Thursday, December 26, 2013

Big Room Sale


http://www.bewleyshotels.com

Welcome to the 2013/2014 Bewley’s Hotels

BIG ROOM SALE

This year we are ‘Keeping Our Value Promise’ again by offering great rates.

Dublin Hotels:
Bewley’s Hotel Newlands Cross from €55
Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport from €59 + Park, Stay and Fly Packages
Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown from €59
Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge from €69

Leeds Hotels:
Bewley’s Hotel Leeds from £53

Manchester Airport Hotels:

Bewley’s Hotel Manchester Airport from £56

This offer is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Must book by 17th of January for stays until 30th of April 2014.

We’ve been very busy this year and some hotels have had some major upgrades:
Bewley’s Hotel Leoparsdstown: New Bar, Restaurant, Lobby & The Sandyford Suite
Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge: New Bedrooms
Bewley’s Hotel Leeds:  New Bar, Restaurant, Lobby & Function Room

Hope you had a great Christmas and Best Wishes for 2014!

Thursday, December 19, 2013



Moran & Bewley's Hotel Group becomes ‘Official Hotel Partner’ for Paralympics Ireland
Irish Paralympic athlete, Orla Barry, is announced as brand ambassador 

Moran & Bewley’s Hotel Group are delighted to be involved in supporting Paralympics Ireland through the extensive provision of accommodation, meeting and event facilities. We first got involvement in 2011 and were proud partners of the 2012 Irish Paralympic Team which delivered an impressive haul of 16 medals in London.

Moran & Bewley’s played a key role in the preparations of Irish Paralympic athletes in the lead up to the Games and we also hosted a number of showpiece events. With Irish Paralympic athletes now aiming for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, our support will again prove vital.

Commenting on the renewal of the partnership, Adrian Sherry, Group Marketing Manager for Moran & Bewleys Hotels, said:“We were thrilled to be involved with the incredible Irish Paralympic success at London 2012 and are delighted to help Paralympics Ireland prepare for the challenge of Rio 2016. The performances of Irish Paralympic athletes like Orla Barry are hugely inspiring and we will be supporting them every step of the way.”

Patrick Haslett, Commercial Director for Paralympics Ireland commented: “We were very grateful for the invaluable support of Moran & Bewleys Hotels and their staff in the lead up to London 2012. As Irish Paralympic athletes target the podium at Rio 2016, we look forward to another exciting partnership.”

Orla Barry, Irish Paralympic star (Paralympic/World Discus medalist & world record holder) added: “I’m honored to become an ambassador for Moran & Bewleys Hotels’ involvement with Irish Paralympic sport. I’m a Cork-based athlete, so it’s especially fitting to kick off the partnership again in the Silver Springs.”

Thanks to all involved and we look forward to working together. 






Tuesday, December 10, 2013

We are Leeds, We are Proud - Leeds United

"We are Leeds, We are Proud, Standing up, Singing loud, and there's nothing you can do against the Yellow Whites and Blue"

The current manager Brian Mc Dermot is beginning to the see results coming in having only joined the Championship side in early 2013. The club currently sits two points outside of a play off place and only eight from top spot. Mc Dermot has the experience that Leeds United need having won the Championship with Reading in 2012 and making the play off final in 2011.

Leeds are not just in a good position in the League but also are doing well in the FA Cup. Leeds are facing a 3rd round clash with League two side Rochdale on the 4th of January, so hopefully they can shake of the Christmas and New Year celebrations and progress to the fourth round.

Leeds United players are winning awards as well. Ross Mc Cormack was awarded player of the month for November with seven goals in the Championship alone, with four coming in the 4-2 win away to Charlton. Mc Cormack is a Scottish international who joined the club in 2010 and has cemented his place in the first team.

Leeds United making it back to the Premier League for the first time since 2004 is looking very promising this year with the club in strong position going into the all important Christmas fixtures.


If you are traveling to any of the Leeds United games make sure to stay in your NUMBER ONE LEEDS UNITED HOTEL - Bewley's Hotel Leeds!

We are a short distance from Elland Road and always have live match coverage in The Inkwell Bar. See you there!

Winter Wonderland @ RDS Ballsbridge

Guest Blog: Sara from the Bewley's Hotel Marketing Department

Last Sunday i took a trip to check out Winter Wonderland at the RDS Simmonscourt. I have to say, i was really impressed.

We drove and parked at Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge although there is plenty of parking provided by RDS.
The entrance to Winter Wonderland is right next door to the hotel. You can enter for free and stroll around. When you walk in you will feel like you have been 'Christmassed'. It's almost like being at the German Christmas Markets. When you walk through there are various vendors specializing in a wide range of snacks such as ginger bread, candied fruit, crepes etc.

