Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa have won the award for the best Luxury Romantic Hotel in South Africa. This was announced at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2011 during a Gala Dinner Ceremony in Zagreb, Croatia, recently.
The luxury winelands hotel, owned and managed by Three Cities, was selected as the category winner in the awards that select the crème de le crème of the global luxury hospitality industry.
“We are delighted that this prestigious accolade, seen as the pinnacle achievement in the luxury travel industry, coincides with tourism month in South Africa,” says the hotel’s general manager Eben Lassen.
“This award is not only good for Le Franschhoek but an accolade for the local tourism industry as a whole as it presents Cape Town as an unrivalled travel destination for local & international travellers seeking luxury,” adds Eben.
The annual World Luxury Hotel Awards celebrate and recognize exceptional hotels for world-class facilities and service.
The first phase of awards consists of a nomination by guests and travel industry experts while a panel of global guests and travel mavens vote on the final selection with winners being announced in a glittering gala ceremony. Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa has reaped an impressive collection of local and international awards since its opening in 2005 including Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot List (2006), Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 100 New Hotels (2006), Conde Nast Top 25 African Hotels (2008), the Conde Nast Traveleler Best Hotel in Africa (2010) and Conde Nast Traveler Gold List (2011).
Located in the world famous Cape Winelands, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa has become one of the most exclusive getaways in its class. A variety of 63 stylish rooms and sumptuous villas offers panoramic views of the Franschhoek vineyards. Capturing the essence of five star luxury, Le Franschhoek represents the most romantic of Cape Wineland retreat-style resorts, with wellness and the good life at its core.