May 2013
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa Voted Number One Hotel in Africa

for Superb Service in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 ‘World’s Best Awards’

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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s luxurious five-star hotel in Cape Town, is proud to announce that it was voted number one for “World’s Best Service” in the category, “Top Hotels: Africa and the Middle East” in the June 2013 issue of Travel + Leisure. The Twelve Apostles received an outstanding score of 97.14 and earlier in the year was also named as one of Travel + Leisure’s 2013 “500 World’s Best Hotels.” Every year Travel + Leisure spotlights the top hotels, airlines, and cruise lines that excel in service, as rated by readers in their “World’s Best Awards” survey.According to Horst Frehse, General Manager of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa: “We are very proud of this acknowledgement and would like to again thank the readers of Travel + Leisure for their continued support of our superb hotel. We are extremely proud of our service and The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s commitment to the philosophy, ‘No request is too large, no detail too small.’ We’d also like to extend hearty congratulations and heartfelt thanks to our fantastic hotel team for their dedication to their guests and their commitment to excellence.”The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is poised above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles mountain range. The hotel’s interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance. Guests are spoiled with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the beautiful bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. The hotel boasts two pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty spaAzure Restaurant, the Café Grill and theLeopard Bar; meeting, events and weddings facilities for up to 90 guests; and a 16-seater private cinema.

For details and reservations, please contact The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa at +27 (0) 21 437 9000, email: or visit us online at

Travel + Leisure (USA) ‘World’s Best Service’: No. 1 City Hotel in Africa and the Middle East
Sliver’s Silver Award: Won by Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar
for his Finely Engineered Cuisine (2013)

Travel + Leisure (USA) 500 ‘The World’s Best Hotels’: Top 50 hotels worldwide (41)

Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Gold List: South Africa – Best Hotels & Resorts (2013)

American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards: Azure Restaurant Listed (2013)

SPA Traveller Awards: Best Spa Hotel/Resort (more than 50 rooms) in
Southern Africa and Indian Ocean (2012)

Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Readers Choice Awards (2102)

Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Readers’ Choice Awards: Voted No. 1
in Top 15 Hotels of Africa (2012)

Diners Club Winelist Awards: Diamond Award (2012)

Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers Awards: Listed in Top 20 Leisure Hotels
in Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean (2012)

South African Wine List Awards: Best Long Wine List and graded 3 Flutes (2012)

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards:  Voted No. 1 Hotel Spa
in Africa and the Middle East (2012)

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection 
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is a member of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, an award-winning collection of five- and four-star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida, and South Africa. In South Africa, sister properties include The Oyster Box in KwaZulu-Natal, and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities central to The Red Carnation’s ethos that win them so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests.

For more information about the rest of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, please call toll free from the USA/Canada 1.877.955.1515; contact the Central Reservations; service toll free from almost anywhere in the world: + 800.1698.8740; and visit us at

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