It’s Wednesday, so we’ll bring you the latest #GuestCommentsWednesday , but also some news of upcoming events at the Bonnington in JLT.
As always at the end of March, #EarthHour is happening this coming Saturday from 8.30 – 9.30 p.m. Dubai time. We’ve been part of it since we first opened our doors and, over the years, have made great inroads into lowering our energy consumption and carbon footprint. The Bonnington was one of the first hotels in new Dubai with solar panels on its roof and LED lighting and motion sensor controls were also part of our setup for years.
Still, there’s also a fun side to Earth Hour and, for us, that means the annual candlelight dinner at the Cavendish Restaurant:
Even more traditional than Earth Hour is the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse racing event, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
As always, we’ll be telecasting it live in our Healey’s Bar & Terrace and this year, we’re throwing in a free welcome drink:
March is one of our favorite months in the year, because of our annual St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza around 17th March. Being Irish owned, we’ve celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in style since we first opened our doors and, from our second year onwards, with our friends from McGettigan’s (who, coincidentally, run their own blog – check it out here).
The McGettigan’s blog is also a good source to find out what’s going on this St. Patrick’s Day, as most of our celebrations will take place in #McGettigansJLT . As always, though, we also have plans for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant and we’ll release the details soon on the restaurant’s Google+ and Facebook pages.
Are you looking for our other March special offers? You can find them here.
Did you know that, for guests in our luxurious serviced apartments, we introduced an exclusive room service dining offer a little while ago? Daily changing specials for only AED 79/portion! Want to see what’s on offer? Just search for hashtag #DoorBellDining on Twitter or on Instagram. We also publish the offers every afternoon on our Facebook and Google+ pages.
We were pleased to welcome Mona from The Monalogues recently. Mona runs a blog that’s worth checking out (you can find it here) and came to try out our Pink Ladies Night in Healey’s Bar and Terrace recently. See what she had to say here.
Over 500 hotels, but only one clear winner: The Bonnington takes Worldhotels’ top spot for growth in 2014!
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.
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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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.”
Join the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice discussion on social media with the #TravelersChoice2015 hashtag.
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Valentine’s Day is getting closer. This year, forget about last-minute arrangements in average and over-priced restaurants in areas where you’re likely to get stuck in traffic and come to The Cavendish for your yummiest Valentine’s yet!
It’ll be love at first bite for you and your loved one. Tuck into duck, venison, barramundi, and sample creative starters and elaborate desserts. All for just AED 369, per person, for five courses, or AED 299, per person, for three courses.
Even better? Every course comes with its own glass of expertly paired fine wine. Add to that the impeccable Cavendish service and you’ve got a winning evening. Let us do the cooking, serving, and washing up, so you can focus on your loved one!
You can book a table online, or you can email us at cavendish[at]bonningtontower.com.
Getting here is hassle free with easy access from Sheikh Zayed Road and free valet parking. Or why not leave the car at home & take the metro and the tram? It’s an easy walk to the nearest station from here.
The 20th edition of the popular Dubai Shopping Festival is in full swing and we’ve got some great offers for you if you’re planning to come to Dubai for some bargain shopping or for one of the many events (click here to find out what’s on):
We’ve also received a few more comments in our Golden Book, so although it’s not #guestcommentswednesday just yet, we’d like to share them with you:
Right now, it’s raining in Dubai, but the sun can’t be far away and once things have dried out a bit, they weather will surely be perfect for a visit to one of Dubai’s many parks or beaches. If you’re planning to head outdoors for some relaxation, why not have a picnic? We’ve just launched our Bonnington Picnic Baskets, which come fully equipped with everything needed for a fabulous picnic in the great outdoors:
Our picnic baskets come in two versions, for two or for four people, and they’re full to the brim with bakery items, salads, sandwiches, cheeses, and sweet treats. You can order them via Room Service or speak to any of our Food & Beverage team-members.
As always at this time of the year, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for our blog. Here it is! Thanks to all our readers & commenters!
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.