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28 Feb 2018

The Ellis Jones Wish Experiences

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Two of our first Ellis Jones Wish winners, Georgina Brittain & Conor Earley, have both been on their Ellis Jones Wish experiences.

The Ellis Jones Wish is the firm's way of rewarding our hard working staff. All staff members can submit a 'Wish' with the chance to win £250 towards achieving it, a winner is drawn 4 times a year at various staff social events.

George opted to stay in a luxury hotel in Toronto whilst in Canada seeing family, and Conor decided to treat himself to a weekend away in Dublin. See below for a few words from each winner on their experience.

George

"I was so surprised when I won the Ellis Jones wish, especially after only working at the firm for one week it was a bit embarrassing to have your name called out, but a pretty great way to settle into a new job! Thank you Ellis Jones!

I had booked to visit my family in Canada over Christmas, so my wish was to spend a couple of nights in a hotel in Toronto with my partner, Tom, to see the sights before heading to my Mum's house further out in the country.

My brother, who I hadn't seen in over a year, picked us up from the airport and we checked into the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Downtown Toronto, right in the heart of the city.

The hotel was so luxurious, the concierge took our bags to the room, where we were greeted by two huge 'swans' shaped on the bed and handmade macaroons with a personalised welcome note. The hotel is so impressive, with five restaurants and multiple shops inside you could spend hours inside exploring. We also discovered the hotel is 'sister' to The Plaza Hotel in New York, which features in Home Alone 2.

The hotel also has direct access to Toronto's PATH, a network of underground heated pedestrian tunnels lined with shops which stretch for more than 30 kilometres underneath the city. According to the Guinness World Records it is the largest underground shopping complex in the world and over 200,000 commuters use the PATH everyday to avoid the cold temperatures!

During our stay we went Ice Skating at the outdoor rink at City Hall, visited the Christmas Market and admired the breathtaking view across the city from 1136 foot up at the top of the CN Tower. Thanks to the Ellis Jones wish we had a mini holiday before snowboarding, braving lows of -30 degrees and spending time with my family and dogs."

Conor

"Surprised is an understatement to how I felt when I won, I won the draw at the Christmas Party, so it was like getting a Christmas present from the Firm!

I booked for my partner and I to go for a weekend break at The Westbury in Dublin. I had not been to Ireland for many years, so it was lovely to go back and stay in the city.

The Hotel was really luxurious, and ideally located in the centre of Dublin just off of Grafton Street, close to the very best shops, bars, restaurants and galleries Dublin has to offer.

The Ellis Jones Wish is such a fantastic idea and I'm really grateful that I won!"

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