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Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Honored In the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards

We’re very pleased to announce that we have been named as a winner in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice® awards, putting us firmly amongst the top 25% of hotels in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.

In the 12th 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 two awards in 2012 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 2014 award:

“We are very pleased to have received this award. This recognition is the result of 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 these lists and would like to say a big thank you to everybody who reviewed us on TripAdvisor.”

To see all our TripAdvisor reviews, click here. To see all 2014 Travelers’ Choice winners, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice.

Join the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice discussion on social media with the #travelerschoice hashtag.

Picture 1 - Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers - A TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winner

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Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and McGettigan’s Irish Pub Proudly Announce Sponsorship of Irish Golf Sensation Shane Lowry

Today, the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and McGettigan’s Irish Pub proudly announced their sponsorship of Irish golf sensation Shane Lowry. It was a great day as Shane Lowry was pictured hitting golf balls into the surrounding lakes from the rooftop terrace of Healey’s at the Bonnington, and relaxing in McGettigan’s. Present for the launch was caddy Dermot Byrne, Bonnington and McGettigan’s CEO Dennis McGettigan, and Irish Ambassador to the UAE H.E.Patrick Hennessy. We wish Shane all the luck and success at the DP World Race to Dubai and the future!

Check out Shane’s website here or follow him on Twitter here.

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F1 Abu Dhabi – Get the best of both worlds!

F1 Abu Dhabi

Catch all the excitement of the 2013 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix with our special Formula One Grand Stay package.

We’re only 40 minutes from the race course, so you why pay F1 room rates in Abu Dhabi if you can stay with us and enjoy special rates and offers in our restaurants and bars?

Find out more by clicking here!

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Our basketballers are champions & our towels have won, too! Don’t even mention our bread or petits fours!

March has been quite the month so far for us here in Jumeirah Lakes Towers!

First up, our hotel basketball team won the 2013 Dubai inter-hotel championship! Congratulations to Cezar & his team!

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Secondly, our hotel towels were awarded the 2013 UAE Fluffies Award for the fluffiest hotel towels in the United Arab Emirates. Our towel won in the contest, which was launched by radio station Dubai 92 and judged by the stations breakfast show presenters Catboy and Posh Anna together with Katie Heskett from Ahlan!. The Bonnington towel won based on its fluffiness, but also sheer size (see picture), beating the Moevenpick Ibn Battuta into 2nd place and also leaving towels from The Address Hotels + Resorts, Rotana, JW Marriott Marquee, and the One & Only trailing behind.

Thirdly, Gulfood 2013 finished last week and, like 2012, some of our chefs excelled in the show’s Salon Culinaire!

Congratulations to Nuwan Abeyrathna and Indika Wickramatunga! Nuwan won a bronze medal for his bread showpiece, while Indika got a merit for his petits fours display.

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Mother's Day at the Cavendish in Dubai

Don’t forget! Mother’s Day is coming up! We’ve got a special menu for dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant. You can find out more and book online on the Cavendish’s Facebook page.

Last, but not least, a shout-out to our colleagues from Healey’s Bar & Terrace! Not only do they have a fantastic March offer, which allows you to enjoy a shisha and the cocktail of the day for only AED 49/person, but they have also been nominated for “Best Ladies’ Night” in the 2013 TimeOut Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards!

Best Ladies¹ Night - Shortlisted

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More guest feedback & some special offers!

Welcome to another post with guest feedback from our Golden Book! The past few weeks have been very busy here in JLT with the Eid festivities, various conferences and events, and of course the Atelier Festival.

We’re preparing for the upcoming festive season and hope to see you around over Christmas & the New Year.

Did you see that our monthly gourmet wine dinners were recently reviewed by two high-profile food bloggers?

Read what they had to say here or here.

Our next wine dinner in the Cavendish Restaurant is on Tuesday, 11th December 2012, and we’ll reveal the theme a little closer to the date on the Cavendish’s Facebook & Google+ pages. The last event was quite busy, so it’s worthwhile booking in advance.

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More laughter in JLT!

The Laughter Factory is coming back to JLT on Friday, 2nd November 2012! This month’s line-up promises a great show, so why not make an evening of it and come down early for dinner in our Cavendish Restaurant?

The show takes place in our Almas ballroom, just across the road from the Bonnington.

Doc Brown is an underground rapper who worked with, among others, De La Soul and Mark Ronson. In 2008, Doc Brown put down one mic and picked up another after working as a “slang consultant” on a Lenny Henry sitcom, written by Danny Robins and Dan Testell for Radio 4.

Jimmy McGhie’s career was kickstarted in 2005 after reaching the finals of the prestigious ‘BBC New Talent’ competition and performing in the ‘Amused Moose Hot Starlets Showcase’ at the Edinburgh Festival. He then began working full time as a stand-up comedian performing in theatres, clubs, arts centers and universities all over the country and abroad.

Alistair Barrie has been performing professionally for nearly an entire century… this one. Much in demand as both a headline act and MC, he has played all over the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield including the States, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Cyprus, Singapore, Bahrain, Indonesia, Mumbai, Athens (during riot season) and the middle of the North Sea.

After-show venue: McGettigan’s JLT

The Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers congratulates its HR & Quality Manager, Diana Saxena, for being shortlisted for the 2012 Hotelier Middle East Awards as HR Person of the Year!

The Bonnington Hotel in JLT is very pleased to announce that its HR & Quality Manager, Diana Saxena, has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘HR Person of the Year’ award in the 2012 Hotelier Middle East Awards – the Oscars of the hospitality industry in the United Arab Emirates and the wider region.

