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Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, stress-free conferencing in tranquil winelands

With its classic yet contemporary architecture set on the site of one of Franschhoek’s original country retreats, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa exudes an exclusive charm and Cape country vernacular, with thatched roofs etched against granite mountains and a blue sky.

Complete with state-of-the-art facilities, Le Franschhoek also offers the largest conference facilities in the Franschhoek winelands area, with five conference rooms able to seat between 10 and 140 people.
“Due to the economic climate, it is essential to find a conferencing venue that offers value and caters to business needs while not compromising on a luxurious, memorable experience”, says General Manager Eben Lassen.
Le Franschhoek’s luxurious retreat offering, nestled in a beautiful location, makes for some innovative conference break-aways whether it’s horse-back riding, team-building exercises, time out at Camelot Spa or soaking up the café culture of the Franschhoek village.
“We have seen a 400% increase in corporate conferencing mainly due to the ‘partnership mind-set’ we share with our clients to ensure event success,” adds Eben.
Indeed, Le Franschhoek’s “business in the country” experience also offers an authentic wine-house and gastronomics in the unique Le Verger restaurant where guests sit al fresco beneath glass-roofs, framing a spellbinding view for team building after a productive conference session.
“Our facilities, unique activities and most importantly our family of staff are key ingredients to holding a successful conference or event, all of which was evident during a month-long BMW Germany launch earlier this year - which they announced had been their best launch ever!” adds Eben Lassen.
With a variety of 63 stylish rooms Le Franschhoek has accommodation to suit any number of groups. Choose from Valley-facing to the River Suites with their luxurious gardens, Vineyard Suites or chic Garden Suites set around a rose garden. 

Award-winning Le Franschhoek’s other facilities also include Dish Restaurant, a swimming pool, tennis court, ballroom, and a cigar lounge for those glorious nights.

But it’s the extraordinary setting and the post-conference relaxation elements which will ensure that Le Franschhoek Hotel presents itself as the ultimate stress-free Cape conference venue.

• The conferencing package is available until September 2011.



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