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St. Patrick’s Day 2017 at the Bonnington – Book Your Stay Now!

St. Patrick’s Day is coming! Now’s the right time to book your stay at Dubai’s only Irish owned luxury hotel! Enjoy a fabulous stay at the Bonnington Hotel in JLT, great Irish food, and FREE entry to Dubai’s biggest Paddy’s Day party at the Dubai Media City amphitheater! The Bonnington, home of McGettigan’s Irish Pubs – the craic is mightier here! For bookings, go to http://bit.ly/paddysdayindubai

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Shake your shamrock! McGettigan’s and DGT Events are excited to bring you the BIGGEST Paddy’s Day Party in the Middle East on the green grass of Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. It’s the ultimate celebration of all things Irish, featuring a full day of live music in the sunshine, award-winning food and beverages from the McGettigan’s team, and of course great craic!

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Little Green Cars are coming to Dubai!

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Irish indie rock band, Little Green Cars, is coming to Dubai and playing live at our McGettigan’s JLT & The Baggot on Friday 26th August.

Entrance to the concert is totally FREE, but why not make a staycation out of it and stay overnight with our special Little Green Cars package?

For AED 499 per room, you get:

  • Complimentary Food: 2 specials of the day
  • Complimentary Beverages: 2 House beverage + 2 Non Alcoholic beverage (redeemable in all hotel F&B outlets including room service – excludes McGettigan’s)
  • Complimentary swimming pool access

You can find out more and book the package by clicking here.

Formed in Dublin in 2008, the five-piece band consists of members Stevie Appleby on guitar and vocals, Faye O’Rourke on vocals, Adam O’Regan on guitar, Donagh Seaver O’Leary on bass and Dylan Lynch on drums. Since signing with Glassnote Music, the band has toured America and the UK extensively. The US portion of the 2013 tour included a live performance of their single, Harper Lee, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band has also played at festivals such as Coachella in California, Lollapalooza in Chicago and are known for hits such as ‘Easier Day’ and ‘The Song They Play Every Night’.

On the concert day, McGettigan’s offers a special pre-gig drinks package – get stuck into 3 hours of unlimited house drinks from 5pm-8pm for just AED199! You can find out more about it here.

Follow the links below for more information on the band and their music;

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlegreencars
Twitter: @Littlegreencars
Website: http://littlegreencars.com/

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at the Bonnington!

Celebrations are in full swing and we’ve already enjoyed a great St. Patrick’s Day lunch at our Cavendish Restaurant and a lively performance by the Irish dance troop in our lobby:

There’s much more to come over the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Dubai. For all details, check out http://www.stpatricksdaydubai.com

Italian Dinners, Irish Celebrations, and Hometown. There’s a mega weekend ahead & it starts now!

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Are you ready? We’ve got a mega weekend of food, parties, and live music line up for you and it starts tonight!

For a start, we’d like to take you to Italy: Our new Italian promotion in the Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace starts tonight and runs until the summer. Try our new Italian al la carte menu and join us for an exciting trip around the world of Italian cuisine. Have a look at the menu:

After eating great Italian food, let’s celebrate with the Irish! This Thursday will see Dubai’s biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day event kick off at our McGettigan’s JLT. You can find out all about it in this blog post, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Pop into McGettigan’s JLT before 5 p.m. on Paddy’s Day (17th March) and enjoy drinks for only AED 17!
  • Enjoy a great Irish lunch or dinner at our Cavendish Restaurant and Terrace on Paddy’s Day! Lunch is only AED 175 pp (food only) and dinner is AED 299 pp (food & beverages). Find out more & book your table here.
  • Catch Louis Walsh’s newest Irish boy band Hometown live at McGettigan’s JLT on 17th March, followed by one of Ireland’s top rock bands Hermitage Green, who will take to the stage at 10pm.
  • As always, there’ll be traditional Irish dancing performances throughout the day. Check the McGettigan’s JLT Facebook page for timings.
  • On Friday 18th, don’t miss Hometown in our Authors’ Lounge – the boys, who took time out from their UK tour, will be around from 12 noon for a meet & greet. All ages welcome!

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If you fancy a break from all thing Irish, there’s also #VisneBand in Healey’s! Following several packed performances, the boys are back with more blues and classic rock:

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As always, you can find out more on our homepage! Have you seen our YouTube channel already? Check out these two videos:

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?

Social Dining Thursdays and some very early Christmas info…

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Start you weekend the Bonnington way! Join us at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers in the heart of Dubai’s thriving JLT community for a truly social dining experience.

Every Thursday from 7.30 p.m. – 11 p.m., gather your friends and colleagues at the Cavendish Restaurant & Terrace and experience Social Dining Thursdays, a great new casual dining concept with unlimited beverages, tasty sharing platters, and live music. Enjoy an al-fresco evening on the Cavendish Terrace or meet at a table in the stylish Cavendish Restaurant. Indoors or outdoors, you’ll find big social dining fun at a small all-inclusive price, great service, and freshly prepared innovative European cuisine.

We bring our famous “It’s all about you” service, your bring your friends. Together we’ll kick off the weekend and let the stresses of the workweek fade away over great food and great company. Come as you are! Our talented chefs will cook up a storm and present you with a variety of their best creations on sharing platters. We’ve got platters full of meat and platters for vegetarians – just take your pick, tell us what you’d like to drink, and let us do all the work while you chat to your friends and colleagues. Stay for an hour or for the entire evening – social dining Thursdays are all-inclusive, so you’ll always know exactly how much you’ll spend! Share your Bonnington Thursdays: #SocialDiningJLT .

 

 

We’re busy finalising our 2015 Christmas offers and details will be available shortly. Meanwhile, our friends from McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC have already released their offers, so if you’re after an Irish Christmas in Dubai, check this out:

 

 

You can also read the McGettigan’s blog here and get more info on their festive offers.

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

Hello March! Here’s what’s going on…

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.

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Are you looking for our other March special offers? You can find them here.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

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From all of us at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you to all our guests, visitors, associates, neighbours, and suppliers, for a fabulous 2014! We’re looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Do join us this festive season! Check out our festive program here.

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

Well done, Shane! Let’s celebrate with free beer!

Here’s a little something to brighten up your Sunday! To celebrate the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers’ and McGettigan’s brand ambassador, Shane Lowry’s fantastic season culminating in the DP Golf World Championship over the weekend at the Jumeirah Golf Estates here in Dubai, there will be a FREE BAR* tonight from 8-10pm at McGettigan’s JLT!

This very special offer is valid for one night only, don’t miss out!

Shane Lowry is an Irish professional golfer currently ranked #52 in the world. He is proudly sponsored by the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and the McGettigan’s Group.

Come and join us at the McGettigan’s ‘Race to Dubai’ after-party tonight Sunday 23rd November at McGettigan’s JLT at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel.

*applies to house beverages only.