We’re all grown up
We’ve been doing some style surgery at LQF, a nip here, a tuck there, and our reception got an entire facelift. Don’t you thing we look all grown up?
Be a Delicious Lab Rat!
From the 15th till the 30th of November 2011 our new Delicious Hotel in Franschhoek will be undergoing its clinical trial.
But that’s not all … we’re going to Supe-Up your Delicious stay ON THE HOUSE. So that’s one Supe-Up -per person per booking – that is free, gratis and won’t cost you a dime.
Obviously this relatively symptom-free clinical trial comes with a few strings.
We’re launching a new hotel …
The Delicious Hotel, officially opening on the 1st of December 2011, is set to change the face of South African hospitality. Or at least we think it is …
Delicious unpacks the traditional hotel offering, giving the guest everything they need without the additional wallet-lightening add-ons.
With three room categories – The Itsy Bitsy, The Teeny Weeny and The Bigger than a Bikini – Delicious has taste-worthy accommodation that all offer: A super comfortable queen-size bed, feel the thread count linen, big fluffy towels, an en-suite bathroom (shower only), a TV with select satellite television channels, free WiFi and a laptop safe.
For those looking to dress up their Delicious stay a range of Supe-Ups are available. These Supe-Ups include: Daily room servicing (ideal for the neat freaks and those who want their room serviced more than once every three days), Full Monty Breakfast at Le Quartier Français, Budget Brekkie, Gym Bunny, Devilish Daiquiri’s, World Famous Sticky Buns and an Express Manicure or Pedicure.
A stay at Delicious starts at just R475 per person per night. Frikkin AMAzing.
Delicious operates entirely through online bookings. To book a room please visit:www.delicioushotels.com. For more information about Delicious please visit our website or contact Jenene at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (021) 876 4232.
Posted by: Sue Huxter
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Our Mini Bars go Local
We’ve replaced all the drinks and snacks with uniquely South African equivalents, ranging from ciders to gingerbeer and our very own Miss Molly wine.
This new and quirky twist offers a true taste of South Africa’s most delicious mini bar additions. Yum!
The Queen Victoria Hotel
We recently stayed at the latest addition to the Newmark Hotel Group, The Queen Victoria. The service was impeccable, the staff were charming and they have arguably the BEST staircase in South Africa.
Here are a few of our favourite things …
We love you Vicky-baby!
Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2011
If you vote you not only win our undying love and appreciation you will also be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a luxury five-night stay for two at the award-winning Banyan Three Phuket in Thailand. The holiday is on a full-board basis and includes return flights from Heathrow. Wow!
You vote, for Le Quartier Français, by clicking here. Go on you know you want to!
The runway show
We’re about to be introduced to the best-dressed hotels the world has ever seen and I, for one, can hardly wait!
When good technology goes bad
Magnetic disks, instead of hotel room keys or those frustrating cards, are very cool and super sleek. Just not in a country that is so well known for its wet climate it’s affectionately nicknamed Mud Island.
CC attribution kmevans on Flickr
After your fourth failed attempt at opening your hotel room door – to escape from the howling wind and driving rain – you realize that magnetic disks and permanently wet door handles are not a winning combination.
Have you seen the Missoni Hotel?
Have you ever wondered what would happen if an iconic Italian fashion house, say Missoni, tried their hand at luxury hospitality?
Well you can finally find out because just off the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh on the George IV Bridge, you’ll discover the new Missoni Hotel.
Here there is a strong focus on design, fashion, quality and comfort (thank goodness). Lots of black and white with splashes of colour, and those unmistakable Missoni prints, add delicious animation and personality to the space.
If you can’t get to Edinburgh the rumble in the jungle is that Missoni is looking into exporting their dream lodging designs to Cape Town. Fingers crossed!
Cutting edge technology isn’t always the answer
The big trend now is to hide the unsightly and streamline the experience by incorporating impossible to use technology.
Sure it might look spectacular but when I can’t find the temperature control unit or get the TV to work – after 30 minutes of intense instruction reading, trial and error and room-tearing-apart – it doesn’t fill me with that warm and fuzzy feeling luxury hotels aim for.
CC attribution sammy0716 on Flickr
A true luxury hotel room should always offer the right balance of aesthetic appeal and functionality.
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