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Le Quartier Français Delicious Offers

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Due to popular demand we will continue to offer our Delicious Offers in 2010.

This means that you will still be able to experience the delectable Dine-a-Stay, the family-focused 2 Nights and the Kids Stay Free, the indulgent Honey & Soul and the relaxing Magic of 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in the new year.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We hope that you, your family and your loved ones throughly enjoy today … and that you got everything you put on your Christmas List.

Now stop reading this and go and enjoy the Christmas magic!

New stock at Touches and Tastes

Friday, December 11th, 2009

In Marrakech I found wonderful treasures for Touches & Tastes. I’ve combined these with vibrant new items sourced from various producers throughout South Africa. These include throws, beautiful linen table clothes and serviettes, fashionable washing-up gloves, cupcake couture, handbags, kitchen goodies and so much more.

The new look Môreson Méthode Cap Classique – that perfect stocking filler – will also be on sale at Touches and Tastes for the December 2009 and January 2010 period.

The Le Quartier Français Franschhoek Uncorked Special

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

This coming weekend – on the 10th and 11th of October 2009 – Franschhoek will belatedly usher in Spring with the third annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival.

Wineries, throughout the Franschhoek Valley, will be putting forward their unique offerings; and everything from new Franschhoek wine releases, old award-winners, wine-blending courses, strongest-arm competitions, food markets and more will be available.

Even we’re going to be doing our bit for Franschhoek Uncorked!

At Le Quartier Français we’re offering guests a weekend-long Uncorked Special.From Friday the 9th of October to Sunday the 11th of October 2009 stay at Le Quartier Français for R895 per person per night*.

The Uncorked Special includes our spectacular breakfast – where you’ll meet-and-eat our world famous sticky buns – and a Franschhoek Uncorked wine tasting passport.

P.S. Remember to visit Môreson over the Franschhoek Uncorked weekend. Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant has the most delectable food market on offer and Môreson will be releasing their new range of delightful Miss Molly wines.

*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Happiness is: a Grande Room’s wallpaper

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Room 7, at Le Quartier Français, is one of the three original Auberge Rooms we recently extended, renovated and converted into a Grande Room.

We’ve just completed wallpapering the wall, behind the over-sized headboard, and it’s looking positively scrumptious!

The French Wallpaper

French Wallpaper. Looks good enough to eat.

Le Quartier Français is heading to the USA

Monday, September 14th, 2009

In a little over a week I’m heading off to the USA. One of the major reasons behind this adventure is to visit Le Quartier Français friends, contacts and a few of our former employees. What can I say, we love keeping in touch!

Another reason, for this trip, is to give me the opportunity to investigate trends in the USA hotel and restaurant world. This promises to be very exciting as there are some restaurants, in the USA, that are doing to most spectacular theatrical things with food!

These types of trips are important because I believe that a huge component – in the continued success of our hotel (like any other business) – is relationships. Not just the development of new relationships but also the maintenance and growth of our existing relationships.

In developing and maintaining these relationships we work on keeping things interesting for all concerned. As Margot mentioned, in her post about our new Culinary Concierge program, we’re constantly evolving. And this evolution keeps things exciting for everyone, including ourselves.

We always try visit with something new, an exciting addition to the Le Quartier offering. Just because it’s new doesn’t mean it has to be huge; it can be as simple as a menu change or a room update. It just needs to show that as a destination, and an experience, we’re still exciting – we’re still growing and changing.

This year we’ll be visiting with our two new rooms categories: the Grande Rooms and the Petite Garden Suites; a redone Tasting Room, a new Tasting Room menu and the Culinary Concierge. Yes, it promises to be a very exciting expedition indeed!

New Rooms at Le Quartier Français

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

If you receive our newsletter you’ll already know that we’ve upgraded five of our Luxury Auberge Rooms. Three of these are now Grande Rooms and the remaining two are our Petite Garden Suites.

In typical Le Quartier Français fashion these rooms have been individually decorated. We’re a small boutique hotel and this means that we don’t have to be uniform in our approach to décor which is both exciting and challenging. It’s harder than you think to be unique. But if you like the sound of an exquisite, refreshing and individual room or suite then we’re definitely the place for you.

In the new Grande Rooms and Petite Garden Suites we’ve used beautiful fabrics – luxurious silks, textured weaves and fresh cottons – to create a rich, almost sensual, experience for guests. The furniture is tasteful, not overwhelming and most importantly it is so comfortable that guests will invent reasons to stay put.

We’ve modernised the bathrooms and, over and above all the expected five star fittings and amenities, we’ve included some terrific soft-touches.

At Le Quartier we aim to create a well-rounded experience – one that interacts with all the senses – and our new room additions definitely add another memorable element to our story.

If you click on any of the individually cropped-photos below they enlarge and give you a much better idea of what to expect.