The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Newsletter
A WORD FROM MICHAEL Dear Friends of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa,
The end of the year is approaching fast and Christmas decorations are up wherever you go, signalling the mad rush to finalise 2014.
We have had an incredible year thus far with many achievements by our wonderful staff. Our Switchboard Operator, Shahied Johnson, and his dance partner, Aimee competed in the local ‘SA’s Got Talent’ show where they performed a dance routine. What makes this truly remarkable is the fact that Shahied is wheel chair bound due to Spina Bifida, a condition he was born with. We are immensely proud of Shahied and Aimee who stole the hearts of millions on the show.
Our celebrations continues with two of our young, up and coming pastry chefs, Amore Botha and Michaela van der Merwe, who walked away with the title of Junior Chef of the Year, and 2nd place respectively, during the 2014 Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year Competition. Join me in congratulating them and do come enjoy some of their scrumptious creations at Azure Restaurant! Click to view photo’s on Facebook
I would like to thank them too, as well as our pastry chef Nathan Jacobs for their excellent work on the Pink Tea Campaign during the month of October. In conjunction with Carol Boyes, we served a scrumptious ‘Pink Tea’ as a tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with R10 of the cost of the Tea per person, donated to the CANSA foundation. We are pleased to announce that with the help of our sister properties, The Oyster Box and Bushmans Kloof, Red Carnation Hotels SA managed to raise a total of R 24 430 for this worthy cause.
In other news we have recently launched a new and exciting ‘Art Tea by the Sea’ initiative to showcase some of the beautiful art we have on display throughout the hotel. Once a month, Estelle Jacobs hosts small groups of guests on a fascinating walk in and around the hotel to explain some of the unique art works on show. After the informative tour, guests are treated to a delectable ‘Tea by the Sea’ in our famous Leopard Bar. I am very proud to share with you some wonderful awards that The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has received in the last few weeks, including our placement as the 4th Best Hotel in Africa in the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers Choice Awards. Locally, we were honoured to receive a Lilizela Imvelo Award for ‘Investing in People’ from the Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom. This is especially rewarding given the dedication and determination of our Human Resource Department, where Alex Marostica-de Villiers and her team work tirelessly to up-skill previously disadvantaged employees. Last, but not least, it was with great excitement that the 12A Soccer team recently travelled to our sister property, Bushmans Kloof, to compete in the annual Tollman Cup, where we were victorious by four goals to two. A big thank you to the General Manager, James Basson for hosting us so graciously, but the cup is now back in Cape Town, and we intend keeping it here! Click to view photo’s on Facebook Keep a look out on our website for some exciting packages, and don’t forget about your office year end functions – we have something for everyone to end off a successful year. I look forward to welcoming you all to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in the very near future. With warmest regards Michael Nel
THE TWELVE APOSTLES LUXURY EXPERIENCE ONCE EXPERIENCED, NEVER FORGOTTEN
The majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain Range serves as a backdrop to our hotel, with the Atlantic Ocean stretching into the horizon for as far as the eye can see. Uninterrupted sea views and a closeness with nature is guaranteed here, which in terms of luxury destinations, is a scarce commodity. We have created a 2-night package which will ensure your experience includes every highlight that The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has to offer. Expect to be treated like royalty by our friendly staff, and be amazed by our astounding services. A welcome drink, fruit basket, oysters and sparkling wine delivered to your room, 3-course dinner and wine tasting, full English breakfasts, and a spectacular helicopter transfer to the V&A Waterfront and a B| Together spa treatment are just a few of the luxuries to be experienced at the five-star, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.
Christmas Eve Dinner – Price: R 955 per person (4 course menu and gratuity)
It is time to celebrate with family and friends at our traditional Christmas Eve dinner. On arrival, you will be welcomed with a glass of Eggnog, before settling in for an indulgent four-course set menu. Festive touches include Christmas crackers, hats and live entertainment.
Christmas Lunch – Price: R 985 per person (buffet menu, welcome drink, gratuity and gift)
Celebrate Christmas with your loved ones and tuck into our generous Christmas buffet lunch selection that includes all the festive season favourites, from mulled wine, gammon and turkey, to mince pies and fruitcake. Santa will be there with Christmas crackers, festive hats, and a special gift for each guest!
New Year’s Eve Dinner – Price: R 2200 per person (5 course menu and gratuity)
There’s no better place in Cape Town to celebrate the dawn of 2015. Start the evening off with a glass of bubbly and canapés, accompanied by the toe-tapping tunes of a Marimba band. There will be plenty of treats and entertainment throughout the evening to accompany our decadent five-course dinner. At midnight toast the New Year in style with the traditional countdown and champagne, and continue the celebrations in The Leopard Bar.
JANUARY 2015 EVENTS
Art-Tea by the Sea, 14 January
Join a guided tour of the hotel’s art collection, followed by a delicious High Tea served in the Leopard Bar. Our spectacular location was the inspiration for many of the art works by prominent South African artists depicting historical events of the Cape, the landscape and flowers, which can be seen throughout the hotel. Price: R 295 per person
Food & Wine Dinner with Avondale Wine Farm, 30 January)
After the indulgence of the festive season, Executive Chef Christo Pretorius will be presenting a delectable vegetarian menu where the freshest seasonal produce will be the star ingredients, paired with the naturally-made, organically certified premium quality wines from Avondale, as our first Food and Wine Pairing Dinner of the new year. Price: R 545 per person (4 course menu, wine, water and gratuity)
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