Your ‘home away from home’ just got more rewarding! Dreamhouse has partnered with Universal Points loyalty program to say thank you to its guests by extending a 5% cash back benefit for any direct booking.
The true differentiator of the Universal Points program lies in its simplicity. With only an email address and a direct booking, Dreamhouse guests receive 5% back from their total bill after every stay. The 5% benefit is redeemable automatically through PayPal, Virtual Visa and other easy options.
The benefit automatically extends to all Dreamhouse locations and hundreds of other fantastic properties in key destinations such as London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles.
Aberdeen has immense appeal for commerce and leisure visitors. It is studded with outstanding architecture, which celebrates the granite influence, complemented by the Mica in the stone that sparkles like silver in the sunlight. Notable buildings include St. Mark’s Church, the Salvation Army Citadel, the Sherriff Court and Head Post Office, the extension to Marischal College and a wealth of other beauties on Union Street. Today modern retail parks and shopping centres including the £190 million retail development in Union Square cater for those with purchases of all types on their minds.
With 45 parks and gardens, the city has been the winner 10 times over of The Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain Best in Bloom “Best City” award. Stroll through Duthie Park on the banks of the River Dee with its boating pond and bandstand or visit the natural amphitheatre in the Denburn Valley.
Duthie Park Winter Garden
Whilst embracing Mother Nature, why not visit one of the numerous Nature Reserves, where wildlife can be spotted anytime of the year. Following the outdoor lifestyle, of course there is a choice of more than 15 golf courses within 15 minutes of the centre and a further 30 beyond.
For the more creative amongst us Nick Nairn Cook School has 2 hour quick cook sessions to full day classes – so learn how to produce the perfect Angus steak or maybe a variation on a more traditional dish.
Wounded, injured and sick Servicemen, women and Veterans who are part of the Help for Heroes Band of Brothers fellowship, have been treated to a night in a luxury London city centre apartment courtesy of DreamhouseApartments and suites. The Band of Brother members who have travelled the length of the country to visit London for a fundraising dinner for Help for Heroes, were let down for accommodation at the last minute, and with just hours to spare Dreamhouse have stepped in to save the day.
A spokesperson from Help for Heroes said: “It is simply wonderful that Dreamhouse have offered their services free of charge to our wounded and injured men and women. The support they receive from companies and members of the public lets our guys and girls know that even as we draw down from Afghanistan, we have not forgotten, and will not forget, what they have sacrificed for our country. We are sure they will enjoy their night of luxury thanks to Dreamhouse.”
Probably the finest Apartments in Glasgow, new to the Dreamhouse’s portfolio – Blythswood make their grand entrance. Superb 1 & 2 bedroom apartments in the City Centre. An excellent choice for short and extended stays. Visit http://www.dreamhouseapartments.com for more details.
Join some of the members of the Dreamhouse team when they take part in the Race For Life Pretty Muddy Glasgow 13 September to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Bellahouston Park is where they will embark on the 5K mud run. Participate, volunteer, support, donate – meet them on the finishing line.
A trilogy by Rona Munro based in the 15th century, about three generations of Stuart Kings – James I, II and III, who ruled Scotland. Starring Sofie Grabol, aka Sarah Lund who plays Queen Margaret in the third of these plays, this is most definitely a jewel in the festival’s crown. Catch it before it transfers to London’s National Theatre in September!
2. The Trial of Jane Fonda
Venue: Assembly Rooms until 30th August
Oscar nominee Anne Archer (Michael Douglas’s wife in Fatal Attraction) plays the lead role as Jane Fonda, anti Vietnam War campaigner. It is based on events that took place in the June 1988 when she met with war veterans who tried to stop her filming the movie Stanley & Iris, (co starring Robert De Niro) as they objected to her actions and photos which were taken of her taken in Hanoi in 1972, when she visited a military base and posed on an anti aircraft gun, which belonged to the Vietnamese and was designed to shoot US soldiers. This get-together is the nub of the play and provides an insight into how such a high profile actress became engulfed by the war and the aftermath.
3. No Turn Unstoned
Venue: Assembly Checkpoint 14th – 23th August
Dame Diana Rigg performs excerpts from her book, a collection of “the worst theatrical reviews in history”, some of which date back to Ancient Greece. A highly entertaining reflection delivered by the impressive Dame.
4. Inala with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse 10th – 12th August
Only 2 days left to catch this stunning show. Dancers from the Rambert and Royal Ballet mix classical and contemporary dance with Zulu song. Do you remember almost 30 years ago their collaboration with Paul Simon?
5. Rainbows from Diamonds
Venue: Gilded Ballroom 14th – 24th August
The flamboyant Nancy Dell’Olio makes her stage debut at the Edinburgh Fringe and divulges her secrets on living her “self empowered life”, going beyond the glitz in her one woman show. She hopes people will get an insight to the real her; the person that is not often represented through the media coverage that she so readily attracts; from arriving at No 10 in a red sequin spangled cat suit to dancing herself off Strictly, Nancy with her legal background has more to offer than being the former WAG to England’s former Football Manager. What will this next chapter hold?
It takes 28 days for the moon to orbit the earth on an elliptical rugby ball shaped path. Every 13 months and 8 days a proxigee or Super Moon align with the Full Moon so that it appears about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than an average full moon. The effect is amplified by an optical illusion so that it seems unnaturally large. It’s a great opportunity for both amateurs and professional photographers to get out their tripods and cameras and to try and capture this amazing sight. Let’s hope there is no cloud.