Diana, who joined the Bonnington’s pre-opening team in 2009 as Assistant HR Manager and was promoted to HR & Quality Manager in 2011, not only oversaw the successful pre- and post opening process, but also implemented a host of HR, training, and quality initiatives, which were fundamental in assuring consistently low staff turnover, high employee satisfaction, and continuously rising guest satisfaction scores.

“I congratulate Diana for being included in this year’s shortlist for this award and the entire Bonnington Hotel  & McGettigan’s Irish Pubs team will surely support her on 31st October. We all wish her the very best and hope that she will win on the night!,” said GM of Bonnington Tower, Bruno Guilloux.

Diana has the full support of all her colleagues, who praise her cheerful and understanding nature, excellent organization skills, dedication, and reliability.

Having seen the Bonnington team grow from 60 employees to over 400 employees, including Dubai’s most popular Irish Pub chain, McGettigan’s, Diana said, “It’s a true pleasure working for the Bonnington and I really enjoy the freedom I am given by the owners to manage the company’s HR, training, and quality responsibilities and I enjoy being there for our colleagues and encouraging them to achieve their best at all times.”

Now in its eighth year, the Hotelier Middle East Awards recognises a broad range of front and back of house roles, from laundry managers to chefs, marketing experts to concierges and spa professionals to engineers. This year there are 19 award categories.

The Hotelier Middle East Awards are a celebration of excellence. The winners truly are the heroes that make the difference.

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The Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Atelier/Festival – the Middle East’s Biggest Music Festival hitting Dubai on 19th October 2012!

The Bonnington Hotel in JLT is proud to be the official hotel sponsor of  the 2nd edition of the biggest music festival in the Middle East, Atelier/Festival, which will take place in Dubai on Friday, 19th October 2012 and will see 8 international top artists appear on the same stage in an 8 hour long non-stop live music extravaganza.

Featuring 50Cent, Duffy, Nelly, LMFAO(SkyBlu), Ciara, Craig David, Eva Simons & DJ Antoine, all live in concert, the Atelier/Festival will take place at Meydan Race Course and the international stars will be supported by 5 local DJs to entertain the expected 15,000+ revelers.

The event, which will be broadcast live in local radio, also feature a dedicated teen section, 3 fashion shows with international top models, and a wealth of food & beverage offerings.

“We’re delighted to be associated with such a prestigious event, which will further help with positioning Dubai firmly as the world’s top tourism & entertainment destination,” said CEO of Bonnington Tower and the McGettigan group, Dennis McGettigan.

“Together with our McGettigan’s Irish Pubs & Entertainment Hubs in JLT and Downtown Dubai next to the World Trade Centre, the Bonnington is a keen supporter of events that add value to residents and visitors of our city and we hope that the artists and visitors will enjoy this outstanding event.”

Artists like 50 cent and Nelly will be relaxing and staying at Bonnington Hotel in the heart of Jumeirah Lakes Towers which should give fans a chance to meet the stars of the Atelier Festival in their outlets such as McGettigan’s or Healey’s!

As part of the festival sponsorship, McGettigan’s at Bonnington in JLT will be a ticket sales outlet for the massive music event with tickets on sale from AED250 for a standard, AED450 for a premium or AED650 for a VIP ticket.

One thing is for sure, the Bonnington and McGettigan’s outlets continue to be at the forefront of music, nightlife and entertainment in Dubai – whether it’s bringing the best music acts to their McGettigan’s venues or hosting 50 cent, Nelly and Duffy in their hotel.

For more details on the best room rates at Bonnington visit www.bonningtontower.com or check out the McGettigan’s website for the latest info on concerts and events www.mcgettigansdubai.com

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The hunt is on for the finest cupcake chef in Dubai!

The hunt is on for the finest cupcake chef in Dubai! Use your imagination and showcase your cooking skills by creating your very own CUPCAKE masterpiece! To win, simply upload a photo of yourself while making the cupcake and of the finished product and post it on https://www.facebook.com/bonningtontower! You can also make a video (less than 1 minute long) and email it to us via bonningtontower@gmail.com and we’ll post it on our page for you.

The small print:

  1. Entries can posted/emailed until 4 p.m. Dubai time on 24th of September
  2. The best 3 entries will be selected by us and presented for final judging by our Facebook fans on 25th of September
  3. Our Facebook fans will have from 25th – 30th September to vote for the winning cupcake
  4. The winner will be announced on 1st October 2012
  5. The winner will receive a voucher for an afternoon tea for 2 adults + 1 child in our Authors’ Lounge
  6. Prize cannot be exchanged, sold, or transferred.
  7. You must own the rights to the photos & videos you upload to our Facebook page – we will only accept original photos and reserve the right to delete fake photos/videos, unsuitable material, or media copied from other sources.
  8. In the final round, the winner will be decided by votes from our Facebook community. Obvious fake votes will be deleted.

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Calling all seafood lovers & gourmets! Join us for our September wine dinner!

It’s gourmet wine dinner time again in our Cavendish Restaurant on Tuesday, 11th September, from 7 p.m. onwards.

This month, the theme is shellfish. Book now by calling +971 4 3560533 or email us on reservations[at]bonningtontower.com

As always, this promises to be a perfect evening out for foodies and wine lovers alike! The evening is excellent value with a five course meal prices at only AED 345. Those of you with smaller appetites can also choose a three course option for only AED 295.

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