Cape Town Partnership Conference
We welcomed the Cape Town Partnership and the Institute of Black Property Practitioners to the Strand Tower Hotel in June where they held a conference discussing re-development plans for the Waterfront in Cape Town.
Andrew Boraine, the Chief Executive of the Cape Town Partnership welcomed delegates after which various experts in their fields gave presentations. The Conference Manager at the Strand Tower Hotel, Ancilla Nowak, is pictured here with Boraine after the conference.
Table Mountain final 3 of Design Capital
On the 21st of June, Cape Town received the news that it had been shortlisted for World Design Capital 2014. Out of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town, Dublin and Bilbao are the three finalists who will be working hard to become the Design Capital 2014; an announcement that will be made in October 2011.
Having made it to the top three cities, it is evident that Cape Town is not only one of the world’s top holiday destinations, but also making a name for itself in terms of art and design.
Lady Hamilton Hotel conference rooms given a ‘new look’
General Manager of the Lady Hamilton Hotel, Wentzel Holtzhauzen, was extremely pleased this month when two of the conference rooms at the hotel were re-decorated. Carpets have been replaced, new furniture brought in, walls re-painted and fittings replaced in the Union Room and the Lounge. The Union Room seats up to 30 people, and the reception room adjacent to the conference room has also been re-decorated.
Tickets to tomorrow’s semi-final between the Stormers and the Crusaders may have sold out in hours, but we have a fantastic special offer running that can solve this prolem and give you a fun weekend away.
We are offering rugby fans two night’s accommodation for two people including breakfast, as well as two tickets to the rugby and return transfers to Newlands Stadium. Now you can relax in style and luxury before and after the game, and there is no need to worry about drinking too much to drive as you will be transported there and back!
All in all, you will get a room for two including breakfast with two tickets to the match and free transfers to the stadium for only R3000! If you would like to make a booking, please visit our booking enquiry page or call 082 336 7800. Offer is subject to availability.
Employee of the month
Our employee of the month is Priscilla Zena. Priscilla works at the Tulip Hotel and Conference Centre as a waitress and is well known for being polite, friendly and always helpful. She always gives of her best, especially this month where she served the restaurant alone but kept guests and conference delegates happy and made sure that all their needs were taken care of.
Table Mountain Specials for the kids
The Kidz Season runs throughout school holidays, on weekends and public holidays. During the July school holidays, children will receive a treasure hunt map and a Kidz Season armband on arrival. Prizes are up for grabs when using the treasure map and children will also receive a 10% discount at the Shop on the Top on specific items. Magic and puppet shows will also be happening, as well as face painting and crafts.
The Red Sightseeing Bus – winter special valid till 31 October
Red Sightseeing Bus is rather an institution in Cape Town. Many tourists visiting the Mother City take a tour on the bus as it offers excellent views of the city sights, all from the ease of the top of a bus. No maps, car hire, fighting for parking necessary.
Until the 31st of October, the Red Sightseeing Bus is offering Kids (under the age of 18) the opportunity to travel for FREE with every one full paying adult. This special is valid on weekends, public holidays and SA school holidays. Adults can save an additional R30 by purchasing their 1-Day Valid Ticket online.
Cost: R140 per adult (R110 if you buy online)
More info: www.citysightseeing.co.za
Knysna Oyster Festival – Knysna – 1-10 July 2011
The Oyster Festival is underpinned by two major sporting events. On the first weekend, there’s the Cycle Tour, and on the second, the Knysna Forest Marathon. Both are a major drawcard, with competitors and their families turning up in droves to enjoy all that Knysna has to offer.
For those who don’t have that much energy, you’re bound to find the strength to raise a glass or two and schluck down a few oysters, visit the local eateries and enjoy the mild winter sunshine!
Where: Knysna, Garden Route
More info: www.oysterfestival.co.za for more details
Cape Town Fashion Week – Cape Town – 13-17 July 2011
This year the line-up of local designers includes Thula Sindi, Stefania Morland, Leigh Schubert, Abigail Betz, Gavin Rajah and David Tlale, who will present their interpretations of the upcoming season’s hottest trends.
Other designers invited to showcase their collections include: Daniella Margaux, Doreen Southwood, Habits, Undacova, Dax Martin, Lisp, Nucleus, Lalesso, Tart, Michelle Ludek, House of Monatic and Fabiani.
Where: CTICC, Foreshore
More info and tickets: www.webtickets.co.za
Bastille Festival – Franschhoek – 16-17 July 2011
The Bastille Festival is an annual celebration of French culture in France, and the French Heritage in the Cape is also celebrated locally. The French Huguenots were some of the first settlers in South Africa and make up a large proportion of the heritage here. Fun sports and spectacles abound from traditional boules – the largest and longest running boules competition of its kind – to the Franschhoek minstrel parade, as well as the extremely popular barrel-rolling contest. There’s also a farmers’ market, craft market stalls, musicians and children’s activities included in the mix.
Cost: no cost unless you want to enter the Food and Wine marquee, which will set you back R100
More info: Tickets from webtickets.co.za or email email@example.com for more information.
Stellenbosch Wine Festival – 28-31 July 2011
The Stellenbosch Festival offers attendees over five hundred wines to sample. High-brow chefs sweating for glory right before your eyes. Wine lectures, cheese and olives, mountain bike vents. And a special Kids’ Sunday Line-up at the Festival Cafe.
Where: Paul Roos Centre, Stellenbosch
More info: Info and accommodation here: Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2011