To the left you will be drawn by the screams, The Jungle River cannot be missed. There is a charge for all rides. You have to get in to a log and it takes you up high enough to see the Ballsbridge landscape. You then plumit down in to what appears to be a big pool of water. You make a big splash but dont get too wet!

Fosset Circus has a Christmas Show every few hours, we missed that but there was great demand on the day and some of the acts were outside. It looked like a good show to bring the kids to.

It was very windy on Sunday so we weren't brave enough to take on the Big Wheel. I went on it before when it was just Funderland and it is really good, you can see every corner of Dublin when you are up the top.

The Christmas Markets hadnt opened on Sunday but i have heard from people that have been there last night that they are great for little craft bits.

Funderland was open and had all of the great rides its famous for. There is a charge in but well worth the visit, so much fun!

We spent most of our time at ISkate. It was €15 per adult in and that was at peak time, the prices vary pending time of the day. The rink is in really good condition and they have a great team there helping everyone. We stayed on the ice for the full session. For kids there is a kiddie rink and there are special skates for them too. You can get attachments to their shoes or the skates with double blades. There are little penguin holders that kids can sit on or hold on to as they make their way around the ice.

As we left we sampled the Crepes which were amazing! We still had enough room for our dinner in The Brasserie in Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge. We opted for a main course each and the hotel just launched 'Kids Eat Free' when accompanied with an adult. There are money saving options such as purchasing tickets online rather than at the desk.

This is a great day out and highly recommended for all ages. If you are trying to think of a great girlie, boys, family or work day or evening out then mark this high on your list of options!

Friday, December 6, 2013

A whirl wind of Awards this Week!

We are delighted to announce that some of our wedding venues have won awards this week!






We have been awarded by weddingdates.ie and weddingdates.co.uk.

For Thomas Prior Hall this is their third year winning this award.


We are honoured to receive such great awards and it is a true testament to the hard working wedding teams at each hotel and of course the loyal support of our wonderful customers.

Wedding Dates has a wealth of reviews from previous brides and grooms and guests who attended weddings. For good honest reviews make sure to check them out.

A big thank you to you all! xx




Winter in Dublin - Festival & Event Guide

Dublin City is booming with activity and fun. Bewleys Hotels Dublin has created a Festival & Event Guide to help you find what you are looking for in Dublin and where to stay.

Click here!

iSkate package

We are delighted to announce that Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge has teamed up with iSkate, Ireland's newest and biggest ice rink in Ireland at the RDS Dublin.

Ice skating is the perfect activity to do with your friends, family and other halves. The icy weather and fun atmosphere really gets you in the Christmas mood. It is located in the RDS Dublin which is right beside our Ballsbridge hotel which makes it a perfect match. We have excellent packages available. For more information check out www.bewleyshotels.com/ballsbridge/special_offers


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Perfect Gift - Bewley's Hotel Gift Voucher


hotel gift vouchers

We've great news! We've just launched our online Gift Vouchers.

You can now buy a gift voucher for Bewley's Hotels Ireland or UK. They make the perfect gift and we can email them directly to the person you want to give the gift to!

For more information; CLICK HERE

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

RBS 6 Nations


Cheer on the boys in green at the Aviva Stadium in the RBS 6 Nations.
Be the 16th man as Ireland play host to Scotland, Wales and Italy in the series.
This will be Joe Schmidt's first taste of 6 Nations action and after last years disappointment of only finishing 2nd from bottom on a dismal 3 point all eyes will be on him.
In the last campaign Ireland got off to the perfect start against Wales in Cardiff with a 22-30 scoreline.
However Wales went on to win the championship and Ireland's only other point arrived with a 13-13 draw with France. With tough away games in Paris and London Ireland will be looking for big performances to build on from their 3 home games. 

Fixtures:
Sun 2nd Feb 2014 Ireland V Scotland
Sat 8th Feb 2014 Ireland V Wales
Sat 8th Mar 2014 Ireland V Italy

Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge is the ideal base for attending the Aviva stadium to cheer on the Joe Schmidt's boys in green.
The hotel is only a short walk from the stadium and the perfect location for soaking up the pre match banter and atmosphere!!
Book Now: CLICK


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Autum Internationals





This November will see Ireland welcome current world champions New Zealand along with fellow southern hemisphere power houses Australia & Samoa to the Aviva Stadium. This will be the first opportunity for new head coach Joe Schmidt (former Leinster head coach) to see his team in competitive action.

