CTEX: Hospitality and Bars Awards 2019



On our final Wednesday of awards, we started feeling a little sad with all of this excitement coming to an end. On the 27 February, we brought together the masters of the Hospitality and Bars industry and welcomed them with drinks provided by our incredible sponsors and snack plates flowing out of our beautiful hosts venue, Nomad Bistro & Bar, a great little spot for a meal accompanied by all sorts of entertainment.

Reaching the final moments of our Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019 evenings, the team are chuffed with ourselves and at the outcome and feedback we have been receiving, but also the wonderfully inspirational individuals and business owners that we have had the honor of meeting during this time. [video here]

After having the grand opportunity to rub shoulders with some great minds, we enjoyed live entertainment provided by the band, The Guy is Alive. Our hosts Sachi Okada and Kolping Mbumba kept us engaged as winner after winner received their awards on stage.

It is our pleasure to announce the nominees and winners of each award in the Media & Biz category;

AWARD: Most Authentic African Experience

NOMINEES:

  • Africa Cafe

  • Mama Africa

  • Madam Taitou

  • !Khwa ttu

  • Veld and Sea Foraging Experiences

WINNER:

  • Veld and Sea Foraging Experiences

Join them on some of their deliciously wild adventures that welcomes you to discover our edible landscape. From wild mushrooms to seaweeds and shellfish, edible weeds and flowers, to roots, shoots and more. Every season has its own particular flavour.

AWARD: Big City Breakaway

NOMINEES:

  • 12 Apostles

  • Grande Roche Hotel

  • Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

  • Val Du Charron

  • Wedgeview Country House & Spa

WINNER:

  • Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route. Positioned above the Atlantic Ocean, this 5-star boutique hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

AWARD: Best Boutique Guest House

NOMINEES:

  • Four Rosmead

  • Doubletree

  • 21 Nettleton

  • Atlantic Waves Guesthouse

  • Jardin d'ébène Boutique Guesthouse

WINNER:

  • DoubleTree

Overlooking the busy Cape Town harbor and with an impressive backdrop of the green slopes of Devil’s Peak, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town - Upper Eastside offers easy access to the vibrant downtown area and the central business district.

AWARD: Best City Getaway

NOMINEES:

  • Tranquility

  • Villa Honeywood

  • The Nest Guesthouse

  • Glen Avon Lodge

  • Maison du Cap Villa

WINNER:

  • Villa Honeywood,

Villa Honeywood is situated on one of the first Fish Hoek farms and has carefully preserved this heritage site. Guests can choose between the Victorian, Pool or African suite for their stay at Villa Honeywood. They have an amazing sea view over the False Bay and the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range.

AWARD: Best Group Accommodation

NOMINEES:

  • Monkey Valley

  • Hermanus Backpackers

  • Fish Hoek BnB

  • Flora Bay Resort

  • Otters Bend Lodge

WINNER:

  • Monkey Valley Resort

Nestled within the Milkwood forest at the foot of Chapman’s Peak Noordhoek, this resort has an unrivaled view of the Noordhoek beach and nature reserve. Monkey Valley Resort is also a place for family and has great facilities and available outdoor activities for children of all ages. The resort is not just a place to stay but an adventure waiting to happen.

AWARD: Best Family Destination

NOMINEES:

  • Radisson Red

  • Waterfront Village Hotel

  • The Hyde All-Suite Hotel

  • Winchester Mansions

  • Taj Cape Town

WINNER:

  • Raddison Red

A new hotel philosophy where lifestyle is the inspiration. Their world is fueled by art, music and fashion which explores the undiscovered.

AWARD: Best Tour Operator (Groups)

NOMINEES:

  • Hylton Ross

  • Africa Travel Company

  • Kiboko Adventures

  • Murdoch Trengrove

  • The Cape Town Tour Guide Co

WINNER:

  • Hylton Ross

Whatever your interests, Hylton Ross Touring offers the best opportunities to experience South Africa. They have 7 offices situated close to all the major tourist attractions. They offer over 60 scheduled full and half day tours, or you can book a private tour in their own vehicle with their driver guide who will take you wherever you please!

AWARD: Best Backpackers

NOMINEES:

  • Once in Cape Town

  • 91 on Loop

  • Big Blue Backpackers

  • Never @ Home

  • Ashanti

WINNER:

  • Ashanti

One of the most established Cape Town hostels, at Ashanti Lodge they have single, double rooms and dormitories. Their two guest houses around the corner from the Gardens building have beautiful newly refurbished en-suite rooms suitable for young and old.

AWARD: Best Cocktail Bar

NOMINEES:

  • Asoka

  • Orphanage

  • Art of Duplicity

  • Cause & Effect

  • House of Machines

WINNER:

  • Art of Duplicity

A new inspired jazz and cocktail bar dubbed The Art of Duplicity has quietly opened its doors in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD in a top-secret location. Inspired by the USA’s prohibition era, The Art of Duplicity is only accessible to those with a secret password.

AWARD: Best Comedy Venue

NOMINEES:

  • Roxy Late Night

  • The River Club

  • Cape Town Comedy Club

  • The Mash Tun

  • Protea Fire & Ice Hotel

WINNER:

  • Cape Town Comedy Club

Cape Town Comedy Club is Cape Town’s only dedicated stand-up comedy venue and was recently voted as 1 of the top 10 comedy clubs in the world.

