Always being one for some celebrity related hotel news, I couldn’t resist sharing Jumeirah’s press release, issued today, about their 50th birthday celebrations at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower last night. This hotel hosted its ʻFabulous At Fiftyʼ party in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The night brought together both Londonʼs bright young things and the original glamour pack who enjoyed the hotel when it first opened in 1961 for the ultimate evening of live entertainment and 60ʼs glamour.
The nightʼs celebrations began on arrival when guests had the chance to gaze at an iconic Jaguar E Type on show outside the hotelʼs entrance launched the same year as the hotel opened its doors. The dazzling guest list was the talking point of the evening; John Cleese arrived with Jennifer Wade on his arm followed by a host of long standing celebrity fans of the hotel including Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Terry Venables, Susan Hampshire and Petronella Wyatt showing their support for the Knightsbridge landmark and partying the night away. Clive Aslet was busy signing copies of his beautiful book, ʻAll That Life Can Affordʼ, launched in honour of the occasion while celebrity chef Gary Rhodes sampled the delectable canapés created from award winning chef Simon Young and inspired by the infamous Rib Room restaurant. Richard Stilgoe OBE of Radio 4, ʻNationwideʼ and ʻThatʼs Lifeʼ entertained guests with his set based on memorable moments of the hotelʼs 50 year history, and to round off the night the all girl band The Crystalets revived the infamous music scene of the 60ʼs bringing the house down with electric renditions of the hits ʻWill You Still Love Me Tomorrowʼ and ʻThe Chapel Of Loveʼ.
Sounds like a great evening – I’ll wait for my invitation for future events 😉