Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: January 15, 2015

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All the key players in African mining are preparing for the as the world’s largest mining conference returns to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the expansion and development of mining interests in Africa. Industry professionals, including financiers, investors, mining professionals and government officials will be making their way to Cape Town with an aim to forge new business opportunities and foster vital relationships. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with more than 7,000 of the most internationally-diversified and influential delegates.

More than just a platform providing a catalyst for expansion, the Mining Indaba has also become the place where the ‘world connects with African mining.’ More so, the Mining Indaba has brought about an important shift in doctrine by putting a human face into mining deals. The whole mining investment value chain has been drawn in to participate in recent years and a bright new decade full of promise and opportunities lie ahead for guests attending the conference.

For attendees looking for accommodation, event venues or a cooperate meeting space over the span of the Mining Indaba, Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Cape Town as well as a selection of grand and professional facilities including The Reserve at Taj Cape Town – a premier banqueting and events space. From single attendees to corporate groups, Taj Cape Town is equipped to meet every need including satellite conferencing and fully appointed boardrooms.

Having easy access to these facilities would be especially beneficial considering representatives from more than 110 countries, including national mining ministers, government leaders and regulators are set to attend. Add to these more than 2,300 international companies with vested interests as well as more than 45 African and non-African government delegations and it’s easy to see why the Mining Indaba is considered to be the world’s largest gathering of the most influential stakeholders in African mining.

Our City Specialist Guides and a Concierge team are ready to introduce attendees, their families and even corporate groups to the highlights and little known gems to be found in our beautiful Mother City. The finest luxury dining awaits our Mining Indaba guests of Taj Cape Town within the renowned Bombay Brasserie, while daily offerings of spectacular afternoon tea spreads and unique Cape wine tastings round out each perfect day in the historic city centre.

Guests of Taj Cape Town can also enjoy ultimate relaxation at the Jiva Grande Spa as well as having full access to our leisure & wellness facilities. These include an indoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped Technogym and separate male & female sauna, steam room and vitality pool.

The Investing in African Mining Indaba is set to take place from 9 -12 February 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, conveniently situated on the Mother City’s beautiful Foreshore, within easy reach of Taj Cape Town and the historic city centre.

Reservations are essential for securing your place at one of the most sought after hotels in Cape Town. Do not hesitate to contact us at: sales.capetown@tajhotels.com as limited rooms are available.

 
 
 
Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: December 12, 2014

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The historic site at the Wale and Adderley Street junction has been witness to the Mother City’s most notable celebrations over the last 350 years and Taj Cape Town is set to continue this fine tradition this festive season.

Taj Cape Town has the festive season gift-wrapped with a range of seasonal luxury hotel offerings and a rare vantage point to enjoy the end of year festivities in the heart of the City. With “A Local Production” as the over-arching theme in all of our special events this festive season guests can look forward to the best in local culinary masterpieces.

Starting from December 2014 and continuing until February 2015 is a selection delectable offerings at the hotel. Start winding down the old year with a Cape Craft Beer, Charcuterie and Cheese Tasting including a selection of three craft beer tasters, three artisan cheeses and three cured meats; all from the finest local producers.

Visitors to the hotel can also enjoy a delectable spread full of colour and culinary delights with our Summer Afternoon Tea in the grand Lobby Lounge of Taj Cape Town. Bowls of summer berries, macaroons in an assortment of flavours and a variety of freshly baked tarts and scones will sooth any sweet tooth, while those with a savoury palette will be pleased with the likes of tandoori chicken fold-over pies and gourmet quiches.

For those looking for a taste of something local we have a Cape Brandy and Biltong Duo in the Lobby Lounge. Biltong, a local word for cured South African meat, is especially popular throughout the Country. The Sommeliers’ selection of fine Cape Brandy is on an easy par with the world’s best, and there’s a special place in many South African’s hearts for marbled quality Beef and Game biltong expertly cured.