Fixtures:

Ireland V Samoa Saturday 09/11/2013

Ireland V Australia Saturday 16/11/2013

Ireland V New Zealand Sunday 24/11/2013

Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge is the ideal location for games in the Aviva Stadium, with the stadium only a short walk away. Ballsbridge is the perfect place to soak up the big game atmosphere in the many bars and restaurants in the area.

To make a booking Click Here

Dublin Marathon



Monday the 28th of October will see the Dublin Marathon enter its 34th year. The mainly flat course ( ideal running conditions) consists on 1 single lap.

The Dublin Marathon attracts many top overseas  athletes and it is taught this year will be no exception.

The race will start at Fitzwilliam Street and loop around the City through the Phoenix Park and finish up on Merrion Square North.

Bewley's Hotels offers great value accommodation in it's 4 strategic locations around Dublin.

If you are running the Dublin Marathon or cheering on a loved one or friend  Bewley's Hotels are the ideal focal point for you.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Up for the Final - Mayo Event


Get your Mayo V Dublin All Ireland weekend off to a winning start at Bewley's Hotel Newlands Cross & the "Up For The Final" event which takes place in the Pavillion at our sister hotel Red Cow Moran Hotel on Saturday 21st (the night before the final)

Doors open at 7.30 with a Q&A hosted by today FM's Paul Collins with a panel of football legends including David Heaney, Tommy Lyons, Michael O Muircheartaigh among others.  

  • Live music from the well renowned Celtica
  • Free finger food
  • Drinks promotions & DJ till late
We have great prizes to be won including, All Ireland tickets as well as signed jerseys, footballs and weekends away.

All for just €10 plus booking fee. 
For Tickets:
Book now on redcowmoranhotel.com/ticketsor call the box office on 01 4593650 and ask for "Red Cow - Up For The Final"
To Book Accommodation and tickets at Bewley's Hotel Newlands Cross - BOOK HERE

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Limerick VS Clare


The “BIG” match is approaching… Limerick VS Clare… and were backing Limerick all the way!
The Limerick Hurlers take on Clare in the All Ireland Hurling Semi Finals on the 18th of August in Croke Park @ 3.30pm.  We at the Bewley's Hotels are gearing up for the celebrations and will be hosting one hell of an after party…
Make sure to come along to the Bewley's Hotel Newlands Cross for the pre and post-match celebrations… Starting Friday Night with Live Music, Saturday night with some great entertainment and Live Music and Sunday – grab your pre match breakfast before heading for the big match!
Bewley's Hotel are Limericks No 1 Supporter!
We thought it would be interesting to see if anyone out there still has the Moran Limerick Jersey… If you do you WIN of a FREE PINT AT BEWLEY'S HOTEL NEWLANDS CROSS 




1.       Take a picture of yourself in your Moran Limerick Jersey
2.       Post it onto the Bewley's Hotel Facebook page
3.       Entries will receive a FREE PINT at Bewley's Hotel Newlands Cross on Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th August
Wait…… send us a “wacky” image of your jersey (example: your pet wearing the jersey)
Post it onto the Bewley's Hotel Facebook page
The Best Picture will win!!
2 Night Weekend Break including Breakfast
Bewley's Hotel Newlands Cross 
Winner will be announced on Friday 16th August
We at Bewley's Hotels would like to wish the Limerick Hurling Team the very best of luck on Sunday 18th of August… We all know who we will be shouting for here!
One drink per entry (Contact Bar with Facebook Profile Name to receive your Free Pint)
Terms and conditions apply
Drinks can only be redeemed on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2013

Terms & Conditions Apply. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Oxegen 2013


It's that time of year again!

OXEGEN 2013 returns with an amazing line up.
This year acts include:
  • David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Chase & Status
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Example
  • Nero
  • Rita Ora and MUCH MORE

If you are going to this festival and want to know what to wear, check out our post from guest blogger Lorna Weightman

If you are going to the gig and not a big fan of camping, make sure to stay with Bewley's Hotel Newlands Cross.
Rooms from €53.10 BOOK NOW

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thomas Prior Hall - Wedding Showcase 11th July 2013

Don't miss our Wedding Showcase at the award winning venue, Thomas Prior Hall on Thursday the 11th of July 2013 from 5 pm to 8 pm

Thomas Prior Hall was awarded the Best Wedding Venue in Leinster as well as the Best Wedding Venue in Dublin...

Come along to our Wedding Showcase and see the venue as it would appear on your wedding day!

Enjoy canapes & wine while viewing this amazing wedding venue.

Take a walk around this spectacular venue surrounded by manicured lawns, iconic white water fountain while gathering great ideas and advice from our wedding team.

