Cape Town 12 October 2011: Readers of Condé Nast Traveler in the USA have rated the Steenberg Hotel in Cape Town as the Top Hotel in Africa and the Middle East in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards.With an impressive score of 95.7, it claimed the winning title ahead of another six South African hotels which made it onto the list of Africa’s top 20 hotels. Overall, Steenberg was also listed among the Top 100 Travel Experiences in the world.
The Condé Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards reflects the combined opinions of almost 29 000 of Condé Nast Traveler’s readers, who rated the cities, islands, and hotels they have visited in the past year, as well as the airlines and cruise ships they travelled with. The awards are a unique and trusted source of advice globally, as voted for by millions of discerning and demanding travelers from the USA.
Marking a triumphant year of major international accolades for Steenberg as tourism destination, this award follows hot on the heels of scooping the coveted title of Best Luxury Hotel in Africa by www.TripAdvisor.com, the world’s largest travel site in its 2011 Travelers’ Choice awards. Steenberg was also rated one of Cape Town’s top gourmet destinations when both its fine dining restaurant, Catharina’s, and the more informal Bistro Sixteen82, were awarded the coveted American Express Platinum Card Fine Dining Award in 2011. Adding to this impressive ‘roll of honour’, Steenberg Vineyards was named Global Winner Wine Tourism Services in the Great Wine Capitals’ Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2011.
Says Gaby Gramm, proud Graham Beck Hospitality GM for Steenberg: ‘It is a significant honour to be voted the top hotel on the African continent by readers of the respected Condé Nast Traveler magazine, who count among the world’s most selective travellers. It is especially heartening that votes are cast based on their own perceptions of their stay with us. As the first in the Constantia Wine Valley to be recognized among the best in the world on this important international platform, we believe this will help to shine the spotlight on our valley as a destination with its many tourism attractions, located only 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town. All thanks are due to our team at Steenberg, who consistently uphold the highest standards of hospitality in all facets of our operations here, to ensure that each and every guest has a world class experience. ’
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