Renowned wine scribe Neil Pendock also proudly presents his Best Value Festive Selection and offers guests and visitors to Taj Cape Town an opportunity to taste and purchase the six wines being showcased at the locally renowned Pendock Wine Gallery over the festive season.

Christmas Eve Festivities at the hotel  will include a pianist on hand in the Lobby lounge to play season classics on our Baby Grand while a local choir will enchant guests with joyful renditions of Christmas Carol favourites.

Guests may choose to reserve their Christmas Eve dinners at either of our award winning restaurants; Mint, the Local Grill Restaurant or Bombay Brasserie.  Our respective Executive Chefs have created an array of festive delights, with our signature nod to the exotic flavours of the East.

A complimentary festive cocktail will welcome Christmas lunch and dinner patrons and there will be a supervised indoor play area for children. The glamorous Lobby Lounge will even play host to Santa’s first stop in Cape Town where he will entertain children with giggles and gifts.

With the bustle of the cosmopolitan St Georges Mall as a view and the soft soothing notes from a live jazz duo, a Christmas day luncheon at Mint, the Local Grill Restaurant promises to make this years’ celebration an unforgettable affair. The buffet spread includes a Seafood and Salad Bar in addition to all the traditional favourites, and is a feast for both the eyes and the body.

Bombay Brasserie – Cape Town’s premier Indian fine dining restaurant – will also offer a colourful selection of delicacies presented as a multi-course meal as part of a signature Christmas Day dinner.

The Cape Minstrel’s Midnight March over New Year’s Eve is a spectacle to behold, and there’s no better vantage point than Taj Cape Town. Dating back over 200 years, this is the Mother City’s oldest street party and sees thousands of minstrels in their colourful troupe costumes celebrate freedom through dance and music as they march through the streets.

On New Year’s Eve, Mint, the Local Grill is set to lay out a carnival-inspired buffet, featuring a wide array of Mezze options, a number of succulent roasts, traditional Cape Malay dishes, fresh seafood and indulgent desserts. A jazz trio will provide the live background music during the meal and guests are invited to enjoy complimentary access to the Twankey Bar street party to ring in the New Year with style.

With an elegant atmosphere and a panoramic view of the passing Cape Minstrels’ parade, guests of Bombay Brasserie have the best ticket for a New Year’s Eve celebration. A gourmet six course Chefs tasting menu includes rare delights. Post dinner Bombay Brasserie patrons who are in the mood to celebrate will have the option of complimentary access to the festive Twankey Bar Minstrel’s Carnival Party.

Of course, there’s no better location than Twankey Bar to join in the celebration of the Cape Minstrels’ Carnival parade that starts at the stroke of midnight. The Twankey Bar is perfectly positioned in the centre of this city wide party, and will have a la carte items such as oysters, Jalapeno poppers, crispy calamari to name a few, and will be accompanied by a complimentary glass of bubbles offered at midnight.

The Mint Restaurant will be hosting a family day jazz luncheon to celebrate the start of the New Year with soothing sounds from a live jazz busker as background music. Guests can ease into 2015 over a delectable buffet including Chef’s New Year’s Day roast and a cornucopia of puddings options.

“Tweede Nuwe Jaar”, which translates as ‘Second New Year’, is a uniquely South African celebration which takes place every year on the 2nd January with a festive parade that winds its way through the City.  Also known as the Minstrel carnival, this celebration has its roots in the 19th Century as the only day where slaves were freed of their obligations and allowed to celebrate the New Year with music, dance and colourful costumes. There continues to be no better vantage point than Taj Cape Town to witness and partake in the festivity while enjoying an a la carte menu and a wide variety of wines and local craft beer at The Twankey Bar or the Mint, The Local Grill.

Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in the heart of a jubilant Mother City and are preparing a range of very special offers for our readers in upcoming blog posts this festive season.  Reservations are essential for securing your place a one of the most sought after hotels located within one of the top destinations in the world. Do not hesitate to contact us at: sales.capetown@tajhotels.com as limited rooms are available.

 
 
 

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