We’ll be adding our August offers shortly.
Finally, if your business, like ours, doesn’t take a summer break, check out our Summer meeting room offer: