Italian u/17 Rugby team visits the Fountains Hotels
Leisure Hotels were the proud hosts of the u/17 Italian rugby team in August. The team stayed at the Fountains Hotel for two weeks on their second visit to our hotels as they were preparing for their season ahead and for the u/20 World Cup in 2012. When asked how they experienced their stay at the Fountains, they responded saying that they ‘Loved it!”.
Employee of the month
We are very fortunate to have Queenie, August employee of the month, on our team. She is always friendly, has a great personalityand knows everybody’s names! Her genuine happiness always motivates our other employees to work to the best of their abilities. Not only is she all of these things –she can also read our guests’ menu choices! Congratulations to Queenie on this great achievement!
New Directors for Leisure Hotels
We would like to congratulate our new Leisure Hotels Directors: Manja Jaspers, Faried Jones and Sedick Adams! Manja, previously our Marketing Director, is now the Managing Director. Faried has been promoted to Financial Director from Financial Manager and Sedick , previously the Revenue and Marketing Manager, is now the Revenue and Marketing Director.
Cape Rugby TV
Leisure Hotels are one the proud official sponsors of the Cape Rugby TV show that airs every Wednesday @ 9pm on Cape Town TV.
New Chef Stefan Muller
A warm welcome to our new chef, Stefan Muller!
Heritage day 24 September
Heritage day (also known as National Braai Day) is one of the most important days for South Africa, as we commemorate our diversity as a ‘rainbow nation’. In true South African style, Heritage day is celebrated by having a braai with family and friends to affirm our unity as a democratic country.
“…when South Africans celebrate the diverse cultural heritage that makes up a “rainbow nation”. It is the day to celebrate the contribution of all South Africans to the building of South Africa.”
— Lowry 21:1995
Holiday special at the Strand Tower Hotel
Get the ultimate 7 day family package at the Strand Tower Hotel from 8 December 2011 to 18 January 2012. Kids under 12 years of age stay absolutely free! Don’t miss out on this awesome deal! Click here for more details.
Cape Town Events in September
The Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge
When: Saturday, 17 September 2011
Where: Cape Town
The Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge , a 35km trail run around Cape Town’s world-famous mountain, has been firmly established as one of South Africa’s premier off-road running events. Both professional athletes and novice runners can enjoy the off-road course traversing the fynbos slopes of the Cape’s mythical mountain. Either take on the full circumnavigation as a solo athlete, or enter a team of three for the individual legs of between 8 to 17km.
Cape Town International Boat Show
When: Friday, 23 September 2011 to Sunday, 25 September 2011
Where: Cape Town Central
The Cape Town International Boat Show celebrates its 11th Anniversary South Africa’s 11th Premier Boat Show takes place from 23rd to 25th September 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and this year will include an exciting events and hospitality programme extending to S.A.’s No. 1 Tourist destination, the V&A Waterfront. More than just a boat show, this year’s event will capture the imagination of the whole family from the showcasing of exotic boats, the best the boat building industry has on offer to the widest diversity of boating related products and technology available. Designed to attract both local and international visitors, exciting events, demonstrations and competitions with fabulous prizes are planned for both the CTICC and at the V&A Waterfront.
Cape Town Marathon
When: Sunday, 25 September 2011
Where: Cape Town Central
Are you looking for a race with a fast and flat route that will allow both first time and experienced runners the opportunity to acheive their goals? All while having the mountain, sea and Cape Towns major attractions as your scenery? Then the Cape Town Marathon has the answer. The race begins in AdderlyStreet,The start of the race is in Adderly Street, looking down towards the harbour and Table Bay. You will then head into Rondebosch before returning to the city and taking in the V&A Waterfront, Sea Point and the Green Point Common before finishing ain Darling Street, in the central Cape Town. You will struggle to find a more beautiful setting for a city marathon. In addition to the marathon, there will be a 10km race and a 4.2km mini-marathon for juniors. The Marathon is organised by Western Province Athletics in partnership with the City of Cape Town. It will start at 6:30.There is an 8-hour cut-off, making the Marathon accessible to all who wish to enter.
OktoberBierfest Cape Town
When: Thursday, 29 September 2011 to Saturday, 01 October 2011
More than 200 years old and attracting more than five million people from around the globe to Germany each year the annual Oktoberfest in Munich has been a defining part of Bavarian culture and has grown to become the world’s largest festival. “OktoberBierfest is a recreation of traditional Bavarian beer festivals,” says Andrew Douglas, Director of The Entertainment Group (TEG), producers of the event. “Halls will be draped in traditional style and guests can enjoy an array of Bavarian cuisine supplied by the finest local purveyors of German food, be served by Fraulein while listening to an entertainment lineup.”Closely resembling the Oktoberfest in Munich, The OktoberBierfest in Cape Town promises to be an authentic Bavarian festival complete with limited edition beers brewed exclusively for the event, German food and even Oompah bands!
Spring into Fynbos
When: 18 September 2011
Where: Good Hope Nursery, Sea Point
Step into springtime at Good Hope Nursery – the beautiful and tranquil indigenous plant nursery near Cape Point – who invites you to experience their Spring Celebration. There will be an array of fun for the whole family including 20% off all plants, free talks at 11am, free guided fynbos walk at 1pm, Fynbos Fusion food, a succulent footpath, an outdoor tea garden, mountain flower display, arts & crafts, kids fun, music and expert gardening advice. A festive days outing for the whole family, as not only is the drive one of the most beautiful in the country – once you are there you can plan your discounted indigenous garden, pick up a few locally produced crafts and then relax with lunch in the shady tea garden while your children enjoy horse rides, face painting, jumping castle and a playground. So visit the Good Hope Nursery on Saturday the 18th of September from 10am – 4pm for the fynbos fun!
Prime Circle Kleinevalleij Estate
When: 25 September 2011
Prime Circle will perform live at Kleinevalleij while pre-bands like Gerald Clark and Third World Spectator will rock us in the mood! Great Food will be availible from Festa restaurant from Pizza’s, burgers, platters and other treats. Great Wines and drinks will be available. Pre-bands starts at 15:00…Prime Circle will perform at 18:00!!