Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paralympics 2012 - The "Big" Send off at Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport

What a night? The Paralympics Irish Team had a "big"send off at Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport on Wednesday the 15th of August, it was a great night with many family, friends and supporters there to wish the team all the best!

The Irish group The Saw Doctors were on hand to make sure the Irish Team had a send off to remember.  The Irish Team will arrive in London on the 28th of August at the Crown Moran Hotel where they will prepare themselves for the games!

We wish the Irish Paralympic Team
the Very Best of Luck in the Games!

Check out a video clip of the "big" send off!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Are you going to the All-Ireland Irish Craft Beer Festival This year?

The Festival is coming to the RDS in Dublin on the 7th of September till the 9th of September.  It is a weekend you don't want to miss!

This weekend celebrates the Irish craft brewing, live music and some great Irish artisan food stalls.

Featuring approximately 20 craft brewers, both local and "guest" breweries, the festival is expected to attact over 5,000 attendees throughout the weekend.  This year, the team is looking forward to showcasing niche brands, new products and pipe-line products, as well as providing craft-beer lovers with technical advice on brewing and the opportunity to meet the brewers.

For the first time, the festival will launch with a one-of-a-kind beer and food pairing evening on the 6th September, offering guests the opportunity to learn more about the different attributes and traits of Irish Craft Beers as well as providing a deeper understanding on which foods compliment different types of craft beers.

Would you like to win tickets to the All-Ireland Irish Craft Beer Festival and an overnight accommodation voucher for Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge?

All you have to do to win this great prize is answer the following question:

Where is the All-Ireland Irish Craft Beer Festival being held this year?

All answers must be submitted to marketing@bewleyshotels.com with "Irish Craft Beer" in the subject line together with your name, address and contact details.

Entries must be in by 31st of August 2012 - winner will be announced shortly after!

As always you be a fan to enter... so like us on Facebook!

Don't forget to share with your friends!

Terms and conditions apply.  Subject to availability.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Tall Ships Race 2012 is coming to Dublin this weekend...

The race started in France and will travel across the Bay of Biscay to Lisbon, Portugal before carrying on to Spain.  The race will then travel north of the Irish Sea and will arrive in Dublin. 
The Tall Ships Races 2012 - Dublin event will take place from the 23rd of August to the 26th of August.

The excitement is brewing in Dublin this weekend, there are a number of great activities and events which are all FREE as part of the Tall Ships Festival

This is a weekend you don't want to miss out on!

There is a such a wide selection of activities and events to choose from over the weekend, catch a movie on the floating cinema, take part in the battle of the winds water sports, head to the bulmers live music dock to check out some great bands, head to the Festival hub for an exhibition on Irish culture or just sit back and enjoy the scenery of the Tall Ships arriving into Dublin.

Dublin city will be full of colour this weekend with craft markets, street performers and face painters. There is a Family Blue Zone on each day of the Festival, this is being held at Grand Canal Square.

There is activities for everyone, and it is FREE so it is a great weekend for all the family.

You won't want to miss out on this weekend in Dublin!

Download a map and schedule for the Tall Ships Festival 2012

Bewley's Hotels have some great offers available this weekend, with four hotels in great locations in Dublin, Ballsbridge, Leopardstown, Newlands Cross and Dublin Airport.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back le bid - Help Bring The Tour de France to Leeds!

The tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, Leeds City Region Partnership and key local councils have created this offical bid to bring the Tour de France to Leeds in 2016.

Mark Cavendish who is a star sprinter is backing this bid along with Team Sky team mate Ben Swift.

There is also a massive campaign after being launched to try and get the public behind this event and vote to being the Tour de France to the county.

The idea behind this campaign is that if they are successful, the county will benefit from the revenue which would be earned by the increase in tourism for the event and also would show the world how beautiful the county is as the event will be screened worldwide showing on 92 different television channels.