For more information on our great wedding packages visit our website or call 01 668 1111








Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Michael Buble Concert - Extra Tickets going on SALE - Thursday 27th June at 9am!



There is still a chance to get tickets for the "one and only" Mr. Michael Buble who is coming to town (Dublin) for a 5 night show at the O2.



Need a hotel? Let Bewley's Hotels take the hassle out of getting to/from the O2 with our shuttle bus service......


15th July 2013  -   Bus to 02 leaves Bewley'sHotel Leopardstown at 6.10pm & Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge at 6.30pm.  Arrival time at the 02 is 7 pm approx and departure from the 02 is scheduled 20 minutes after his last song.  Shuttle Bus const €10.00 return.

16th July 2013  -   Bus to 02 leaves Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown at 6.10pm & Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge at 6.30pm.  Arrival time at the 02 is 7 pm approx and departure from the 02 is scheduled 20 minutes after his last song.  Shuttle Bus const €10.00 return.

18th July 2013  -   Bus to 02 leaves Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown at 6.10pm & Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge at 6.30pm.  Arrival time at the 02 is 7 pm approx and departure from the 02 is scheduled 20 minutes after his last song.  
Shuttle Bus const €10.00 return.

19th July 2013  -   Bus to 02 leaves Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown at 6.10pm & Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge at 6.30pm.  Arrival time at the 02 is 7 pm approx and departure from the 02 is scheduled 20 minutes after his last song.  Shuttle Bus const €10.00 return.

20th July 2013  -   Bus to 02 leaves Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown at 6.10pm & Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge at 6.30pm.  Arrival time at the 02 is 7 pm approx and departure from the 02 is scheduled 20 minutes after his last song.  Shuttle Bus const €10.00 return.



Extra tickets will be going on sale at 9 am on the 27th of June...
Prices range from €83.33 - €99.99


Note - he is a wanted man, so make sure and get in early!! 


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Taste Of Dublin


One of Dublins best foodie events will be taking place at the Iveagh Gardens from June 13th to 16th. Don't know what to wear? Fashion Blogger Lorna Weightman has provided some top fashion tips when attending Food Festivals!


Hello hats!

A summer must have accessory is the hat, and there is no more appropriate time to wear something like a bowler or panama style hat than at a food festival where chic style is always welcome what ever the weather. Summer hats add elegance to even the most casual of outifts, and there are plenty of styles to choose from this season.

Panama Hat available from Accessorize


Flat shoes are your friend!

Although there are plenty of designated walkways throughout the festivals, ensure you are wearing comfortable shoes (flats or wedges are recommended) so you can casually stroll among the stands.

Wedge heel sandals available for €20 in Heatons.



Keep rainproof!

With Irish weather being changeable to say the least, and with most food festivals being located out of doors, remember to bring a waterproof jacket with a hood to keep you dry in case of some summer showers!

You can grab this Parka Jacket from Marks & Spencers.


  
Accessories

Bangles, earrings and necklaces can make a real statement; whether you are in your favourite weekend t-shirt or your most stylish blouse, adding some bling can bring an outfit to life. Try stacking bangles, of  various styles and colours, along your arm - one of my favourite tips for summer. As you sip your prosecco, watch the bangles catch the light.

Bangles from Coldlillies.com from €158 

 
Sunnies, the must have accessory
Sunglasses are the icing on the cake for ever summer outfit. From large lensed designer styles, to the newest trend of aviators, opt for a frame that flatters the shape of your face. And try some colours, like white or even a printed frame!

These glasses are an absolute bargin from Penny's from €1.50






Tickets for Taste of Dublin are available online here, or call 0818 30 00 30.

Music Festivals Dublin

Bewley's Hotels have teamed up with Fashion Blogger Lorna Weightman to give you the top tips when attending a music festival in Dublin this summer!


One of the highlights of the summer is the abundance of music festivals Ireland has to offer, whether you like to camp or just do a day trip, here are the top fashion tips to help you pack your rucksack!

Get the bag right

Keeping your valuables safe, while looking stylish is key so opt for a cross body bag or satchel! This will also keep your hands free for dancing to your favourite band!

Be original!

So many celebs set the tone for festival style, but this summer why not be the trendsetter and take inspiration, but create your own festival look! Whether it’s customising a t-shirt to making your own accessories, it’s a great time to be creative!

Wear those Wellingtons

Festivals in Ireland can mean one thing - mud! Keeping those feet warm and dry is a fashion priority, so invest in some good wellingtons to last you this festival season and the next! And one important tip - always carry a spare pair of socks!

Leave that maxi dress at home!

