Two of Tsogo Solar’s iconic Cape City accommodations – Southern Solar The Cullinan and Southern Solar Waterfront Cape City are celebrating 20 years of excellence this 12 months in September, with occasions, particular provides, commemorative meals and beverage experiences and visits down reminiscence lane.
Southern Solar Waterfront Cape City opened as Vacation Inn Waterfront Cape City in July 1998, and The Cullinan opened a couple of months later that 12 months. John van Rooyen, Tsogo Solar Operations Director – Cape Area, says, “We’re celebrating each birthdays in September because it falls between the accommodations’ precise opening months, however extra importantly, it’s Tourism month, and our accommodations have at all times been an integral a part of town’s wonderful tourism providing.” Tsogo Solar’s contributions to the native tourism trade embody partnerships with main cycle excursions, marathons, and cultural occasions such because the Cape City Carnival, Cape City Cycle Tour and Two Oceans Marathon.
Southern Solar Waterfront Cape City has 537 rooms and Southern Solar The Cullinan, 394 rooms, representing a big proportion of Tsogo Solar’s whole 2,000 rooms throughout its six accommodations in Cape City’s metropolis centre, together with the Southern Solar Cape Solar, SunSquare and StayEasy Cape City Metropolis Bowl and SunSquare Cape City Gardens. Each accommodations boast magnificent views of Desk Mountain and the harbour and have at all times supplied a variety of world-class facilities and amenities to satisfy the wants of enterprise and leisure travellers, native and worldwide, making certain them a house away from house.
Southern Solar Waterfront Cape City was newly inbuilt 1998, whereas The Cullinan, named after the most important diamond ever discovered, was initially opened in 1998 after which acquired by Southern Solar from Liberty Group Restricted in 1999 and relaunched as Southern Solar The Cullinan.
Each accommodations have undergone important refurbishments through the years as a part of Tsogo Solar’s philosophy of constant funding in all its properties. Says Ravi Nadasen, Tsogo Solar’s COO of accommodations, “The group has at all times maintained a vested curiosity in our accommodations and is dedicated to making sure that they continue to be related, recent and internationally aggressive. The aesthetic attraction and the choices at our accommodations are key to our efforts to constantly ship nice experiences for our visitors.”
Meals and beverage at each accommodations has additionally at all times been of an distinctive commonplace. The unique restaurant at Southern Solar Waterfront Cape City was a MacRib Household Restaurant and at Southern Solar The Cullinan, it was Kelseys Grill & Fish. In the present day the choices have advanced to incorporate Southern Solar Waterfront Cape City’s elegant Yizani restaurant, which has a menu to go well with up to date developments and tastes, that includes South African and worldwide delicacies, and the Peach Tree Restaurant at Southern Solar The Cullinan, which provides an interactive dinner buffet with emphasis on Cape Malay fusion dishes.
Each accommodations’ eating places additionally now serve a spectacular Sunday Lunch which is a favorite for household and different particular celebrations. Southern Solar Waterfront’s Pool Bar may also offer a gin and sushi pairing expertise each Wednesday from 5pm – 7pm, whereas Southern Solar The Cullinan’s Stella Café & Bar, which serves drinks and dishes from a tapas menu across the magnificent pool will probably be launching their Stella Periods open wine idea each Friday from 5pm – 7pm.
By the many years, the accommodations have been proud hosts of worldwide sports activities stars, celebrities, musicians, enterprise leaders, politicians, and even royalty, together with the king and queen of Greece, King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie, UB40, Watershed, Prime Circle, Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther and Avengers fame, Idris Alba, The Script, and native main lights reminiscent of Winnie Mandela, Mi Casa, Loyiso Bala, Johnny Clegg, and lots of others – lots of whom are common visitors.
The accommodations’ evolving historical past has additionally seen them develop robust partnerships with main South African sports activities teams, which embody, amongst others, Workforce Dimension Knowledge for Qhubeka World Tour biking group and SA Rugby – with the nationwide Springbok group and SA Rugby hosted at Southern Solar The Cullinan, and the Sevens, Girls’s, and Junior Springbok groups staying at Southern Solar Waterfront Cape City. Says van Rooyen, “The accommodations are extraordinarily happy with their ties to main South African sports activities groups and at all times pull out all of the stops to make sure their stays with us are wonderful, which incorporates creating particular menus and dishes based on their necessities.”
Van Rooyen says, “Twenty years may be only a blip within the metropolis’s general historical past – however it’s properly value celebrating, by wanting again over our successes and achievements, our triumphs via powerful instances, and recommitting ourselves to even higher efficiency within the years to come back. Our celebration month is an absolute spotlight for each accommodations.”
The 20th anniversary celebrations within the accommodations will give visitors additional treats via the birthday month, with chosen dishes and drinks being provided at particular costs over the Heritage Day lengthy weekend.
A cocktail get together for key stakeholders within the tourism and hospitality sector and in native authorities, together with Cape City Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson, media, native celebrities, and particular visitors set the celebration ball rolling on 5 September. It was held on the Southern Solar The Cullinan resort, which was remodeled right into a festive artwork gallery, with installations and resort memorabilia, meals and drinks tasting stations, reside music, and a glowing environment of congratulations.
Nadasen congratulated the accommodations. “We’re extraordinarily happy with what these accommodations characterize, not simply to town of Cape City and its thriving tourism trade, however to the group. They’ve steadfastly set a excessive benchmark of their service supply and each constantly delight visitors with heat smiles and the additional touches that convey individuals again. Properly performed to the workers of each accommodations, each now and over the many years. We sit up for many extra stellar moments from them in time to come back.”
Tsogo Solar has a portfolio of over 100 accommodations and 13 on line casino and leisure locations all through South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles.
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