Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Spier Hotel celebrates ten year anniversary

The 4 star Spier Hotel celebrated its 10th Birthday this past week end.

As one of the biggest employers in the Stellenbosch area, the success the hotel has enjoyed over the past 10 years has been of huge benefit to the region.

Spier used this milestone to reflect on the history of the heritage estate - one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape - where it has come from, where it is today, and its vision for the future.

The Enthoven family hosted a celebration for 300 invited guests. The Hotel was transformed into a mystical wonderland, reflecting the vibrant and conscious energy for which the historic wine farm is renowned.

Prominent choreographer, Jay Pather presented an exquisite outdoor dance piece that reflected on Spier and the region's past, present and future.

The avenues and courtyards of the village-style hotel came to life with these performances and dazzling displays of light.

When the 155 bedroomed hotel was built in 2000, care was taken to complement Spier's heritage buildings, and the design is reminiscent of the historic Bo-Kaap and Mediterranean villages where pedestrians have right of way, and the hotel was one of the first in South Africa to be awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism SA accreditation in 2004. In 2007, Spier won a prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World Saver Award, as well as a Gold at the Virgin Holidays Partners in Sustainability Award.