Maxi dresses and long skirts are not exactly festival friendly, as they can drag or even worse, be stepped on! Stick to midi or minis for skirts, but ideally, jeans and hardwearing fabrics are more practical.

Stay waterproof

Raincoats do not have to be unflattering! Try a parka with a hood to keep that hair dry, or a trench coat is always an elegant option. Either way, a waterproof jacket is a must!

And don’t forget to post pictures of our festival outfits to your social networks! Instagram is a music festival favourite!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Bloomin' Good Weekend Ahead!


T’is bloomin’ marvellous! 

Bloom in the Park, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family event will be in full flower this year from 30th May until 3rd June.
Up to 80,000 people attended Bloom last year, and they are hoping it will be even bigger and better for its 7th year.  As well as viewing the spectacular show gardens, visitors to Bloom will enjoy cookery and craft demonstrations, free gardening advice from the experts, Irish food produce, live entertainment and gardening workshops.
Kids can attend Bloom for free. In fact, it’s a fantastic family day out for budding bloomers with a great Kids Zone and lots more to keep them entertained. Dublin Zoo is also nearby in Phoenix Park. 

Tickets:
Adult: €20
Child: FREE


If you are travelling to the event and need a hotel near pheonix park then make sure to check out www.bewleyshotels.com with rates from €59 per room.

The weather is due to be beautiful but just in case there some showers, make sure to pick up a Bewley's Hotel Poncho during your stay! If you are unsure of what to wear make sure to check out www.styleisle.ie

Have a great weekend!



Friday, May 17, 2013

The Irish Drift Championship

The Irish Drift Championship - one not to miss!

IDC Ireland 2013 season promises to be packed with excitement!

This year Irish Drift Championship sees the return of several of our past Prodrift champions from aboard to battle with Irish regulars for the first IDC crown.  The Irish Drift drivers continue to make their mark in the championship!

Dates for the diary:

Round 2: Punchestown - May 24th, 25th and 26th
Round 3: Cork Marts - June 29th & 30th
Round 4: Cork Marts -  July 27th & 28th
Round 5: Mondello Park - September 6th, 7th & 8th

Bewley's Hotel & The Silver Springs Moran Hotel have some great rates available, so if you need a hotel, make sure to click on the links below!

For Dublin events, book your hotel now at www.bewleyshotels.com 

For Cork events, book your hotel now at www.silverspringsmoranhotel.com 

For more information on the IDC Ireland 2013, click here

Tuesday, April 30, 2013



Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport Wedding  Showcase

The Baskin Suite at Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport is a hidden gem.  The elegant bright and spacious ballroom can host fabulous weddings to suit both large and small intimate weddings.  Our promise is attention to detail at all times by dedicated staff experienced in the art of creating the perfect “unforgettable” wedding.

Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport Wedding Showcase will be held on the 12th of May from 1-5pm

See the venue as it would appear on your wedding day… 
Local supplier exhibiting on the day!

For more information call 01 871 1000 or email weddings.dublinairport@bewleyshotels.com 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Family Breaks at Bewley’s Hotels in Dublin.

There are two important factors when choosing a weekend break away with the Family. Firstly, 'Location' is key, and secondly, 'Activities' are crucial to keep those little ones entertained.
Bewley's Hotels have properties in prime Dublin locations - Ballsbridge, Leopardstown, Newlands Cross and Dublin Airport.  All are very popular destinations for city breaks and accessible by rail, air, road and port.

Bewley’s Hotels are the most child friendly hotels in Dublin. Our family offering varies per property but here are some facilities which are available within out hotels:
  • Baby Sitting services. Please note this service must be booked in advance
  •  High Chairs
  •  Family rooms
  •  Interconnecting rooms available on request
  • Free cots available on request
  •  Large spacious guest rooms for 2 adults and up to 3 children
  • Inexpensive healthy 'Kids' menus using fresh produce.
  •  Games & Toys for kids are available in every Brasserie Restaurant
  • Safe and Secure premises
There is so much to do and see in Dublin, so when staying any Bewley’s Hotel in Dublin on a family break, these are some of the activities you can go to:

If you are staying over the weekend and fancy Sunday Lunch with your family, Bewley’s Hotels have kids entertainment live every Sunday with a wide range to activities available including face painting, balloon modelling and much more….

At Bewley's Hotels our younger guests are extremely important to us. Their experience must be as perfect as the grown-ups.

Bewley’s Hotels have great 'Staycation' Packages available which can cater for all the family.

Family Breaks in Dublin From €79
Offer Includes: Accommodation & Tickets to Dublin Zoo or Aquazone

To Book 
Call 1890 79 89 99