Christmas Tree Festival at Sealife Centre Brighton

The winning tree

The winning tree

Congratulations to Brighton Body Casting for winning the best tree at the Christmas Tree Festival which closed earlier in January.  Their pink tree featured casts of babies’ feet and hands.

The event was very popular with 24 local businesses taking part and raised around £1,500 for charity including the Brighton Peace and Environment Centre, the Oriental’s chosen charity for our cocktail bearing tree.  (See our entry picture earlier in our blog,)

Top Romantic Treat in Brighton this Valentines


1. A visit to the Royal Pavilion, a distinctive landmark due to its exotic oriental appearance, both inside and out, making it a must see for romantics.

2. A walking tour is a great way to make the most of the lanes, and through all the little independent shops , and work and appetite, find a lovely cosy little cafe or a quirky pub where to rest.

3. Hebrighton_laines_000ad for the hills! The stunning South Downs are just minutes from the city with Devils Dyke and Ditchiling Beacon providing the best country views stretching for miles and miles.

4.Brighton’s variety doesn’t stop when the sun goes down with plenty of nightlife to pick from. With pubs, clubs and bars, all taste are catered for.  Sip cocktails at sunset then stroll along the seafront to eat or head back to the softly lit lanes to enjoy something more intimate.

5. If you love to laugh, take in some comedy, live music or other performances at great venues across the city.

6. With an impressive 98 parks and gardens in Brighton & Hove, including 6 with Green Flag Award, why not pack a picnic and enjoy the peace of some green open spaces.

7. For a date with a difference check out Sea Life Centre. Not only is it the world’s oldest aquarium but you can get up close and personal with sharks from the safety of walk through tunnel.

See Visit Brighton Website for more details.

Brighton Science Festival 2011

Brighton Science Festival, February 13th – 6th March 201, a long series of events designed to celebrate science in all its

The aim of the Festival is to inform, convince, challenge a
nd entertain any one curious about why things happen the way they do.


Covering chemistry, physics, biology, maths, engineering, ecology, biochemistry and a whole swathe of related subjects the Festival seeks to engage the entire family, young and old, and bring science into their everyday experience. For full program visit

Brighton Rock remake !!

brighton-rock1Release February 4th,  2011

The Oriental and the people of Brighton are very excited about the release of Brighon Rock.
For those who don’t know, the film is based on Graham Greene’s 1939 novel. Featuring Helen Mirren, it will be set in 1964 and filmed throughout Brighton and Eastbourne. The Palace Pier, Madeira Drive and the Royal Pavilion are just a few of the film locations that can be seen on the big screen !
Beachy Head and various locations in Eastbourne are also due to be included in the new version of the 1947 classic starring Richard Attenborough.
The Oriental wants to motivate everyone to come to Brighton and visit the film location ( and most of them for free!) and we are still offering an early booking discount for bookings up to the 31 March so get booking now!  Visit for details of our rooms and rates or call reception  on 01273205050′