Travel | 19 Jul 2018 | By Sun International
Emphasis on experiences makes The Table Bay one of the world’s most memorable
The Table Bay, part of Sun International’s premium SunLux Collection of hotels and touted as Cape Town’s Best Address, continues to be ranked amongst the world’s finest locations. The five star hotel has recently received two more awards to add to its collection of 31 awards.
Since its grand opening in 1997 by the iconic former South African president, the late Nelson Mandela, The Table Bay has received accolades in some of the world’s most prestigious awards programmes. Amongst these are the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards; Condé Nast Traveler Awards; Professional Management Review (PMR) Awards; the World Quality Summit Awards; Travel and Leisure magazine’s top 100 hotels in the world, the World Luxury Hotels Awards; the AA Travel Guides Awards, and British Airways’ Reevoo Awards amongst others. In 2014, The Table Bay received a TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award, placing the hotel in the top 1% of all hotels on the world’s largest travel website.
“More than delivering world class hospitality and amenities, the emphasis from the outset has been on creating thoughtful experiences that live long in the hearts of our guests. Service excellence, quality and professionalism are a given. Our promise is to deliver a warm and authentic South African experience; an experience that acknowledges the depth and diversity of cultures, landscapes, people, cuisine and activities not found elsewhere in the world. That most of the awards we have received are based on feedback from guests demonstrates that we are succeeding at creating experiences that touch their hearts enough to inspire them to share them with others. For us, this is tremendously rewarding. The awards are certainly a reflection of our employees’ contribution to the hotel’s continuing success. People are at the heart of delivering the quintessential South African experience for which The Table Bay is renowned,” says General Manager, Joanne Selby.
Set on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with the working harbour, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean providing its backdrop, The Table Bay offers convenient proximity to Cape Town’s business centre and array of tourist attractions.
Since its inception, The Table Bay has remained unwaveringly true to its roots as a proudly South African hotel, with its history inextricably linked with that of the country’s history. Its interiors and décor tell a story of the country’s colourful cultural heritage, colonial and maritime history as part of the spice route.
The Table Bay provides a holistic suite of services and facilities designed to make its guests’ stays exceptional. With an emphasis on delivering quality experiences, The Table Bay continues to differentiate in the competitive tourism industry.
Awards won by The Table Bay
2001 – Gold Award at the World Quality Summit Awards in New York. The award recognises corporate achievement, leadership, innovation, quality and excellence.
2002 – Platinum Award at the World Quality Summit Awards in New York.
2002 – Joint winner of the Professional Management Review (PMR) Award for the Best City Conference and Banqueting Venue in South Africa.
2002 – Condé Nast Traveler Magazine names Atlantic Restaurant amongst the World’s Top 50 New Restaurants.
2002 – Condé Nast Traveler (USA) vote Table Bay Hotel as the best hotel in Africa and the Middle East, and 4th in the world rankings.
2003 – Condé Nast Traveler (USA) included the hotel in its Gold List of Top Properties in the World. The Table Bay was the only hotel in Africa which appeared in the top three positions of the five categories – ie. Location, Design, Room Standard, Service and Quality of Food.
2005 – SAGA Traveller’s World Brochure - Top Extension Award and two rosette Good Food Awards. These awards are compiled from customer’s feedback and are presented for excellent standards of restaurant service, quality and variety of food.
2005 – Travel and Leisure Magazine’s rates The Table Bay in the Top 500 List of the Greatest Hotels and Resorts of the World.
2005 – Gold Heritage Environmental Award Winner.
2006 – SAGA Traveller’s World Brochure - Top Extension Award.
2006 – Travel and Leisure Magazine’s rates The Table Bay in the Top 500 List of the Greatest Hotels and Resorts of the World.
2006 – Gold Heritage Environmental Award Winner
2007 – Condé Nast Traveler: Readers’ Travel Awards voted The Table Bay top hotel in Africa.
2007 – Travel and Leisure Magazine – voted The Table Bay in the top 100 hotels in the world.
2008 – Trip Adviser Traveller’s Choice Award – The Table Bay was one of the Top 100 Best Luxury Hotels in the World.
2009 – AA Travel Guides award for exceptional service and standards.
2009 – Celebrated Living Readers Choice Platinum List.
2009 – Condé Nast Traveler USA – The Table Bay was voted 2nd best hotel in Africa
2010 – Imvelo Award for the most empowered business.
2011 – World Luxury Hotel Award for Best Coastal Property.
2012 – Condé Nast Traveler USA – The Table Bay was voted 4th best hotel in Africa.
2013 – Virgin Holidays’ World Travel market Awards – Best Hotel in Africa.
2014 – TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for 2014.
2014 – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014.
2014 – Condè Naste Traveler’s Best Hotels in Africa: Readers Choice Award 2014.
2014 – Gold Circle Award from Agoda.com.
2015 - TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for 2015.
2016 – Business Insider Award – top 20 places for business travellers to stay
2016 – Camissa Diners Club Winelist Award
2018 – Hotels.com, Loved by Guests Award
2018 – Reevo British Airways Customer Excellence Award