The Galway Races Summer Festival 2012 would be incomplete without the 5 star g Hotel’s Best Hat Competition that takes place in the hotel the evening of Ladies Day, Thursday 2nd August, where the winner will walk away with a bespoke Philip Treacy creation inspired by pop sensation Lady Gaga plus 2 tickets to this year’s Lady Gaga concert in the O2., plus the 4 runners up each receive a bespoke g inspired head piece.
Master milliner Philip Treacy, who was also Design Director at the g hotel, has created a striking black and white swirl effect hat for the Best Hat competition at the g. The black and white vortex hand woven carpet, forming the centre piece in the g hotel’s signature pink lounge also forms part of the inspiration behind the headpiece, which boasts a timeless yet striking design.
For the first time a selection of the country’s leading milliners including; Mark T. Burke, Carol Kennelly, Edel Ramberg & Fiona Mangan have each created a once-off ‘g inspired’ headpiece, which will form part of the runner-up prizes at the g Hotel’s Ladies Day Best Hat competition.
A new edition to this years programme at the g for race week is the attendance of Ireland’s top female jump jockeys Nina Carberry & Katie Walsh who will be resident in the g for the week and where over 3 mornings – Thursday, Friday and Saturday (2nd -4th August), both ladies will be hosting a breakfast question and answer session, discussing the days racing ahead, plus chat about the highs and lows of their careers to date – not to be missed!
Commenting on the upcoming programme at the g hotel for the Galway Races, Triona Gannon, General Manager said, ‘each year the Galway Races is the highlight of the g Hotel’s social calendar and we’re delighted to have a superb line up this year with the Best Hat Competition, racing personalities Nina Carberry and Katie Walsh joining us, plus live entertainment from Page Cole, the man that entertains Wayne Rooney and his team mates at Manchester United. It’s going to be a fantastic week and we’re so excited to offer our guests some thing a little bit different this year. The winner of the Best Hat competition on the Thursday night not only gets a Philip Treacy Lady Gaga inspired piece, but also two tickets to her upcoming concert in the O2”. Commented Triona Gannon, General Manager of the five star g Hotel.
A complimentary line-up of live entertainment takes place each night of the festival, running from Monday 30th July to Sunday, 5th August 2012 with the highlight being the distinctive style and soothing voice of Cole Page. Playing upbeat jazz & swing music, Cole has performed for many well known personalities such as; Kylie Minogue, Pelé and Bill Clinton!
Soak up the exhilarating atmosphere of the Galway Races at the g hotel, enjoying a two night stay with full Irish breakfast each morning, a three course dinner in Restaurant gigi’s and a complimentary ticket per person to the Galway Races all from €245 per person sharing.
Experience the pre and post race social hub of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2012 at the five star g Hotel. For further details visit www.theghotel.ie or call (091) 865200.