Monday, March 16, 2009

Cape Town's One and Only


Cape Town, South Africa [Photo by Coda/flickr]

As South Africa gears up to host the World Cup in 2010 (I'm hoping to be in attendance), the country is quickly earning a reputation as a new "hot spot." Turning up the heat even more: the launch of One&Only Cape Town. The brand new luxury resort will open its doors to the public on April 3, 2009, and they're offering a pretty sweet deal to celebrate the grand opening. First guests of the hotel (staying between April 3rd and September 30th) will receive two complimentary spa treatments and a bottle of Cape Estate wine. With accommodation like this...



it's easy to imagine never wanting to leave the room. But, if you do decide to venture out (and I'd certainly hope you'd get out and explore at some point), you won't have to go far to find world-class dining. Gordon Ramsy's Maze and Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's Nobu are both on property, as well as the tri-level Wine Loft, which is home to more than 5,000 bottles of South African wine.



Recessionistas will be pleased to know the exchange rate in South Africa is great if you're traveling from the U.S. or Europe (10 rand is currently equivalent to just $1), and, starting June 1st, Delta will offer direct flights to Cape Town. Horray!!

7 comments:

Underfunded Heiress said...

Looks pretty. Glad to hear that there are a few places where the us dollar is still good ;)

jules said...

sounds great!

Cafe Fashionista said...

That may be the bedroom of my dreams!

Everything Fabulous said...

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Have Fab week!

Globetrottingbride said...

I love Cape Town but I think I'd love it even more now! Amazing hotels, great restaurants and a great exchange rate, what more could I want!?!?!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Haha my boyfriend stayed at a One&Only somewhere in Mexico for a company retreat (a few years ago) and still won't shut up about it. This one sounds pretty fab.

{this is glamorous} said...

Looks lovely, and how wonderful for you to travel there for the World Cup. Went to the GR's Maze in NYC and thought it was great.