The first month of 2011 was a busy month for our hotels. There were various conferences at the Lady Hamilton and more to come in February. The Lady Hamilton has secured various well known organisations as regular and returning clients.
The lifts at the Fountains Hotel have been replaced and are in tip-top shape, ready to cope with a hotel full of guests!
The pools at our hotels have certainly been the place to be this month, thanks to the hot weather. The Lady Hamilton and Strand Tower Hotel guests have spent the hot days cooling off in the swimming pools and relaxing on the pool-side sun loungers.
The Strand Tower Hotel has two new members of staff on the Management Team: Jean Pierre Moggee, who is the new Duty Manager, and Karleen Thornton who is the new Facility Manager. We wish them well in their new positions and send a heartfelt welcome to the Leisure Hotels family!
In the previous issue of this Newsletter, we’ve shared with you about the train tours hosted by JB Train Tours (Since 1975) from Jo’burg and Durban, across South Africa to Cape Town, with passengers staying at the Fountains Hotel.
JB Train Tours received a number of requests from readers asking for more general information about upcoming tours.
During February, March and April some of the train tours visiting Cape Town include: The Argus Cycle Race, the Two Oceans marathon, Cape Town Jazz Festival, Motorbike-on-Train tours, 7 Provinces-and-3-Trains tour, as well as the 7-Day Cape Town budget holiday tour.
All these tours include a return train trip, bedding and meals on the train, bus transport at the destination, a tour guide as well as good accommodation (B&B) at the Fountains Hotel in Cape Town
For more information about JB Train Tours various tours to Cape Town and other destinations, visit their website at www.jbtours.co.za or send an e-mail to email@example.com to receive their 2011 Year programme or contact them at Tel: 011 913 2442 or 0861 52 86 87.
Employee of the Month:
Moenier Alexander started at the Strand Tower Hotel before the official opening in May and all the team members have expressed what a pleasure it is to work with him. He is always pleasant, always helpful and would never say no to any request sent his way. The guests consider him a delight and he is often raved about in the comment cards. Moenier has a can-do attitude and he is a perfect example of a “busy bee” – constantly working on something! The team at Strand Tower look forward to see how Moenier will continue to grow with the company – keep up the good work “Spike”!
What’s Up in Cape Town in February
Their new album……… the follow up to their smash hit first album, Collected Memories, is already ripping up the charts after its recent release. Don’t miss this Johannesburg-based band as they take the stage at one of the legendary Summer Sunset Concerts.
When: 13th of February 2011
Where: Kirstenbosch Gardens
Cost: Adults R95, R70 under 21s
The boys from the land of Leprechauns return to play in South Africa for the first time since their 1998 World Tour. U2 are considered one of the most important and influential bands in the history of music, and with hits such as Pride (In the Name of Love), Sunday Bloody Sunday, Where the Streets Have No Name, and With or Without you, it’s not hard to see why. U2 will take the (circular) stage later on in February at the magnificent Cape Town Stadium. Don’t miss it!
When: 18th of February 2011
Where: Cape Town Stadium
Cost: Varied (book on Computicket)
The popular Community Chest Carnival (also known as Maynardville Festival) is back for its annual four day celebration of different counties, continents, food and drink, as well as a fantastic book sale. Try the oliebollen from the Dutch tent, the Eisbein from the German tent or nachos from the Mexican tent (and tequila of course). As well as the international food fair, there is a large tent dedicated to books, run by the Lion’s Club. Kids can enjoy carnival games for prizes and treats like candy-floss. The carnival is definitely a family event to remember.
When: 24th to 27th of February 2011
Where: Wynberg field
The Design Indaba Expo is held annually in Cape Town and showcases the hottest talent in design in the country. It is multi-sectoral, featuring advertising, architecture, craft, decor, film, fashion, graphic design, interior, jewellery, new media, publishing, product design and visual media.
When: 25-27 February 2011
Cost: Adults R60, Pensioners and Students R40, Scholars and Children R30 (book on Computicket)
17th February: Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins)
26th of February 2011: Maulood an Nabi (SAW)
28th February 2011: Purim
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