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Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

Time flies! Can you believe that our official Grand Opening has been almost a year ago?

In our last blog post during the #bonningtonopens live-blogging event on 3rd May 2010, we said “See you all next year for the 1st anniversary party!” – well, and here it is now, welcome to the Bonnington’s 1st anniversary community carnival!

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7th of May - Party Day!

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The Bonnington Hotel invites you down to join us in a family affair in the Garden at McGettigan’s to celebrate the Bonnington’s  1st anniversary on 7th of May 2011 with a fun-filled day of family events!

Located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, just opposite Dubai Marina, the Bonnington is within walking distance of Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro station!

The day kicks off with a variety of fun and games for children at the Bonnington Mini Carnival located in the Garden at McGettigan’s from 12 noon to 5 p.m. bringing you all sorts of entertainment including a bouncing castle,  face-painting  and our very own mascot, “Bonnington Bear”!

Complimentary food and refreshments will be served on the day especially created for the event by the Bonnington’s Executive Chef, Thomas Gagliardi!  Chef Thomas will get tummies rumbling with a mouth-watering hotdog station, a BBQ station and a ‘design your own’ cupcake/cookie station for all kids to get involved in!

Following this exciting event, the Hotel is also catering for older guests and invites parents and everybody else to join the celebration and receive a complimentary drink with any meal purchased in any of the Hotel’s restaurants and bars between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers’ 1st  Anniversary – A perfect day out for the family!

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Pre-opening reloaded…

It’s been a while since we had the pleasure to write about our pre-opening and grand opening operations.
In fact, it’s been such a long time, we thought we’d do it all again, albeit on a much smaller scale and in gingerbread…
We’re proud to present you the 2010 gingerbread version of the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers:

Christmas at the Bonnington Jumeirah Hotel Dubai

Our culinary team will put the finishing touches on the gingerbread tower in the coming days and we’ll soon be celebrating the second grand opening!

Why not become a fan of the Bonnington on Facebook? Join our Big Facebook Fan Race! Just click on the picture below and you’ll be taken straight to our Facebook fan page! Spread the word!

Bonnington Facebook Competition - the race is on to reach 3000 fans by Christmas

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Edison Cabuhat – The Lord of the Cakes!

Let there be cake at the Bonnington!

A much belated shout-out to Edison, our Pastry Chef and creator of the Bonnington’s Grand Opening cake!

Edison, pictured above in front of the stunning cake he created for our opening party and accompanied by Mr. &  Mrs. McGettigan, worked tirelessly to create a cake replica of our building – complete with all 40 floors and our stunning Leisure Deck!

The cake didn’t only look good, it tasted great, too, though many people probably did not realise that the cake was actually real and not just some artificial concoction.

With the Grand Opening now over, Edison has turned his skills to create new cake varieties and shapes. Watch out for his latest creations!

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#bonningtonopens – We’re live! (final)

This is it, folks! The final part of #bonningtonopens live blogging. The party is officially over, though many guests are still having a grand time in Healey’s.

Thanks to our owners, and (one more time today!) a very Happy Birthday to Mr & Mrs McGettigan!

Here they are, cutting their birthday cake:

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A very big thank you, too, to all our associates who have worked tirelessly to put it all together and deliver a stylish opening.

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Lastly, of course, thanks to all our guests!

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See you all next year for the 1st anniversary party!

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#bonningtonopens – We’re live! (VII)

The evening party is in full swing and people are wandering from the lobby to the Authors’ Lounge, Healey’s Bar & Terrace, the Cavendish and to BokaBento.

Some first impressions:

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The band setting up

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Khamille & Sitha

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Skytrackers light up the Almas Tower

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Our Pastry Chef outdid himself - A cake replica of our tower!

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The electric violinist in the Authors' Lounge

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#bonningtonopens – We’re live! (VI)

We’re getting ready for the evening part of the Grand Opening. Over 600 guests are expected to attend a black tie event that will take up most of our public areas.

Dublin’s 98FM Declan Pierce will broadcast his daily show live from our lobby, a string quartet will paly in the Authors’ Lounge, and a band will entertain guests in the Cavendish.
Later in the evening, a DJ will start spinning the tables in Healey’s Bar.

Here’s the first ever photo of our recently completed private dining area in Bokabento:

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Chef and his team are discussing strategies for the night in Bokabento’s show-kitchen.

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The stage is set in the Cavendish, and only a couple of tables need to be placed now.

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#bonningtonopens – We’re live! (V)

Here’s a couple of videos from the official opening ceremony at noon today:

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#bonningtonopens – We’re live! (IV)

Here’s a couple of more shots from just before the official ribbon cutting at noon today:

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The pillars for the official ribbon cutting are being placed outside the hotel entrance.

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The official scissors awaiting the arrival of the dignitaries & VIPs.

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Owners and dignitaries.

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The ceremony is about to begin.

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Visitors making their way to the hotel entrance for the official ribbon cutting.

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Here we go: The cutting of the ribbon!

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The MD’s speech after the ribbon cutting.

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#bonningtonopens – We’re live! (III)

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In the Cavendish Restaurant, the stage for the evening function is currently being set up.

While we’re on the subject of the Cavendish, here are the first two pictures of our new fountain by the (equally new!) patio outside the Cavendish:

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#bonningtonopens – We’re live! (II)

About 1 1/2 hours to go to the start of the official ribbon cutting, and we carried out a quick flag raising practice session with the grand children of the hotel owners:

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The Authors’ Lounge is being set up to receive the dignitaries and VIP guests:

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