Steenberg offers breakfast and spa packageJuly 14th, 2011 by Andrew Moth | Categories: beverages, food, hotels, industry, restaurants, tourism
As hoteliers all over the country seek ways to attract more business, Steenberg in Cape Town’s Constantia Valley, has introduced a breakfast, spa and sparkling wine package at R470 per person for day-visitors.
The Indulgence 1682 package, the hotel says, “presents an irresistible invitation to step off the daily treadmill, and enjoy a morning of gourmet indulgence and all-round pampering in the breathtaking setting of this working wine farm in the Constantia Valley.”
It begins with a breakfast at Bistro Sixteen82, a restaurant run by Brad Ball and regarded as one of Cape Town’s “breakfast hotspots”, and includes a glass of Steenberg’s 1682 MCC sparkling wine and a massage at the Steenberg Ginkgo Spa.
Gaby Gramm, GM of the hotel, which earlier this year was rated the best luxury hotel in Africa, told Hotel & Restaurant that it is vital in these difficult times to create new packages.
The hotel and its facilities are on a residential golf estate that is home to some of the country’s rich and famous so security and privacy are key issues. “We have to take these matters into account and find the right balance. We have to be adaptable and take advantage of the marketing opportunities presented by new media to attract people to the hotel’s public facilities.”
Guests making use of the Indulgence 1682 package can enjoy a stroll through the vineyards and views of False Bay as they make their way down to the spa for a 50-minute full body massage before returning to the hustle and bustle of life.
In addition to Ball’s Bistro Sixteen 82 which offers breakfast and lunch and a large outdoor seating area, the hotel has its own restaurant, Catharina’s, where Garth Almazan is executive chef. It also offers outdoor fine-dining.
Reservations for the Indulgence 1682 package are essential. Both Catharina’s and Bistro Sixteen 82 are well established venues in an area that has a population of wealthy consumers, but a comparatively limited number of dining options.
The Steenberg Hotel has 21 rooms and three Heritage Suites set among the vineyards. In addition to the restaurants, spa and winery where JD Pretorius is the winemaker, it has a conference facility, The Meeting Room; an 18-hole championship Peter Matkovich golf course and a hairdressing salon.