NH The Lord Charles Hotel scores top awards hat-trick!
By Tania Botha
NH The Lord Charles Hotel was honoured with the 2016 National Lilizela Tourism Award in the Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE) category at a glittering gala event in Sandton on 16 October attended by various key industry players, including South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom.
The prestigious award makes it three in a row for the landmark Cape Town property after also taking top honours in the 2016 Sanlam Top Destination Awards and 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Hotel, 4-star grading categories and Luxury Design Hotel category, respectively, in September and October.
Exemplary service, continued growth
An initiative of the National Department of Tourism and SA Tourism, the Lilizela Tourism Awards were established in 2013 to recognise and reward exemplary service across the full spectrum of businesses in the local tourism sector. This year, the awards attracted a record number of 1 122 entries, up 18% from 2015. In his prize-giving address at the awards ceremony, Mr Hanekom noted that tourist numbers are on the rise, with 5.8 million people having visited South Africa between January and July 2016.
Accepting the Lilizela Tourism Award on behalf of NH The Lord Charles Hotel, newly appointed Sales and Marketing Manager, Mr Joey Siziwa, noted: “Keeping up with the ever-changing trends to the tourism landscape in South Africa, we as NH The Lord Charles strive to stay ahead of the pack through innovation and ensuring the highest level of service excellence. Awards such as this offer recognition by the public and industry players alike and encourage us to keep going further and doing better to provide a world-class product and service to visitors.”
NH The Lord Charles Hotel
NH The Lord Charles is ideally situated only 30 minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport and CBD, in the glorious Cape Winelands. The Hotel has established itself as a premier leisure and conferencing destination, welcoming local and international visitors alike with its signature warm hospitality, excellent service and understated style.
Guests to the hotel enjoy the trade-mark ‘NH Brilliant Basics’: 198 luxuriously appointed guestrooms for perfect comfort and a perfect night’s sleep; a sumptuous breakfast to get the day off to the right start; and free and easy WiFi access throughout the hotel.
NH The Lord Charles also houses one of the largest and best equipped conference centres in the Western Cape, with a range of venues that can accommodate anything from two to six hundred delegates. The combination of an expert team, state-of the art facilities and audiovisual equipment, and elegant catering makes for successful and memorable business meetings or special functions.
The property was extensively refurbished in 2015.
Joey Siziwa (NH The Lord Charles Sales and Marketing Manager): firstname.lastname@example.org
NH The Lord Charles Hotel named Sanlam Top Destination Awards title in the Hotel Category and Four Star Grading!
The Sanlam Top Destination Awards honours the top accommodation establishments behind South Africa’s flourishing tourism industry – as voted by the public. We are thrilled to announce that NH The Lord Charles was named the winner in the 4-star hotel category from a line-up of 120 finalists from an overall 8000 establishments. We are extremely proud of this amazing achievement.
We won the Regional Award for the best 4 Star MESE establishment in the Western Cape and as well as the NATIONAL AWARD for the best 4star MESE establishment in South Africa.
These awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product & service, whose delivery grows SA’s global destination competitiveness. This will give the opportunity to celebrate excellence, creativity and innovation. The Awards will not only give our business and brand publicity but also profiling on a number of platforms. We are very proud to be part of this prestigious Awards and to present NH Hotel Group in South Africa.
World Luxury Hotel Awards
NH The Lord Charles Hotel was honoured with a 2106 World Luxury Hotel Award – the pinnacle of recognition of accomplishment by a hotel in the international luxury hospitality industry.
The World Luxury Hotel Awards™ of ultimate achievement in hoteliering. It is about congratulating hotels that have taken the extra step & such differentiated themselves from “good hotels” to “exceptional hotels”. We, NH The Lord Charles Hotel is part of this definitive awards for 2016. The World Luxury Hotel Awards accounts for over 50 categories in the Luxury Hotel industry including luxury private island resorts, casinos & lodges. Award winners set the benchmark for luxury hotels in achieving recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence.