Celebrate the power of pink with one of Cape Town’s best hotels this November
Belmond Mount Nelson, the blushing Pink Lady of Cape Town, is launching an entire year of celebrations to mark ‘100 years in the Pink’.
The hotel was first painted the rosy hue after 11 November 1918 to mark the end of World War I and a new era of peace. To celebrate the centenary year, visitors can experience a range of pink-inspired delights designed to pamper and please.
An iconic property with a storied past, Belmond Mount Nelson has played host to many vibrant characters. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 21st Birthday in the grounds and John Lennon surprised guests by meditating in the gardens under a tree. Even the Dali Lama’s a fan.
Throughout this impressive year, guests can try a range of special experiences. Indulge in rose-infused teas and cocktails, pamper yourself with spa treatments or enjoy the sweet taste of rosé on a tour of the nearby vineyards in a classic car. Here’s what’s awaiting…
The famous Tea Lounge is the heart and soul of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, subtly designed to reflect the famous pink exterior with views out onto the verdant gardens.
For the Centenary year, the Afternoon Tea features delicacies such as wild berry tea Turkish delight, raspberry-filled white truffles, pink macarons, strawberry meringues and coconut ice, pink pavlova and pink filled eclairs.
Pink cocktails, inspired by Belmond’s other pink properties, including Belmond Hotel Cipriani, will be served in Planet Bar, as well as G&Ts made with Cape Town Pink Lady Gin. Named after the hotel, this heavenly tipple is infused with hibiscus flowers and rose petals, with a heavenly hint of rose water.
Blush Over Spa Treatments
Spa lovers can indulge with some special pink-inspired pampering. For the ultimate relaxation, Librisa Spa’s fragrant rose-petal oil massage, designed to enhance deep relaxation and increase lymphatic flow, has been created using handcrafted rose petal and geranium poultices blended with local herbs.
Bit of an art addict? Launching in April 2019, pay a visit to the “Touch of Pink” Art Exhibition. Curated by acclaimed artist-in-residence Cyril Coetzee, whose distinguished sitters have included Nelson Mandela, the exhibition features 40 paintings by local artists with 25% of the proceeds given to Breast Cancer Association.
Make it happen
The two-night Belmond Touch of Pink package at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is available until 8 November 2019 based on two people sharing a room starts from 14,650 Rand (approximately £790). To find out more and make a booking, click here.