Are you ready for February? We are and a very special February it’ll be, too! You’ve got an extra day to try out all our promotions and offers. Oh, and Valentine’s Day is coming, too!
If you’re in the mood for romance, don’t forget about our Valentine’s early bird offer, which runs until 10th February. Book your gourmet Valentine’s experience at our Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace before the 10th and you save AED 100, because we’ll give you 5 courses for the price of 3 courses. Find out more about the offer here.
Just in case you don’t really care about Valentine’s Day, check out what our friends in McGettigan’s JLT are organising: The guys & dolls anti-Valentine’s brunch. Find out more here.
We’ve also got a night of great live music ahead in Healey’s Bar & Terrace. On February 4th, catch Visne in Healey’s and enjoy a night of non-stop rock and blues classics:
What else do we have lined up for you in February? In our Author’s Lounge, you can take off on a cheese & wine flight for only AED 119:
Pop into Healey’s in February and try our Cocktail of the month, the Kyoto Breezer:
We’ve also got great food promotions in our Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace, on our Leisure Deck, and in the Authors’ Lounge. You can find them all on our dedicated Pinterest board here or or on Google here.
Pssst! Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! This Valentine’s Day, say it with dinner and enjoy a romantic & sumptuous gourmet meal in the elegant and cosy atmosphere of our Cavendish Restaurant.
Even better: Book before 10th February and get 5 courses for the price of 3! How’s that for an early bird offer?
You can chose from a 3 course gourmet meal for AED 399 or 5 courses for only AED 499 – both include a half bottle of French bubbly for you to enjoy with our compliments.
Later you and your loved one are invited to enjoy a delicious cocktail at Healey’s Terrace with our compliments. It is certainly the perfect way to begin or complete this special day.
There’s also a lucky draw and one lucky couple will win a 1 night stay with breakfast at the Bonnington!
Well, hello there! It seems, like us, you’ve made it safe & sound into the new year. Welcome to 2016! Like many people, we thought we’d start the new year with something new: Please welcome our all new Ladies Night in Healey’s Bar & Terrace! From 4th January, it’ll take place weekly on Mondays and it’s now even better value – all ladies get four free beverages!
Same stylish surroundings, same great atmosphere and service, new day: #HeelsInHealeys !
Sure enough, we’ve also got great offers in our other restaurants and bars this January, so pop in & (re)discover the Bonnington this month:
How about a yummie dark chocolate and marshmallow brownie? It’s available throughout January in our Authors’ Lounge, the stylish and relaxed cafe in the heart of JLT. Ultra deliciousness for only AED 35! While you are there, why not grab one of the many local and international newspapers and magazines on offer or sink into one of our cosy armchairs with a book from the Authors’ Lounge library? In the evenings, our open fire place adds to the atmosphere and provides the perfect setting for a late night snack and a catch up with family and friends. Planning a special function or celebration? We also make custom cakes to order, from tasty cupcakes to large celebration cakes in all shapes & sizes.
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!