The Sanlam Top Destination Award is a national competition that is setup to recognise the best in the hospitality industry. From 5 star luxury hotels and game lodges, to backpackers and self catering. It's the public that votes and the public that recognises what you have done right. Boy did I underestimate what this event was all about, and was I very underprepared for what the evening had in store for us.
"Congratulations, The Muize has been voted by the Public as a finalist in the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017 "- was the message we received sometime in August. We decided to attend and see what this thing was all about. You have to get out of Muizenberg and get dressed up every once in awhile, right? A fantastic evening was laid out for us at Kelvin Grove and everyone that attended looked exceptional. Especially myself and the lovely Janine ;)
From product stalls to gift bags that were fulled to the brim of relevant freebies. To prizes ranging for expensive David Green watches (of which I am now the proud owner of one) to Volkswagen Carravels. This was a red carpet affair.
The evening is really a celebration of the hospitality industry and what it does for the South African tourism industry and the greater South African economy. Tourism is a fundamental industry for our country and hospitality is the face that South Africa wears to its foreign guests. We not only represent our businesses, but we represent the diverse cultures of our country. No pressure! To be recognised as a top performer within this sector is an absolute honour.
It was a great celebration and a great night out, and we definitely look forward to competing for the top spot again next year. Thanks to my Muize family who have been the reason we are doing so well at what we do. And thank you to our guests most of all, who make each day interesting and full of fun. We love our town, we love our city, we love our country and we love sharing it with you.
Be sure to look out for us again next year.
Daniel, Meg, Adrian and Gemma