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April 2016 Newsletter

 

LET’S GET INTO THE VOTING SPIRITPoster

Here at NH The Lord Charles we clearly like the idea of getting you all into the voting spirit, and as such we went and got ourselves nominated for yet another award.  Naturally, we are thrilled to be included in the competition and are flattered to be nominated, but would dearly like to reward our staff and guests and make ourselves feel even more wonderful by winning the Sanlam Top Destination Award.  This award, reward hotels going the extra mile in their area of expertise and we are honored to be in the running for this award.  To help us WIN, please click below voting button and make your mark where it counts!  We promise this will be a vote you won’t regret casting.

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LUNCH FOR MOM

Mothers’ Day is on Sunday the 8th of May this year and to celebrate this most auspicious of days and to help you reward those most amazing of people – our mothers, NH The Lord Charles will be putting together a menu fit for a queen.  The annual Mothers’ Day Special will include some special treats for these most special of people.  Join us in the Garden Terrace restaurant and treat the mo
ther’s in your life to an afternoon of luxury and delicious food.  And whilst we realize that there is so much more to being a mom, how often don’t they end up preparing our delicious dinners for us?  So let us help you give them a break from that chore, and we’ll do everything.   We invite mom to simply just relax and enjoy!

Bookings are essential. To make a reservation or for more information click here.

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Our wine and dine event in May will be hosted by the wonderful team from Vredenheim
in Stellenbosch.  Vredenheim is a farm equally well known for its big cats as it is for its big cabernets.  Owner Elzabé Bezuidenhout was the first female winemaker in the Stellenbosch Wine Route, making her first wine in 1987 and remaining as Vredenheim’s winemaker for the next 13 years.  Current winemaker, Kowie du Toit will be on hand to talk you through the wonderful wines of this diverse estate and share some of the stories of farm
ing with grapes and things that go grrr in the night.

As usual, the wines will be twinned with a 5-course meal and after dinner coffees – all for R365 per person.  Our NH The Lord Charles Executive Club members are invited to enjoy a further 10% reduction on that price.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Denise Reddell on 021 855 1040 or email d.reddell@nh-hotels.co.za and explore the wines at Vredenheim.

TRIPADVISOR

Number 1!  We are perfect, so some say…Tripadvisor_logo

Our guests are really doing us some enormous favours these days, not least
of which is their feedback ranking us as the number 1 hotel in Somerset West on Tripadvisor.  As always, we would be thrilled for you to share your love of our hotel on the global web portal and let the planet know just how much you love us.  Of course, there may also be areas where we could improve and things we could do better and this platform is also a place to have your voice heard.  Recently, Linda from the UK gave us full marks and called us the perfect hotel and was very kind in providing a superb summary of all that we offer.  Another Tripadvisor review from Terese, declared that “5 stars are not enough” for our hotel, and she heaped praised on our friendly staff.  So if you are looking for a perfect hotel in the Cape Winelands, don’t just take our word for it!

Please feel free to share your thoughts with the world wide web of travelers. https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/

THE TWITTER BLANKER DRIVE FOR 2016

The Twitter BIMG_20160423_085940 (1)lanket Drive returned to NH The Lord Charles on Saturday the 23rd of April as part of the official launch of #TBD2016.  For the past seven years, South Africa’s Twitter community has united to help donate thousands of warm blankets for the poor just in time for winter.  Pow-Wow Yoga Studio hosted a free yoga session at the hotel in exchange for a new or lightly used blanket. The event started at 8:15 and the winds and rains chased a decent crowd of generous yogis inside for a fun and peaceful yoga session.

A huge thank you must go to Stephanie from Trésors Studio, Nadine Heasman and Ryan Edmonds from Pow-Wow Yoga for putting on such a succesful event and for helping us get the Twitter Blanket Drive 2016 underway in the Helderberg Basin.  If you were unable to attend the event, but would like to drop off a blanket, one can still do so at either the “Bayside Christian Family Church”, Fabriek Street, Strand between 09:00 and 16:30 or at the Helderberg Street People’s Centre “Busy Corner” – 71 Church Street in Somerset West.

 

SPICE UP YOUR AUTUMN WITH A DELICIOUS HARISSA LAMB PITA POCKET

downloadAs we get closer and closer to the cooler months of the year, the warm and hearty foods become more attractive, and here is a spicy little number to warm you up.  A perfect and delicious autumn warmer which works well as a snack on the run as well is the Harissa Lamb Pita Pocket.  Harissa is a hot chili pepper paste and adds just the right amount of zing to your pita.  Follow the simple recipe below to experience a delicious North African treat.  For the full recipe click here.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

As always, we love to share our hotel and whashutterstock_253594033t we do here with our loyal supporters and once again we have some fabulous prizes for our fans.  A huge congratulations to Mrs. S Abrahams, our Platinum Club member, who won a delicious breakfast for two.

We are also pleased to announce that Avril Nolte correctly answered our March Newsletter question, confirming that the NH Hotel Group has 4 brands.  Avril has also won herself a “Breakfast for Two”– well done to all our winners and we look forward to you joining us soon for a hearty breakfast.

This month’s question:  Which NH Brand have been officially launched in the Netherlands?? Hint: http://corporate.nh-hotels.com/en/newsroom

Send your answer to sales@nh-hotels.co.za by 16 May 2016

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DESK

April is a big month for our NH Hotel GrNH_Collection_HOTELS_bigoup as it has seen the launch the premium brand NH Collection in the Netherlands.  After a period of renovation and refurbishments, NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, NH Collection Doelen and NH Collection Barbizon Palace are now offered as NH Collection hotels.  NH Collection hotels offer superb comfort levels, a personalised product with our trademark service and intimate guest care.  The NH Collection Hotels aim to make all the guests feel extraordinary and to ensure that these hotels exceed their expectations on every level.  The NH Collection hotels were launched officially in the presence of international media, national media, commercial relations and special guests.

 

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