The Tour de France is one of the most exciting sporting events there is and with this campaign, Yorkshire are hoping that it will be held there in 2016.  The 2011 event was held in Paris from the 2nd to the 24th of July, covering a distance of 3,430.50 kilometres.  The winner of the 2011 race was Australian born Cadel Evans.

Leeds is an excellent city backdrop for the colour and excitement of such a high profile race the wider Yorkshire region is also marvellous setting.  It would also be an unmissable opportunity for the local people to witness this international event right in the heart of their own area.

To vote for this campaign, CLICK HERE

Bewley's Hotel Leeds have some great offers available for a weekend break, family holiday or something like the Tour de France...


World Grand Prix Darts Championships 2012

The world's best dart players will return to the Citywest Hotel Convention Centre for the World Grand Prix Darts Championship on the 8th to the 14th of October.  The Championship will be held at the Citywest Hotel Convention Centre and it will be screened on sky sports.

The Partypoker.com World Grand Prix sees 32 top players face off at Dublin's Citywest Hotel in one of the most exciting and unpredictable events in darts.

This is one event that you don't want to miss, one minute you will be sitting on the edge of your seat with nerves in silence and next you will be up celebrating and supporting the players.

Phil "The Power" Taylor who won the championship last year for the 10th time, will be there to defend the title along with some of the best players in the world.

The 2011 tournament saw history made as Brendan Dolan became the first player to hit a double start nine dart finish during his run to the final, where he lost to Phil Taylor.

You can guess who the bookmakers favourite is - Phil Taylor at 1/19.

Tickets are available from the Citywest Hotel Box Office on +959 1 401 0505 or Click Here to buy tickets online.

Bewley's Hotel Newlands Cross have some great rates available, rooms starting from €59 per night, stay 2 nights and get 10% off.

Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown have some great rates available, rooms starting from €69 per night, stay 2 nights and get 10% off.

Heading to Marley/Marlay Park this year?
Why not take the hassle out of getting there,
by taking the Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown Concert Bus...

Marley/Marlay Park has a fantastic line up this year...

On the 23rd of August there will be the British rockers Kasabian and Noel Gallaher’s High Flying Birds, Maverick Sabre for a very special Marley/Marlay Park summer double headliner,
with special guests The Cribs.
On the 24th of August there will be the two time Grammy winning artist David Guetta performing some of his biggest hits, Benny Benassi, Rizzle Kicks one of the most exciting teenage talents to emerge in the past year and Rock legend Tommy Trash and many more...

On the 25th of August, for one night only, for one time only, this exclusive gathering of three musical giants will take place.  Van Morrison is without a doubt one of the most original recording artists in musical history.  Welsh legend Tom Jones has sold over 100 million records across the globe and is considered one of the world's most iconic singers.  A true soul and R&B icon, songwriter and performer Bobby Womack boasts a career spanning over 40 years.

Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown is the ideal location for your trip to Marley/Marlay, just 10 minutes away from the venue and just located off the M50 and takes the hassle out of those where to park dilemmas!

Stay 2 nights and get 10% off!

Take the hassle out of getting there? Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown is running a Marley/Marlay concert bus on the 23rd and 25th of August (no bus running on the 24th)

Tickets are just €6 return or €4 on way per person.

Bus Times

23rd of August – Departs from hotel at 5, 6 and 7pm
25th of August – Departs from hotel at 4, 5, 6 and 7pm

To book call us on 01 293 5000 or log onto www.bewleyshotels.com/leopardstown

We have some great offers in our other hotels:

Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge, just 18 minutes away from the venue - stay 2 nights and get 10% off!
To book call us on 01 668 1111 or log onto www.bewleyshotels.com/ballsbridge

Bewley's Hotel Newlands Cross, just 20 minutes away from the venue - stay 2 nights and get 10% off!
To book call us on 01 464 0140 or log onto www.bewleyshotels.com/newlandscross

Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport, just 30 minutes away from the venue - stay 2 nights and get 10% off!

To book call us on 01 871 1000 or log onto www.bewleyshotels.com/dublinairport