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March Newsletter 2017

NH THAT’S ME – Jean Roux

We have reached the end of a very busy first quarter and are heading into an autumn filled with Easter surprises, the school holidays and April promotions.

This month, it is my privilege to share my NH story with you. At NH Hotels, we are more than just co-workers; we are family. I have been part of the NH The Lord Charles family for many years, even when I was off to see the world, and am thrilled to be back with them again!

My career in the hospitality industry started in 2001. Like many young people, I headed over to the UK after I matriculated, and was fortunate to find a placement at a 4-star hotel in Hampshire. When my two years were completed, I returned to South Africa and was welcomed into the NH The Lord Charles family.

In 2003, I was offered an opportunity to travel the world. So I exchanged my land legs for sea legs and joined an international cruise line company. For the following seven years, I visited many amazing places that most people can only dream of.

In 2010, I returned home and was received back into the NH fold, serving as sales executive, events coordinator and events manager arranging weddings, conferences, gala dinners, matric dances and much more.

In 2016, I briefly left again, but realised that I missed the support that the NH Hotels Group offers, and so returned once more to NH The Lord Charles, where I was recently appointed as Revenue Manager – an exciting position with lots to learn. I’m looking forward to this new adventure!

My personal motto: life is about exploring opportunities; yet the road always leads back to home and family.

Best regards,

Jean Roux, NH The Lord Charles Revenue Manager


Easter Family Fun

  • From 7-14 April, find the Easter Bunny somewhere in and around the Hotel and post a pic to Twitter or our Facebook page – and be in line to win an Easter Sunday Lunch Buffet for two at the Garden Terrace!
  • Special kids’ programme available over the Easter weekend, 14-17 April. **Subject to occupancy
  • Easter-inspired Breakfast Buffet and Sunday Lunch Buffet.



Call us on 021 855 1040 and reserve your table! **Bookings are essential

In the running again 

At NH The Lord Charles, we always strive to make every visit to us a memorable one – for all the right reasons. Thanks to the fantastic support of guests and visitors, NH The Lord Charles was voted NATIONAL winner of the 2016 Lilizela Tourism Award in the MESE category.  We’ve been nominated again this year, in the Accommodation and MESE categories – and hoping to bring home both awards in 2017 with your continued support!

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2017 Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge

Who will walk away with the title of Best Candidate Wine Steward or Best Candidate Chef in the country in the 2017 Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge?

In 2016,  Gizelle Els, culinary trainee NH The Lord Charles was the runner-up in the Best Candidate Chef category.  This year, we will once again be one of 29 top South African hotels to take up the challenge in an industry initiative to identify, develop and reward young talent. Our candidates for the 2017 Challenge are Michelle Swarts and Gizelle Els.

Game on!

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2017 Inter Hotel Challenge Launch Lunch

On Saturday, 25 March, we were host to the Inter Hotel Challenge launch lunch at our Garden Terrace Restaurant.  Guests were treated to an afternoon with a Gourmet 4 course menu paired with Cape Legends Fine Wines and Distell Choice Artisan Spirits prepared by some of the Western Capes’ finest Executive Chefs – Arabella Hotel & Spa, The Cape Grace, Crystal Towers, Grootbos Private Reserve, Southern Sun Waterfront, and Taj Cape Town, as well as NH The Lord Charles.

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Reach for a Dream

The Reach for a Dream Foundation is a non-profit organization that fulfills the dreams of children.   In January this year, NH The Lord Charles was privileged to partner with the Foundation to make 17-year-old dreamer Nemesia Cyster’s dream to visit Cape Town come true. It was a great pleasure to welcome Nemesia, her sisters Nebreska and Michelle, and mom Charissa at the hotel for the Winelands leg of their visit and we wish them all the best.

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Easter Accommodation

Experience the luxury of NH The Lord Charles’s world-class guest amenities, outstanding service and ideal location from R970 a Single Room,* including breakfast, 10% discount on dinner at La Vigna, and 20% discount on a day trip to Aquila Game Reserve booked through the hotel.

*T&Cs apply. 

April Conference Special

Take advantage of the proven track record that won NH The Lord Charles a 2016 Lilizela Tourism Award in the MICE category – and get the best facilities, the best service, and the best value for money for your next conference or meeting.

Full-day April Conference Package (Conference plus accommodation)

From R 1 630 (standard single) / R2 285 (standard twin sharing)

  • 3 x tea/coffee & snacks,
  • light lunch
  • plenary conference venue
  • Standard AV equipment
  • notepads, pens, jugs of water and mints
  • free WiFi
  • Accommodation including breakfast

*Ts&Cs apply . Valid for bookings made for conferences to be held at NH The Lord Charles Hotel from 1-30 April 2017. 


Wine and Dine Shake-up

It’s official: From May, we are expanding our W&D line-up to include craft beer, whisky, brandy, gin and MCC! Same graceful setting, tantalising ‘new & now’ menus – and an all new fine-dining experience!

Our April Wine and Dine Evening features Overberg winery Eerste Hoop Wines.

26 April 2017, 19:00| La Vigna Restaurant, NH The Lord Charles Hotel | R365 pp, incl. five-course dinner, featured wines and after-dinner coffee.

Reservations: +27 21 855 1040 or

Eerste Hoop Wines – Off the beaten track

Situated on a 25 ha-farm near Bot River (an hour’s drive from Cape Town) and surrounded by nature reserves and rugged mountain peaks, Eerste Hoop boutique wine cellar truly lies off the beaten track – a unique place for adventurous wine lovers, where a passionate team is keeping our wine heritage alive by sticking to the fundamentals: keep it simple; keep it authentic; and apply loving care at every stage of the winegrower’s craft, from the vineyard to the cellar to the glass.

For more information, visit

Autumn Restaurant Week 2017

Join us for an amazing 2 Course Lunch Menu @ only R 200 pp in our  fine-dining La Vigna restaurant for the upcoming Restaurant Week SA 2017 – ‘Celebrate the flavours of autumn’ – from 20-30 April. Bookings for this very popular event open on Friday, 31 March.



February winners:

Congratulations to last month’s competition winners – we look forward to welcoming you to the Garden Terrace at NH The Lord Charles for a Best Breakfast in the Helderberg!

  • Mrs C Abrahams, Platinum member and winner of last month’s Executive Club members’ draw; and
  • Marilette Brown, winner of the monthly newsletter competition.

This month’s newsletter competition

We have a fun competition for you this month! Our Wine and Dine line-up has been expanded to include craft beer, MCC and spirit pairings. Come up with a snappy name for the new and improved W&D events, and you could win a voucher for two for the first event in the series!!

Enter on our on our Facebook page. Competition closes 20 April 2017.

 NH – wherever you go.

Benelux Breakaway – From only €99

A change is as good as a holiday! Take time off your busy itinerary the next time you visit Europe and recharge your energy in the Benelux. Whether you fancy quiet walks in the woods, lazing on a beach, or taking in the city life, the Low Countries have it all.

Choose from one of six premium NH properties in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and book a 2-day stay, incl dinner & breakfast, from only €99!

* Ts&Cs apply. For more information, visit


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