The Kogelberg Centre/Ballroom provides spectacular views over the adjoining golf course, the pristine lagoon and the surrounding nature reserve.  With up-to-date audio visual equipment, modern technology, wifi connectivity and beautiful organic décor, this multi-functional room is equally appropriate for any type of occasion, product launch, social event or conference. The double-volume room measures in at 453 square metres and can accommodate up to 360 people cinema-style. The room can be divided into three smaller private spaces by using acoustically cushioned,
retractable panels. The ballroom is flanked by a pre-assembly area that accommodates up to 150 people standing, and in combination with the surrounded terrace, up to 225 guests, at one given time.

The hotel’s International Conference and Business Centre comprises five boardrooms. Each can be supplied with data projectors, television and sound equipment. All equipment, once installed, is ready to “plug-and-play” with easy connectivity to the ISDN, data and fax points in the nearby business centre. Business Centre facilities include full administrative equipment; facsimile, colour-photocopier, travel desk and two Internet booths, to list a few.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is situated just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town and is an easy drive to the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, and on the very outskirts of South Africa’s whale-watching capital, Hermanus. Southern Right whales spend approximately six months of the year on the southern African coast (June to November) and Hermanus is arguably the world’s best land-based whale watching location. The area is also famous for Great White Shark cage diving, and for its pristine fynbos in the Biosphere Reserve that surrounds the hotel. South Africa’s celebrated Winelands region is less than an hour’s drive away.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is owned by the Hospitality Property Fund, which appointed the Protea Hospitality Group to manage and market the property under the superior deluxe African Pride Hotels brand.

Arthur Gillis, CEO of the Protea Hospitality Group, said: “We are naturally delighted to welcome this internationally acclaimed hotel to the African Pride Hotels stable. The combination of the highest standards of service, accommodation and luxury in the African Pride Hotels brand, together with the property’s elegant design and pristine natural setting, makes for a potent and market beating offering.”

Hospitality Property Fund Deputy CEO Andrew Rogers said the decision to award the management contract to African Pride Hotels was logical given the aligned synergies: “We believe this partnership with African Pride Hotels is the correct decision both from a business and a service level. The Arabella Hotel & Spa is one of South Africa’s most exclusive hotels and African Pride Hotels is the first word in authentic luxury African hospitality.”

The hotel delivers grandeur in design and style that pays homage to the rare beauty that surrounds it. Luminous colours and soaring wooden beam ceilings welcome GUESTS while attentive and gracious service enhances the experience of complete comfort. The hotel and spa are embraced by the majestic Kogelberg Mountains and bordered by the vast Bot River Lagoon. The 18 hole, Par 72 Championship Arabella Golf Course has consistently been
ranked in the top 5 courses in South Africa. It is a unique course set on the banks of the lagoon and fringed by indigenous wild flowers.

For those wanting a more sedate pastime, the Arabella Spa is an award-winning glorious retreat that captures the essence of luxury, privacy and rejuvenation. The spa is home to the world-first African Rainforest Experience, a two-hour sensory water and steam treatment using African products and inspired by African rains. Arabella Spa combines traditional and modern therapies, artfully fusing Far Eastern and Western knowledge with innovative
beauty products of the highest international quality, leaving spa visitors with a deep feeling of relaxation and a restored natural balance. Hotel and spa guests can indulge in the heated indoor hydro-pool and outdoor lap pool, sauna, steam room and the crystalline waters of the swimming pool


For more information contact
Samantha Bartlett

Senior Account Director Irvine Partners
(+27) 21 424-5594
083 3177 062

About African Pride Hotels, Lodges and Country Houses

Protea Hotels’ superior luxury collection, African Pride Hotels, offers the highest international standards of service excellence, luxury accommodation
and superior facilities, ensuring that GUESTS experience the best of South Africa, as well as the proud spirit of the continent, as the name implies.

African Pride’s 18 hotels, safari lodges and country houses have a presence in popular tourist destinations, including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Hermanus,
Cape Winelands and the Garden Route. For more information, please visit The African Pride deluxe hotels, lodges and country
houses include:

1.       African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

2.       African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa

3.       African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel – Winner of the House & Leisure Best Hotel in SA 2010

4.       African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa

5.       Arabella Hotel & Spa

6.       African Pride Tribe (Nairobi, Kenya)

7.       African Pride Irene Country Lodge

8.       African Pride Andros Boutique Hotel

9.       African Pride Makaranga Garden Lodge

10.       African Pride Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel

11.       African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve

12.       African Pride The Sands at St Francis Bay

13.       African Pride Hacklewood Hill Country House

14.       African Pride Audacia Manor

15.       African Pride The Burning Shore (Namibia)

16.       African Pride Rijk’s Country House

17.       African Pride Mosselberg on Grotto

18.       African Pride Rosenhof Country House

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