Hyatt Regency Oubaai at the top of its game – and the world

The Hyatt Regency Golf Resort & Spa is proud to be the receiver of the Overseas Living Luxury Lifestyle Award and the CXpress Garden Route Culinary Award.

The Hotel and Spa, the Ernie Els designed signature 18-hole golf course and the immaculate grounds is truly a world-class destination and this award further strengthens the resolve of staff and management to keep doing what they are doing, because they are clearly doing it exceptionally, diligently and award-winningly. Situated a mere 7 minute’s drive from the George Airport, the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect getaway without being too far away. To quote the Overseas Living’s Awards Supplement, “this scenic resort exudes a luxurious feel and a true golfing heritage”.

Overseas Living is coined as the definitive guide to living abroad and has a global following which makes these awards an even more spectacular accomplishment. Votes are cast online by Overseas Living readers and from a database of more than 35000 industry decision-makers, making them one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa was awarded Best Development inSouth Africaat the Overseas Living Luxury Lifestyle Awards. The awards are now in their third year and were founded to identify and reward excellence and innovation in the international property industry and complementary services throughout the travel industry.

The Waterside Grill was awarded Best Resort Restaurant at the CXpress Garden Route Culinary Awards supported by the Chaine des Rotisseurs and the South African Chefs Association and sponsored by CXpress and NLR Wines. This annual culinary excellence celebration was held at the newly opened Salinas Beach Restaurant in Wilderness on 28 November 2011. The Waterside Grill also made the list of Top 20 best restaurants in theGarden Route. “Dining out should be a joyful experience, it should tantalize the taste buds and feed the soul and the diner should go home feeling the meal was memorable and they will return. Excellence in this creative and cut-throat industry should be praised,” according to Francois Ferreira, chef, writer, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Francois Ferreira Academy and also one of the judges for the CXpress Garden Route Culinary Awards.

According to William McIntyre, Asset Management and Development Director (Africa) for Kharafi Hospitality the timing of the awards could not have been better. “This is the perfect way to further motivate and inspire staff members and management before the season really hits theSouthern Cape. It is a true stamp of approval that hard work, loyalty and meticulous dedication is rewarded and does not go unnoticed.”

Although the reason for good service and excellent reviews is not applause and the motivation behind enthusiasm not a pat on the back, the spirits are high among the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa family, and with the bumper festive season fast approaching, there is no better time to raise a toast to teamwork, and to celebrate the passion that catapults excellence to greatness.

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