Condé Nast Traveler (USA) has announced the results of the 26th Annual “Readers’ Choice Awards”. The best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts in the world have been ranked by their readers.
Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges’ historical Victoria & Alfred Hotel, based at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, has been voted as one of the top 15 best hotels in South Africa.
The landmark building, built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse, was converted into a luxury hotel in 1990. Named in honour of the Queen of England and her son who visited the Cape in 1870 when Prince Alfred officially opened the Breakwater Basin – today’s V & A Waterfront – the Victoria & Alfred Hotel still captures this distinct history. Framed by the ocean view of the ubiquitous harbor and the iconic Table Mountain, the elegance of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel is rivaled only by its relaxed atmosphere and warm personal service; epitomising South Africa’s world-renowned hospitality.
Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges boast three hotels within the V &A Waterfront precinct: Queen Victoria Hotel, Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa as well as the award-winning Victoria & Alfred Hotel. For over 20-years, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel has preserved its title as one of Cape Town’s most popular and successful hotels, no doubt as a result of its professional staff, superlative service and world-class facilities.
Mombo And Little Mombo Rated Amongst Top Resorts And Safari Camps In Africa
Wilderness Safaris’ Mombo and Little Mombo Camps in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, have been listed in the Top 15 Resorts and Safari Camps category.
Botswana is one of Africa’s foremost wildlife and ecotourism destinations and one that embraces a true low impact and high experiential value tourism model. Both Mombo and Little Mombo Camps are deeply committed to Wilderness Safaris 4Cs ethic (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture). The camps are also world renowned for offering extraordinary wildlife encounters in the heart of the Okavango Delta, together with warm local hospitality, delicious fresh food and unparalleled levels of comfort.
“We are extremely proud of our staff at both camps who continue to do everything possible to create meaningful and life-changing wilderness experiences for our guests, the readers of Condé Nast, who have in turn voted for us amongst Africa’s best safari operators”, said Grant Woodrow, MD Wilderness Safaris Botswana. “Our emphasis in terms of luxury and service excellence is on sharing and appreciating the amazing natural environment in which we operate. We also obviously aim to achieve a world-class luxury safari experience and are humbled that our guests and readers of Condé Nast Traveler have shown their support of a world-class and sustainable wilderness experience that truly makes a difference to our world”, he added.