The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa has announced the appointment of Willie Williams as director of sales and marketing, to start in April. Williams joins the Saxon after his six years as director of sales and marketing for Taj Cape Town.
Candice Philip, head chef, Luke Dale Roberts at Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the fine dining options at the hotel and the importance of winning at the World Travel Awards.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg has disclosed details of its new spa. Launching in November, the new 700sqm two-floor Saxon Spa will be an oasis of wellness, taking the guest on a holistic journey incorporating sound, touch and sight. Tipped to be the most luxurious spa in the city, the space will comprise eight new treatment rooms including an all-glass couple’s treatment room, manicure and pedicure areas, hair spa, sleep zone, spa dining area, juice bar, steam room, heated hydro pool, wet treatment zone, hammam centre, heated outdoor plunge pool, sauna and outdoor treatment zone.
The multi award-winning Saxon Collection in South Africa has appointed Mason Rose as its UK PR agency, tasked with managing the press office and media relations in the UK and Ireland. The Saxon Collection is a unique group of privately-owned properties offering the ultimate journey of discovery and exploration in Africa. The Saxon Collection comprises The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, Zulu Camp, and The Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation at Shambala Private Game Reserve.
Luke Dale-Roberts, award-winning chef and owner of The Test Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town, will be bringing his signature style to Africa’s finest hotel, The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg. A brand-new pop-up concept, embodying The Test Kitchen’s unique qualities, will open in January.
Originally the private residence of Douw Steyn, one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs, the multi-award winning Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg is a leader in African luxury. Ever since it opened in 1992, The Saxon’s incredibly private and residential feel has made it the choice of international visitors and locals alike. While this contemporary property is undoubtedly the flagship of the collection, there have been two unique additions to The Saxon portfolio to date.
This month sees the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa welcome a new addition to their exclusive offerings - the eagerly awaited Johnnie Walker whisky bar, Eighteen05. Dedicated to providing guests with an unprecedented, luxury whisky experience, this intimate hotel bar offers ambience and tastings one would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
During a glamorous affair at the grand CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa and sister property Shambala Private Game Reserve accepted the venerated honour of being named the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel and World’s Leading Private Game Reserve respectively by World Travel Awards. In addition to these accolades, the Saxon’s website, was named as the World’s Leading Hotel Website.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa and Shambala Private Game Reserve have both triumphed with leading honours at the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony. Hosted by the Safari Park Hotel & Casino in Nairobi, Kenya, the event rewarded the leading organisations in African tourism.
Gastronomic luxury makes history as two pioneering brands come together in an association to satiate the finest of palates the world over. The House of Ruinart joins the Saxon’s famed five hundred in a collaboration of dining passion and art, where the deep-rooted tradition of the world’s oldest champagne house meets the innovation of one of South Africa’s finest chefs in a space synonymous with elegance, refinement and sheer magnificence.
The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa’s latest culinary offering, Saxon Qunu Grill, today, launches their business lunch menu. Reminiscent of a New York ‘Power lunch’, the restaurant offers diners a plethora of enticing meals, which change daily to offer guests maximum variety.
In true Saxon style, discerning travellers and connoisseurs can now savour the delectable cuisine of the hotel’s latest new opening, Saxon Qunu Grill. Following months of development and devotion to the project, executive Chef David Higgs and his team of culinary prodigies were in high spirits with the official launch of the new eatery earlier.