Springtime has arrived, bringing with it new growth and possibilities. Spring fever has also set in at Southern Spoor Marketing with the expansion of the portfolio with four boutique-style properties in the Western Cape.
The latest additions to the portfolio of unique, privately owned hotels in South Africa include Southern Spoor’s new flagship property in Cape Town – Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, as well as Baruch Guest House in Stellenbosch, Hermanus Guest House, and The Lofts Boutique Hotel located in the exclusive Thesen Harbour Town in Knysna.
Anita Foxcroft, Director of Southern Spoor Marketing, says that the new portfolio members complement the existing portfolio and fit the company ethos. “Southern Spoor Marketing is known for showcasing some of the finest hospitality establishments in the country and these new properties fit the bill. They each have something unique that sets them apart from other establishments, and are successfully run by like-minded hospitality professionals.
“Additionally, travel trends indicate that there is an increasing preference for boutique-style properties. Guests are seeking an experience, not just a room, regardless of whether they are travelling for leisure or business. Our portfolio, and especially these four new properties, befits this trend, and offers guests a unique travel experience,” says Anita. “We look forward to working with the owners and the teams and presenting these exclusive establishments to the industry, from the STO to the local leisure and corporate markets.”
Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
A sophisticated city hotel in the heart of Cape Town, the five-star Pepperclub Hotel & Spa is located within walking distance of some of Cape Town’s most popular attractions, and offers various accommodation options, secure parking, conference and event facilities for up to 240 delegates, a luxurious spa and gym, rooftop pool, private cinema and a beach club at Camps Bay.
Timeless elegance and contemporary comfort come together to create two warm, inviting and beautifully furnished residences that make up Baruch Guest House. Situated 750 metres from each other only a few minutes’ drive from the historic town centre of Stellenbosch, the two combined residences feature 12 guestrooms individually decorated according to themes such as The Great Gatsby and Out of Africa.
Hermanus is famous the world over for its magnificent whale watching opportunities from Walker Bay between July and November. With a striking mountain backdrop and expansive views over the ocean, Hermanus Guest House is ideally located to delight in the natural wonders of this pretty town. Belying its beach house exterior, Hermanus Guest House has been opulently furnished in a French Provencal style with a hint of Victorian.
Located at the water’s edge at Thesen Harbour Town in Knysna, The Lofts Boutique Hotel is set within the remodelled, whitewashed timber frame of the old Knysna boatbuilding shed. Luxury accommodation options include exclusive lagoon suites overlooking the water, north-facing luxury loft rooms with balconies and sun loungers, and self-catering double-storey apartments.