THE PLETTENBERG IS RECOGNIZED AS “#17 IN TOP 30 HOTELS IN AFRICA”. THE CELLARS–HOHENORT IS RECOGNIZED AS “#23 IN TOP 30 HOTELS IN AFRICA”
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Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Plettenberg recognized as #17 in the TOP 30 HOTELS IN AFRICA category, while THE CELLARS-HOHENORT recognized as #23 in the TOP 30 HOTELS IN AFRICA category.
More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”
“We are thrilled to have received accolades for both The Plettenberg and The Cellars-Hohenort hotels, which join The Marine to form The Liz McGrath Collection’s five-star luxury offering. We are particularly pleased to have done so well, seeing that these awards are driven by guests and readers. It is the expressed enthusiasm for our hospitality offering that drives us to continue to excel – after all, the satisfaction of our guests is our reason for being. We offer our congratulations to our dedicated staff on these two prestigious achievements and extend our well wishes to all our fellow industry members who also stood out in these awards.”
The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.
About The Plettenberg
The Plettenberg, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, is situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay boasts a year-round temperate climate, pristine beaches and dense green forests, making it the ultimate South African seaside escape. The Plettenberg is a five-star property that has direct beach access and showcases some of the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. The hotel features 37 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 12 Suites and two spectacular Villas.
Guests may enjoy world-class cuisine courtesy of the SeaFood at The Plettenberg, where Executive Chef Kaylinn Shabalala, serves deliciously fresh seafood dishes. The Sandbar meanwhile, is the perfect spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks, as well as tea, wine and meticulously crafted signature cocktails throughout the day. Guests may relax at one of two pools with stunning sea views, or on the Sun Lounge & Terrace, before getting pampered at the Fresh Wellness Spa, or indulging in a spot of shopping at The Collection Boutique. Whether visitors are looking for a romantic seaside escape or an action-packed family holiday, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.
About The Cellars-Hohenort
A Relais & Châteaux hotel, The Cellars-Hohenort is part of The Liz McGrath Collection. This five-star destination is located in an area that is known as ‘Cape Town’s Vineyard’ – the historical Constantia Valley, only 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town’s city centre. The hotel features 51 elegant guest rooms and suites, including a two-bedroom Villa and the exclusive Madiba Villa, with three bedrooms, a dining room, lounge with fireplace, private pool, and a service kitchen and bar. All rooms boast breathtaking views of South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain range and the property’s extraordinary gardens.
Two award-winning restaurants, Greenhouse and The Conservatory, take guests on an unforgettable culinary journey. Greenhouse has been consistently ranked as one of the country’s Top 10 Restaurants by the prestigious Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on nine occasions in the last ten years.
Stepping in from the natural backdrop of the lush gardens, the Fresh Wellness Spa is a space for guests to unwind and enjoy a selection of pampering signature treatments using indigenous ingredients and authentic spa techniques.
To ensure the most comfortable of stays, The Cellars-Hohenort features two pools, a tennis court and Sun Lounge – as well as its own vineyards. The hotel presents the perfect location for weddings and special functions.
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