As a group of Comair employees, it is a very difficult task to arrange for 6 colleagues to get together to arrange a meeting,
let alone, a meeting away from home. (Gauteng))
After all the arrangements were made, expectations of staying at a relatively “nice” hotel were rather high,….
So on walking into 15 On Orange, all expectations where exceeded.
I made the reservation with Melvyn van der Merwe, who is relatively “new” at Protea Hotel Central Reservation” , and although,
I requested to stay in Durban originally,… there was an Indaba taking place in Kwazulu Natal, and so the reservation for 6 bedrooms was amended, and rebooked for Cape Town,
With no attitude, or aggravation, Melvyn assisted me, and made the reservation at 15 on Orange, and even booked the King suite for myself,
I was so privileged to be upgraded to a “special” room.
On check in, Zathanda , Lauren and Cherylee, greeted us with a welcoming smile, and offered to keep our luggage until we could check in, as we had arrived early in Cape Town, and our rooms were not ready, (understandably so). Zathanda, offered us a boardroom, to work in, (complimentary might I add), and the one lady, that had joined us from Cape town, and did not need accommodation, was offered, that her parking ticket be stamped (exempted) for the day,- This was truly going, above and beyond what any guest would expect from a hotel, but what definitely adds to the magical touch of Protea hospitality.
I would also like to add that the girls looked absolutely stunning in their uniforms, and professional in their approach to not only us, but to other guests too.
When using the boardroom, we were also offered, an extention cord, and Ross, came to show us how to connect the TV to our laptops, - also being courteous, and helpful.
Tanduxolo, - brought our meals to us in the board room, which was also unexpected, as we had ordered food from the Cinnamon coffee bar, and I assume, were expected to eat there, however, we continued, uninterrupted in the boardroom, with lots of work which we had to complete, and this aided to our uninterrupted work flow.
I would like to thank you, and compliment you, on your hotel, with the feather plumed lampshades, the executive styled staff, and the manner in which, you make every guest feel like royalty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town's icon of style, is set in the upmarket suburb of Gardens at the foot of Table Mountain. African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel offers an experience of sensual sophistication and style, combining distinctive architecture and exquisite luxury with the renowned first-class service of African Pride Hotels. This ideal location on the fringe of Cape Town's vibrant city centre ensures that GUESTS are within walking distance of the National Museum and the Planetarium. Get some fresh air - feel free to take a leisurely stroll through the nearby Company Gardens and embrace the green jewel in the heart of the metropolis. Welcome the holiday shopping bug and visit the selection of exclusive in-house retailer outlets while the world-class shopping paradise of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is merely minutes away. If time out is in order, enjoy a cup of tea or a fine whiskey in the eclectic Judges Lounge, where we pay homage to Cape Town’s auspicious legal fraternity. Whether staying indoors or setting out to explore the cape – African Pride 15 on Orange offers GUESTS the perfect luxury destination for business, pleasure or a bit of both. ... more less
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