Red Carnation’s romantic turn downsNovember 16th, 2011 by Susan Reynard | Categories: hotels, industry, tourism
Red Carnation’s two South African properties, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg, have put together a romantic turn down offering to wow guests. GM Horst Frehse says: “The Twelve Apostles Hotel is popular with lovers wanting to ensure a memorable marriage proposal in beautiful surroundings. Our excellent staff has helped many nervous would-be grooms pop the question – the only detail out of our control is the answer.”
When guests return to their room at The Twelve Apostles, they will find their bed linen turned down, with candles in the bedroom and bathroom creating soft lighting, rose stems criss-crossed in the centre of the bed and rose petals in the bathroom with a trail leading to the bed. A homemade treat, which differs each night with options such as coconut ice, chocolate chip cookies, fudge or raspberry macaroons, is placed on each bedside table.
Guests at Bushmans Kloof will find daises on their neatly laid out dressing gowns on turned down bed linen when they return from dinner. GM Ronel Kennedy says: “When guests return from their game drive, an unseen staff member of the housekeeping team will have conjured up a bubble bath with petals floating in it, for them to relax in before dinner “. Scented candles create romantic lighting, a Bali room tray on the bed has an ice bucket with chilled sparkling wine and glasses, and rose petals are scattered on the floor.
A romantic gift pack, including massage oil, bath milk and body lotion, decorated with a fresh cut flower from the garden, awaits guests on the bed while a homemade treat is placed on the pillow as well as a bedtime story.
“It’s these special touches which keep our guests coming back for more – and not just to celebrate their special occasions such as honeymoons and anniversaries,” Kennedy says.