At the opening party for bellini Bar were: 1. Susan Pratt, Norman Pratt and Roisin Tierney - Crowe; 2. Susan Gray and Katie Jane Goldin; 3. Caitriona O'Connor and Ann Marie O'Neill.
The Burlington was booming as the new Bellini’s Bar was officially launched recently (after much anticipation) to the D4 set. A host of VIP guests were treated to an extravagant end of summer party in the stylish, contemporary bar and it was agreed that after the long, wet season it was exactly what was needed.
The bar and lobby area have been completely modernised and refurbished to a very high standard, with the bar designed to an ‘Asia de Cuba’ theme (so it was very apt that the Cuban All Stars entertained on the evening). Bongo players and fire eaters greeted guests on arrival. DJ Mo Kelly got the party started and with the expert European cocktail flairers flown in especially for the night it was clear from that get go that no expense was spared on this lavish soiree.
The atmosphere was electric and as the champagne and Cuban cocktails flowed it was clear that the Burlington is enjoying a new era. The place was packed to the rafters with a few English soaps stars holding court! Also in attendance were Rosanna Davidson and Wes Quirke, Conor Buckley and Brian O’Malley of Krystle, Brian Ormond and Pippa O’Connor, Rachel Kavanagh, Lisa Murphy and Gerald Kean, Glenda Gilson and her Xpose crew…. and for the lucky ladies that were there - the dashingly handsome Queensland Super 14’s Rugby team - who are staying in the hotel while they are playing the Irish rugby provinces.