AWARD: Best Wine Selection

NOMINEES:

  • The Shortmarket Club

  • Belthazar Restaurant & Bar

  • Publik

  • La Boheme

  • Bocca

WINNER:

  • The Shortmarket Club

Luke Dale-Roberts of The Test Kitchen has partnered in a joint venture with his wife, Sandalene Dale-Roberts, his top chef Wesley Randles and manager Simon Widdison to open The Shortmarket Club in a heritage building just off vibey Bree Street. The restaurant is unique in its design and its a place to relax and really lap up the feeling of luxury that surrounds you and the delicious food of course.

AWARD: Best Live Entertainment

NOMINEES:

  • Cafe Roux

  • Aces' n Spades

  • Mercury Live

  • Raptor Room

  • Prison - House of Rebels

WINNER:

  • Mercury Live

Mercury Live is a industry leader when it comes to hosting live events. Now with better sound and lighting, not to mention a total revamp, Mercury has teamed with Cape Audio College to keep the live music industry alive.

AWARD: Best Gin Bar

NOMINEES:

  • The Gin Bar

  • Botany

  • The Gin Dock

  • The Stack

  • Station on Bree

WINNER:

  • Station on Bree

The Station on Bree is the hottest new hangout based in Bree Street. The coolest eating strip in Cape Town, The Station brings you a little taste of the London Underground right in the heart of the Cape Town CBD.

AWARD: Trendiest Beer Pub

NOMINEES:

  • Devil's Peak Taproom

  • Den Anker

  • Hoghouse Brewing Company

  • Beerhouse

  • Ferryman's

WINNER:

  • Dan Anker

The name of this restaurant is Belgian, the setting is spectacular, and the ambience is international. Situated on the quayside of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, Den Anker, now in its 24th year of operation, offers patrons exceptional seafood and other creatively prepared dishes. Enjoy the views from the terrace, or from inside the restaurant, where floor-to-ceiling windows enable you to appreciate just how spectacular Table Mountain can look from this vantage point.

AWARD: Trendiest Hangout

NOMINEES:

  • HQ

  • Village Idiot

  • Secret Gin Bar

  • Blue Peter

  • La Parada Constantia

WINNER:

  • HQ

Headquarters (HQ) Parisian-inspired steakhouse / bar / lounge set in the historic Heritage Square in Cape Town. HQ is a breath of fresh air in a dining world populated by overextended menus. The straightforward menu includes, a classic salad starter, to be followed by sirloin steak and thin-cut fries with HQ’s signature Cafe De Paris butter.

AWARD: Best Game Reserve

NOMINEES:

  • Inverdoorn

  • Fairy Glen

  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve,

  • Aquila Game Reserve

  • Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

WINNER:

  • Aquila Game Reserve

Acclaimed for service excellence, renewable energy, social responsibility efforts and conservation programmes, Aquila is more than just an unforgettable wildlife experience, it is an experience in luxurious African hospitality, traditional culinary delights, service excellence and the restoration of pride to the indigenous people and the land.

AWARD: Best Winelands Accomodation

NOMINEES:

  • Grande Roche

  • Grande Provence

  • Diemersfontein

  • Grand Dédale Country House

  • Brenaissance Wine and Stud Estate

WINNER:

  • Grande Roche

The Grande Roche Hotel is a celebrated 5 star hotel and a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The establishment boasts beautiful gardens and award-winning cuisine at the Bosman’s Experience restaurant situated in the Manor house of the Grande Roche Estate.

AWARD: Best Wine Tasting Experience

NOMINEES:

  • De Grendal

  • Grande Provence

  • La Motte

  • Leopard's Leap

  • Cape Point Vineyards

WINNER:

  • Cape Point Vineyards

Cape Point Vineyards is an Award Winning Wine Estate with a restaurant and function venue with sea and mountain views in Cape Town. Cool breezes from the sea make for a slow growing season, with a late harvest that results in a truly unique Sauvignon Blanc that is recognised across the globe for it’s rich minerality, structure and tone.

AWARD: Best Nightclub

NOMINEES:

  • Reset

  • Cocoon

  • Modular

  • Jade Lounge

  • Coco

WINNER:

  • Coco

Situated at 70 Loop Street, the focus at COCO is high-end bottle service, excellent customer attention, beautiful clientele and incredible music all set in a sexy and glam environment that has been designed and kitted out by Cape Town's hottest interior designer. Due to an enormous amount of votes from the public, the judges took note and

are pleased to award, Best Nightclub READER'S CHOICE award to:

  • Modular

AWARD: Best Party Backpackers

NOMINEES:

  • Once In Cape Town

  • 91 On Loop

  • Longstreet Backpackers

  • Carnival Court

  • Awesome Backpackers Green Point

WINNER:

TIED WINNERS for Best Party Backpackers of the Year for 2019

  • Once In Cape Town

  • 91 On Loop

Once in Cape Town: Once travel is a lifestyle and accommodation concept that opens up the African continent for the young at heart, the adventurer and the storyteller to live authentic experiences. They offer millennial travellers clean sheets and dirty adventures. 91 on Loop: Nestled between Bree Street with its thriving cafes and restaurants and long time backpacker party destination, Long Street, Loop Street delivers the best of both worlds, while letting you catch some shut eye.

But the excitement is here to stay!

Keep your eyes peeled for our Restaurant awards evening article to see the winners and se what else we have in store for you!







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