Johannesburg 6 September 2014 – The Royal Livingstone, a 5 star property within Sun International’s SUNLUX Collection – has been recognised as Zambia’s Leading Hotel in the World Travel Awards™ for the eighth time.


The Royal Livingstone stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short walk from its own exclusive entrance to The Victoria Falls.  It is named in honour of the explorer Dr. David Livingstone and its interior design reflects the elegance of African days gone by, in a modern, luxurious style.  Guests may enjoy elephant safaris, walking with cheetahs, Big 5 safaris, helicopter rides over the Victoria Falls or stunning spa treatments in gazebos on the river’s edge.


The World Travel Awards™ celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Award brand is recognised globally as a hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry.


“We are thrilled with the win that The Royal Livingstone, part of Sun International’s SUNLUX Collection, has achieved at the prestigious World Travel Awards,” says Joanne Selby, General Manager of Sun International Zambia.  She continues “To be declared Zambia’s Leading Hotel once again, by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, is an accolade for my team and we are truly proud and delighted to have been recognised for The Royal Livingstone’s commitment to excellence.”


Earlier this year, The Royal Livingstone has won further awards including being recognised as one of the Top Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East at the Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards, together with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.


For further press information, please contact the global PR office – CUT Communications:


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About Table Bay Hotel:

The Table Bay is a Sun International property that was officially opened by President Nelson Mandela in 1997. It is located in the heart of the cosmopolitan V&A Waterfront, offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town. The Table Bay Hotel boasts five star luxury rooms and suites, a swimming pool, spa and fitness area. The hotel offers conference facilities, a Victorian-styled Pavilion for banquets and receptions, and the Ballroom for private functions. The Atlantic Grill is ideal for parties, launches, lunches and dinners.  The new Camissa Brasserie offers a culinary journey at the water’s edge.


About The Palace of the Lost City:

Sun City’s flagship hotel, The Palace of the Lost City, takes its architectural and interior themes from a lavish lost African tribe fantasy. It has luxuriously appointed rooms and suites offering wonderful views over lush vegetation in superb landscaping that has achieved its Botanical Garden status in South Africa. This unique hotel boasts fine dining and culinary splendor and incomparable sporting and leisure activities. The Palace offers a journey like no other for the discerning guest with a taste for royalty.


About The Royal Livingstone:

On the forested banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream of the mighty cataract where it thunders into the Batoka Gorge, is The Royal Livingstone Hotel, the pride of Zambian hospitality. Guests will encounter sophistication and sheer opulence as well as the elegance and luxury of an earlier bygone era. Guests may pass lazy days on one of the magnificent sundecks overlooking the great Zambezi and enjoy fine dining in the restaurant or on the verandas overlooking the gardens. In the warm smile of your personal butler, or the simple luxury of your cane chair, you will find an Africa that has all but vanished.


About The Maslow Hotel:

The Maslow Hotel is a welcome addition to Sun International’s illustrious collection. The Maslow is a landmark property, set in an oasis of landscaped gardens in the heart of Sandton’s financial district within an up-market area, north of Johannesburg. The sophisticated Lacuna Urban Bistro serves international cuisine 24/7 – diverse and original while The Lacuna Bar will provide a welcome respite at the end of a long day. The signature Wayfarer Lounge, a business class type lounge, enables guests waiting to check in or depart from the airport to make use of shower facilities to freshen up or enjoy a meal. The Maslow is perfectly situated to take full advantage of what Sandton has to offer.



Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed.,  The Epicurean Explorer

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