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January 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa: Spotlight on Two of Cape Town’s Top Meeting Venues

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South Africa winelandsLanzerac Wine Estate

A historic treasure rich in natural splendour; Lanzerac Wine Estate is a hotel, conference venue, idyllic wedding locale, spa and esteemed wine cellar. Set in the majestic Stellenbosch winelands, Lanzerac provides visitors and guests with an experience that is hard to match.
Jo-Anna Looms, Marketing Manager for Lanzerac, states that there are an abundance of reasons for booking the Lanzerac Estate for your next corporate function. “The Lanzerac Estate inspires business creativity with its breath-taking natural beauty, scenic vistas and tranquil setting”, says Jo-Anna, “Exceptional winter accommodation rates and conference packages are on offer until the end of September. Each event can be tailored to suit your budget and specific requirements.”
With maximum seating capacity for up to 140-150 delegates, there are a range of different venue options available on the estate that are ideal for private conferences and corporate functions. These venues embody privacy and quietness, ideal for hosting management strategy meetings, corporate conferences and themed product launches.
Lanzerac offers delegates and professional conference organisers a wide variety of conference and meeting venues specific for all requirements, namely: The Manor House Boardroom 1, Manor House Boardroom 2 and the Cellar Hall.
The Manor House has two boardrooms, with high quality facilities – solid yellowwood tables and leather back conference chairs. The Cellar Hall was fully refurbished at the end of 2014 and offers delegates exquisite amenities and state of the art facilities. It has a private entrance, toilets and a fully equipped separate banqueting kitchen. Extending from the cellar is a large patio and garden area, perfect for breakaways and breaks. 
Another venue available for casual management meetings is the Esquire Bar. Complete with comfortable seating, this is the perfect venue for a strategy think-tank or corporate cocktail evening. The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa also houses other private patio areas which can be used for informal BBQ’s or buffet style corporate events and expanses of lawns for fun team-building events.
Venues on the estate all share one thing in common, the commitment to service excellence. Delegates can put their trust and confidence in Lanzerac’s professional banqueting team of supervisors, and enjoy a smooth and memorable occasion.
The rate for a full-day conference includes hot beverages and a snack on arrival, a two-course business or buffet lunch, water and cordials, flipcharts and pens, and complimentary Wi-Fi. A skilled and professional team of in-house banqueting coordinators ensure seamless execution of all events.  All dietary requirements can be catered for including Vegetarian, Halaal and Kosher requirements.

NH The Lord Charles

NH The Lord Charles in Somerset West offers a refined, contemporary style to any business function or special event. Situated a convenient 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, the Lord Charles is the perfect blend of winelands charm and undeniable opulence. Visitors can experience the best of the area year-round, the best of which include wine tasting, cellar tours, and whale-watching in the nearby town of Gansbaai
The hotel is well positioned to enjoy city highlights such as the Somerset Mall, which is the second largest shopping mall in the Western Cape, as well as a host of world-class restaurants. Its country location and stone’s throw distance from the Cape’s famed Winelands allows one to enjoy languorous afternoons doing the Stellenbosch, Paarl or Franschhoek wine routes.  In addition the hotel has as many as five world-class golf courses in a 10km radius.
NH The Lord Charles Hotel is the second largest conference venue in the Western Cape and is internationally renowned for its conferencing capabilities.  The nine hectares of manicured lawn allows NH The Lord Charles Hotel to accommodate conferences of up to 1 500 delegates. The interior is stylish, comfortable and equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment. 
“Its layout has made it a safe and popular venue to host world leaders, honoured guests include Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, to name but a few”, says Marketing Manager Jaco Du Plooy. “The Grand Ballroom – with its oversized chandeliers, dance floor and outside flow onto the courtyard – makes the ideal venue for tailor-made formal dinners and glamorous weddings”.
The hotel’s fully equipped conference centre comprises 12 meeting rooms that can accommodate small groups as well as groups of up to 600 delegates. The conference centre has a spacious pre–assembly area, as well as a courtyard for tea breaks, lunches and cocktails. Meeting rooms are equipped with whiteboards, projection screens, flipcharts, PA systems, microphones, TV monitors, lecterns, data projectors and an on-site technician.


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