theLAB guesthouses has just featured in the Travel & Leisure section of Business Brief – a print and digital publication that focuses on decision-making management content for business leaders in Africa.
While we are keen to welcome the publication’s audience to our conference facilities in Franschhoek, Robertson and Hout Bay in the very near future, we also hope they will visit us to unwind, recharge and rejuvenate during some much-needed leisure time.
“SETTING HOSPITALITY PRECEDENTS”
Situated within the Western Cape’s scenic Franschhoek, Robertson and Cape Town, theLAB guesthouses combine high-tech automation with a much sought-after ecocentric approach to life.
The experience of staying at one of these properties includes a unique combination of luxurious touches, such as an in-house spa and the on-tap draught beer, wine and other beverages on offer; and clever environmental considerations, such as the friendly-to-nature soap and shampoo they provide and the fact that only glass water bottles, handed to each guest on arrival and recycled thereafter, are in use – no plastic, what so ever.
At Franschhoek, unique features include a state-of-the-art in-house cinema and a 16-seater conference centre with 84″ Microsoft Surface Hub, all located within a property on Nerina Street that is designed around two solar-heated pools and a welcoming wooden deck.
At Robertson | Rosendal, do not miss a visit to the in-house winery that’s open for tastings and sales 24/7, even on Sundays; and the glorious sunsets over the pool deck and dining zone, which is half open-air, half-covered, to accommodate all possible evening weather considerations.
At Cape Town | Tarragona, the mountain setting you’ll view from within the heated rockery pool will take your breath away. This Hout Bay property is just a 20-minute drive from the CBD, making it perfectly situated if you’re in need of a taste of culture, a shopping spree at V&A Waterfront, or dinner in one of the Mother City’s many glamorous eateries – but just far enough away for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Returning to theLAB Guesthouses’ high-tech automation, did you know this hospitality group is one of the first on the continent, if not the VERYfirst, to offer voice-activated automation that operates each room’s blinds, shower, music, coffee machine, and much more besides?
The management team’s approach is, however, to ensure that a balance is struck between the technology of the LivinAfrica automation box (theLAB) – exciting for some, but not a unanimous cup of tea – and, for example, a roaring fireplace, a board-games cupboard and staff who are friendly and approachable at all times.
They also encourage their guests to immerse themselves in the cultural activities taking place within the vicinity of each guesthouse, with busy times to note including:
• the Night Harvest and Cape Town Cycle Tour in March, on the doorstep of Cape Town | Tarragona;
• the Hands on Harvest in March and Wacky Wine Weekend in June for Robertson | Rosendal; and
• the red, white and blue party vibe of the Bastille Festival in Franschhoek, with its food and wine tastings, a trail run and other things French and fantastic.
On weekends that are a little less social than the above, guests may enjoy a quiet cycle on one of theLAB Guesthouses’ bicycles or the chance to explore the area on one of their electric-powered scooters. Just one of the carbon-neutral offerings at theLAB Guesthouses is the opportunity to make use of their free solar-powered electric-car charging station, should you own a vehicle of this nature.
theLAB Guesthouses also accommodate conferences, team-building events and seminars with aplomb, where delegates can play in a futuristic work environment because of the giant touchscreens, far-field microphones and 4K cameras on offer within their facilities. These allow delegates to communicate their point effectively not only with those around the table from them – but also with colleagues based back in the office.
For more information or to book: https://www.thelab.africa/