The winners of the Western Cape provincial leg of the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards – South Africa’s premier travel and tourism awards – were announced at an Awards ceremony held at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate, near Stellenbosch on Friday 13 September.
In early September The Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection – a collection of exclusive accommodation in the Western Cape and along the Cape Coast from Mouille Point to Plettenberg Bay offering luxury amenities and catering to the discerning guest – proudly announced that three of its properties, Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, The Bungalow and Spanish Farm Guest Lodge had been selected as provincial finalists in the categories of 5 star Boutique Hotel; 5 star B&B and 5 star self-catering apartments respectively in the 2019 Lilizela Awards 2019.
Sky Villa Boutique Hotel was announced as the winner of the ‘5 star Boutique Hotel’ category of the 2019 Lilizela Western Cape Provincial Tourism Awards, for setting the benchmark in service excellence, contributing to the industry, investing in skills provision, leading by example and ensuring that each guest is given a world-class experience in the Western Cape.
The prestigious awards evening was attended by Paul Duverge, Group General Manager of Cape Summer Villa Boutique Collection and the Sky Villa team, together with leading industry leaders, VIPs and other Western Province finalists.
“It was really a fabulous evening for all of us – a super, proud moment for the Cape Summer Villas hotel group. Well done to the team for such an amazing achievement, and thanks to all our guests and supporters who voted for us”, said Duverge who considers the award is not just for Sky Villa and the hotel group, but also for the entire town and community of Plettenberg Bay.
“Not only do we hope that this award will encourage tourists to add a stay at Sky Villa to their itineraries, but that all our local attractions and restaurants will benefit as well”.
The 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel situated on a hilltop offers an uninterrupted 360-degree view of the Keurbooms River, Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma and Langkloof Mountains. This luxurious boutique hotel offers the ultimate escape with its warm hospitality, cutting-edge design, light-filled interiors, contemporary colours, soft furnishings and lush indigenous gardens. Accommodation comprises 14 luxury rooms tastefully decorated, well-appointed with luxury amenities. The restaurant, which is open to the public, offers seasonal menus and caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel boasts a fully equipped gym, Sky/Zen pool with jets, bar, Sky Bar, a fully stocked Wine Cellar, a Snooker Room and state of the art conference facilities.
The Bungalow is a 5-star Bed and Breakfast establishment situated in Plettenberg Bay. A stone’s throw from the water’s edge at Hobie Beach and with its expansive sea views it provides the ultimate experience in beachside living. The Bungalow’s sophisticated accommodation comprises seven sea-facing luxuriously furnished rooms with en suite bathrooms and with first class amenities – ideal for either a short stay or a long sojourn. A firm favourite of ocean lovers and adventure seekers guests are encouraged to consider The Bungalow as “your very own seaside bungalow”.
Spanish Farm Guest Lodge in Somerset West offers a typical warm South African hospitality. Nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, with its stunning scenery and panoramic views, lush indigenous gardens, luxury air-conditioned guesthouse and self catering villas with personalised service Spanish Farm is the ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the Western Cape.
Lilizela is a Zulu word meaning to ululate as a demonstration of celebration and praise when someone has done well – and The Lilizela Tourism Awards, created in 2013, celebrate those who make an outstanding impact on tourism in South Africa – in particular the awards recognise and reward tourism businesses and individuals who work passionately and with pride, to deliver a world class product and service.
Being a nationwide competition with a wide range of categories in the tourism sector, the awards give hospitality and tourism businesses the chance to compete against each other, and to gauge how they match up against others in the industry.
The National Awards will be held in Gauteng in November with Sky Villa up against the top 5-star boutique hotel winners from all the provinces.
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