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Venkadesh stands tall in 2nd position at the Global Sake Sommelier Competition!

Venkadesh Sake Competition 2nd Place

He’s done it! Congratulations to Venkadesh, our Healey’s Bar & Terrace Manager, for achieving an outstanding 2nd place in the recent Global Sake Sommelier of the Year competition! For more details about the competition, read our previous blog post here.

Venkadesh was one of six semi-finalists, who battled it out at the final, which was held in London on 23rd November 2015.

We’re all very proud that one of our team-members represented us and the UAE at this prestigious annual event and finished in the top two!

We wish Venkadesh all the very best for the future! Who knows, he might just grab the trophy for us at next year’s Sake Sommelier competition!

It’s definitely a great start to the festive season. If you’re looking to celebrate, we’ve got some great offers and events at the Bonnington. Check out the details here.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Awards, birthdays, and guest comments!

The Bonnington & Lastminute.com teams

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.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Need a meeting room in Dubai? We’ve got a few and they’re all new!

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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.

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All our meeting rooms also benefit from natural daylight and there are spacious break-out areas, some indoors, some outdoors.

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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!


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Have you tried out our new Social Dining Thursday Night Brunch yet? Watch the video the video here or see what a blogger who visited us recently had to say here.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Thank you, Hotels.com! Plus, August offers & news from the Bonnington!

Hotels.com Certificate of Recognition 2015 BonningtonWe’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:

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Stuck in Dubai this summer? Here’s some good news!

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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!

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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:

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

 

Happy Ramadan! Are you ready for Eid yet?

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Ramadan Kareem to all our guests, associates, visitors, suppliers, neighbours, and friends! We hope you’re Ramadan has been going splendidly so far!

We’ve certainly enjoyed all our iftars so far and we’ve got some great reviews on TripAdvisor for them. Check them out by clicking here. Thanks to all diners who took the time to review us!

If you haven’t been yet, you’ve got about one more week left, so why not pop down to The Cavendish Restaurant in JLT and break your fast with us? If you want to stay on after iftar, we’ve got a great offer in Healey’s for you:

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If, on the other hand, your thoughts are already turning to Eid, don’t delay and book your Eid brunch seats today:

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No blog update would be complete with a roundup of the latest guest comments we received in our Golden Book at reception, so here they are (see the images in full size by clicking on them):

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Healey’s isn’t closing for the summer! Let’s party!

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Summer is here and Ramadan’s set to start next week. Usually this means that Healey’s Bar & Terrace is closing for a month and that we’re having an end-of-season closing party. This year, though, Healey’s will stay open during June and July, but we still wanted to have a party anyway, so we’ve come up with a beat the heat end of season extravaganza that’s set to last 5 entire days.

From 13th to 17th June 2015, you can buy special beverages packages in Healey’s for only AED 200/day (Saturday – Tuesday) and AED 250/day (Wednesday). Enjoy unlimited house beverages and don’t forget to enter the nightly raffle draw exclusively for beverage package purchasers. Prizes change nightly and include bottles of fine grape, cigars, iftar vouchers for our Cavendish Restaurant, and many more…

You can buy your beverage packages in Healey’s or by emailing us.

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

There’s a new terrace in #JLT

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You have experienced the Cavendish taste indoors, now experience it outdoors on the newly opened Cavendish Terrace. Located under the shade of the impressive Bonnington Tower and set amongst lush greenery and water features, you can now lunch, brunch, or dine al fresco at the Cavendish.

Enjoy breakfast in the sun, a quick lunch with colleagues outdoors, or a romantic dinner by candlelight, all while experiencing the same great food and service you have come to expect from the Cavendish, but with added fresh air and views of the bustling Almas Tower neighbourhood in JLT.

Why not pop in this month & try the Cavendish dessert of the month?

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Today is Wednesday and that means it’s #GuestCommentsWednesday at the Bonnington, too! Our Golden Book has been busy during the past week and here are some of our latest comments:

As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Earth Hour and a new #guestcommentswednesday

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:

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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:

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?

Welcome to the Month of Romance. And of other special offers! #guestcommentwednesday , too!

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February is here and Valentine’s Day is looming on the not so far away horizon. If you haven’t finalised your plans yet, click on the image above and check out our gourmet offers in the Cavendish Restaurant.

If you’re not a fan of Valentine’s, why not give the annual anti-Valentine’s party in our McGettigan’s JLT a try? You can find out more about it on their blog here.

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Other than for Valentine’s Day, we have, of course, more great offers for your in February, for example in our Authors’ Lounge:

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Or, if you’d rather enjoy the cool weather outdoors, why not check out our Leisure Deck?

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We’re always happy to hear from our guests and visitors! You can now also share your pictures with us on Instagram:

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already?