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Cocktail Hour at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!

The earliest definition of cocktail was in the May 13, 1806 edition of The Balance and Columbian Repository, a publication in Hudson, New York, in which an answer was provided to the question, “What is a cocktail?”. It replied: “Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters – […]
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PROTEA HOTEL VICTORIA JUNCTION REFURB ON TRACK

July 2011: September 1 this year will be a double celebration; the first day of Spring and the day the new-look Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Cape Town opens it’s fabulous doors. The hotel was shut in May for a four-month total make-over that will see Cape Town’s first truly themed hotel sporting a sleek […]
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Celebrating National Women’s Day with some Fire & Ice

Yes, we know it has noble roots and we’ve all heard the old chestnut – usually tossed around by men who think they are so clever – about the other 364 days of the year but we at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch firmly believe National Women’s Day on August 9 should be […]
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National Spa Management Winner Joins Arabella Hotel & Spa

Francisco Caceres Garcia, winner of the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Management Excellence Award 2011, has taken over the management of the luxurious spa at Arabella Hotel & Spa, managed by African Pride Hotels. Through the success of the previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in stature each year, providing South African and […]
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Madame Zingara Celebrates 10 Years

July, 2011: The countdown has begun. Next month the venerable Spiegel Tent Victoria makes her way home to Cape Town and sets up shop for a brand new show in Madame Zingara’s Theatre of Dreams on 1 September 2011. Durban, the tent’s current location, is seeing the close of the Love Magic Tour and Capetonians […]