Thursday, September 30, 2010

October Specials & Competition!!!

Happy Halloween!
Welcome to this months competition!
To mark the launch of our Mid Term & Halloween Breaks we are offering the winner of this months competition a choice of either a

1. FREE Family Package which includes 2 adults, 2 children B&B and dinner for all of the family- worth €130. The winner can choose any of our Bewley's Hotels!


2. FREE over night stay in Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge in one of their exclusive suites with a divine four course meal in the Brasserie and breakfast in bed the following morning. Worth over €200
Both prizes are subject to availability.

So here's is how you can win!

We are on a hunt to find the best fancy dress costume. We want you to upload your best fancy dress picture to our facebook page. We will then choose the best ones and then we will have a vote. All ages are welcome and as you can see from the picture we are open to all suggestions! When you put up the picture you must write your facebook name in the details/comments so that we know who you are!
yeahhhyyy it's Halloween!

If you have trouble uploading- email your pictures to with your facebook name and we will upload for you!

The competition starts Friday 1st of October and closing date is October 15th.
Tell all of your friends about this and get them all involved.
Best of luck!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bewley's Hotels are now mobile!

New web app means that Bewley's Hotels are now more accessible than ever – now available, in fact, in your pocket!

The Moran and Bewley's Hotel Group has become the first major hotel group in Ireland and the UK to embrace mobile booking technology. Using advanced mobile webapp technology developed by Bookassist, Bewley's Hotels in Dublin, Leeds and Manchester, and Moran Hotels in London, Dublin and Cork are now bookable on iPhone and Android platforms for customers on the go.

Visit or using an iPhone or Android device, and the mobile technology automatically redirects you to the mobile webapp version of the hotel group's website. Visitors using their mobiles to look at individual websites for each hotel are similarly redirected.

The beauty of this system is that there is no app to download, no app store to visit, and no irritating extra steps or barriers in the way for mobile users. The process is seamless and ensures customers get the best experience possible on every platform – whether browsing or booking from their desktop or on their mobile.When you arrive at the site on your Iphone or similar device, you can add the site to your homepage and a Bewley's Hotels icon will pop up meaning next time you want to book all you have to do is touch your screen!

Mobile web browsers on the Bewley's Hotels site and the Moran Hotels site get the full web experience – hotel description, photo gallery, customer reviews, mapping and routing information – as well as a complete booking process in the new, multilingual webapp system. A simple, clear and easily-navigable layout, custom made for mobile, is the key to how clean and straightforward the process is, and will no doubt increase the already significant level of mobile traffic to the Bewley’s Hotels site.

"At Moran and Bewley's Hotels we do already attract plenty of mobile business,” says Tracy Moran, the group’s Communications Director, “so much so that we have taken this step to meet the very real need from many of our guests for a sophisticated but useful mobile service. We do like to pride ourselves on being ahead of the pack when it comes to meeting our customers’ needs, and we expect our new app will be a big success for us, as well as simplifying various processes for our mobile-reliant guests.”

Visit or on your iPhone or Android phone to get the full mobile experience.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Enjoying some food!

If you attended 'Kitchen' last week i'm sure you will agree that it was a great event! There was a great turnout with over 500 visitors mixed between foodies, press, families, hotel guests and local residents.

Face Painting

There was plenty to keep the kiddies occupied such as face painting, not to mention the constant queue for the smoothie stall!
Paula Mee & Brain Mc Carthy
There was a great Carnival atmosphere with visitors enjoying the fine evening, sipping wine outside and listening to Cafe Orchestra.

Nutritionist, Paula Mee gave very interesting talks on the importance of healthy family eating to combat the rise in obesity, heart disease and diabetes in Ireland. In the section on sustainable fish, Paula highlighted the benefits of including more fish in our diet and gave some great advice and tips on 'Eating Out & Staying Trim'. In a later discussion Paula highlighted that many children have never actually seen a carrot and as far as they are concerned they grow in 'batons'!

There were 10 key suppliers present for the duration of the event, all of whom were very generous with their samplings. Included in these samplings were:
silver hill duck | smoked seafood | lamb cutlets | mini beef & yorkshire puds | free range chicken | delicious desserts | seasonal berries | killowen yoghurt.
Food tastings from the stage included (brasserie hotpot | baked apple & berries | mackerel on brown bread | pollack n chips | chicken & pesto risotto | homemade veg soup

At the fruit and vegetable stand, one of the main items of interest was actually a brussel sprout tree. Did you know they grew on trees? Paula remarked upon this herself talking about how kids in the states particularly are not privy to fresh produce enough and many wouldn't recognise a carrot in its original form as they only see them as 'batons' coming out of packets....true!

The main lesson that guests left with was that we should be sourcing and buying more fresh Irish produce. Not only does it taste better but it helps our economy- which could do with all the help it can get right now! This event has certainly given me 'food for thought', i am now checking where my meat and two veg is coming from and will be making a conscious decision from now on to buy Irish where possible.
Check out our pictures from the event!

Bon Appetite!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Back to School & Back to Work

It really is a hard knock life for us..........after a wonderful summer of sunshine (for most days) and holidays at home and abroad. Now it's back to school and work for us and time to start thinking about our hotel requirements for work.
At Bewley's Hotels we know you would rather be planning hotel requirements for your own holiday but we make life easier when you stay with us for business.
Our cosy rooms with all the modern amenities ensure that you can relax and focus on the purpose of your trip.
With our friendly Irish hospitality you will feel like you're at home.
On top of that our meeting facilities are state of the art and priced competitivly.

At Bewley's Hotels we have excellent corporate rates for those who have been working hard.
For the month of September we are offering double points for those involved in our Corporate Rewards Programme.
This Programme offers points for stays which can be redeemed for free nights accommodation, shopping and dining vouchers.

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