One&Only Cape Town, the urban chic waterfront resort that provides an unprecedented level of luxury to South Africa, has recently hired an Arabic speaking concierge with GCC guests in mind. Madnee Mayman, an Arabic speaking South African, has been in the hospitality industry for over 12 years, and has explored the city and its surroundings to be able to share his extensive knowledge about the region with One&Only guests.
Madnee has worked as a concierge for many years at other renowned hotels in South Africa. He joins One&Only Cape Town to cater to Arab guests who have consistently increased in the last couple of years. “Personalised tours are far more popular now than group tours, especially with visitors from the Gulf,” he commented, “We at One&Only tailor-make tours to suit the individual preferences of our guests as well as their sense of privacy. We are here to help with all their needs from shopping tips, spa treatments to theatre tickets around the city.” Madnee has served as Board Member of the Jameyator Quran Gaafieth School.
“The GCC is a growing market for One&Only Cape Town, we are seeing more and more people from the GCC Countries in our resort and we would like to be able to make them feel as much at home as possible,” commented Clive Bennett, Managing Director, One&Only Cape Town when asked about the importance of an Arabic speaking team member.
This move also comes after Kerzner International opened an office in Saudi Arabia that covers all of the Gulf countries in recognition of the importance of this market. Mr Bennett added: “After seeing first-hand the growing hospitality and travel industry in the Gulf as well as the increasing interest in South Africa as a destination, we knew we had to bring something new and different to One&Only Cape town’s services.”
One&Only Cape Town is an oasis of elegance amidst the vibrant playground of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. A destination unto itself with captivating views of Table Mountain, the chic design and contemporary African flair of this urban resort finds a natural home in the heart of the Cape Town Waterfront. The resort’s seven-storey Marina Rise features 91 spacious rooms and suites. With its crescent-shaped architecture, all guest rooms and suites enjoy uninhibited views of iconic Table Mountain or the picturesque harbourside. Two lushly landscaped private islands at the centre of the waterfront feature 40 Island rooms and suites and a tranquil Spa. Dining at One&Only Cape Town is an epicurean haven with two stellar restaurants, the first Nobu in Africa with chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and his culinary wizardry, as well as local celebrity chef Reuben Riffel with Reuben’s; both dynamic restaurants are connected by Vista Bar & Lounge in the very heart of the resort with commanding views of Table Mountain. Central to exciting nightlife and entertainment, including the extensive Victoria and Alfred Shopping mall, One&Only Cape Town serves as a gateway to the unique adventures of South Africa such as tours to Robben Island, Table Mountain, wildlife safaris, and wine country excursions.
Now is the perfect time to share memories that last a life time at One&Only Cape Town this summer: stay 4 nights, pay for 3 with complimentary daily breakfast
Stay four nights and receive one night complimentary plus daily breakfast at Reuben’s by acclaimed South African chef Reuben Riffel. Explore One&Only Cape Town and its striking surroundings in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront whilst marvelling the iconic views of Table Mountain. Discover one of the world’s most vibrant destinations this summer – a city of allure and elegance. Central to exciting nightlife and entertainment, One&Only Cape Town is an ideal gateway to the uniquely rare adventures of South Africa such as wildlife safaris, wine country excursions and endless water play along pristine beaches. Travel until 19 December 2012.