The iconic property has used the last year to ensure that the much-loved Saxon hospitality can be enjoyed in even more beautiful surroundings – with an extensive refurbishment of the Saxon reception area, Qunu restaurant, the Cigar Library and the Olive Bar.
The updated new look for Qunu restaurant features a dramatic mural showing a warm sunset view over Shambala Private Game Reserve from under a Wild Seringa tree. The striking look of the floor has also been a talking point, its new texture is a liquid marble flooring technique making for a fresh look and combining well with the new color palette of the restaurant.
In the Saxon reception, several new elements enhance guest’s journey including a new reception desk and a dedicated concierge space to aid in a warm welcome. Textured wallpapers and artisanal beaded lampshades complement the distinctive chandelier and twin staircases as well as the well-known objet d’art guests have come to love over the years. The renowned Dean Simon artwork, “Foresight and Hindsight – The Five Faces of Mandela”, occupies pride of place behind the reception desk, completing the updated look.
NEW AT THE SAXON SPA
The Saxon Spa team has been developing and perfecting new and exciting journeys which are in step with the worldwide trend towards wellness and mindfulness, ensuring that the hotel’s award-winning spa continues to offer guests the most updated treatments to restore balance to mind, body and soul.
These new treatments include a Bellabaci Massage, which is based around a silicone cupping technique to aid in drainage and detox; a Digital Detox Journey, allowing guests to separate from their devices with a massage focusing on those stress points brought on by use of technology; as well as Sleep Therapy which is perfect to reduce the effects of jetlag. Guests will also start each treatment with one of the spa’s bespoke mindfulness journeys – shaking off the concerns of the outside world before embarking on their treatment.
The Spa team looks forward to sharing more information on these new therapies, as well as the new product ranges that will be featured in the spa, in the coming weeks.
NEW PACKAGES AND EXPERIENCES
In addition to the Heritage and Summer Celebration Packages where a wine tasting with the Saxon sommelier or a themed indulgent afternoon tea are the heroes of the stay, guests can now opt to book even more exciting accommodation packages which include new Saxon experiences. Think of a wellness package with the new Digital Detox Journey when staying at the hotel, a decadent package featuring all things romantic and a package with a private cocktail reception for friends, a cognac and cigar evening or a private movie screening in the soundproof auditorium of the hotel. The new packages aim to allow guests to experience the best of what the Saxon has to offer, across the Spa, food offering and accommodation – all with the unparalleled Saxon hospitality.