Win with Kievits Kroon Country Estate, a conference venue in Pretoria

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Win a luxurious night away and a sumptuous dinner to Kievits Kroon Country Estate, a conference venue in Pretoria, by answering a simple question in the comments section of this article and re-tweeting this tweet.  Simply click on the re-tweet button in the tweet below.

This competition will run for a month, until 16 May 2013 when a lucky winner will be drawn and announced through this blog and via e-mail.

Some background …

About Kievits Kroon Country Estate

Situated just 10 minutes from Pretoria and 40 minutes from Sandton, Kievits Kroon is a 16 ha country estate offering luxurious accommodation in 142 rooms, a wellness spa, two restaurants, a number of bars and outstanding conference facilities.

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Our business is conferencing and we can assist with any type of forum – conferences, board meetings, strategy, training or brainstorming sessions. We are recognised as one of the top conferencing venues in Pretoria and Gauteng and were recently nominated one of Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Hotels by the internationally recognised World Travel Awards.

Top 10 Things to Consider When Selecting a Conference Venue

The venue has a direct impact on the success of any function. If you have the right venue, you’re more than half way there. So if you’re hosting a conference, the biggest decision you’ll have to make, is where to host it. The team at Kievits Kroon Country Estate has vast experience with hosting all sorts of conferences, meetings and events and offers the following advice when choosing a venue:

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• Accessibility
Make sure that the venue is easily accessible for all delegates, taking into consideration that they may have to negotiate rush hour traffic to get there. If it’s difficult to find or too far off the beaten track, you may find that your delegates are late or arrive harassed and irritable, which is not a great way to start a conference.

• Parking
Secure parking should be readily available for all delegates arriving in their own vehicles. Also check that there is coach parking, if you are providing transport, and that it is close to the venue.

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• Peace and tranquility
A venue which is away from the bustle of the city will help to promote more creative and productive thinking. Being cooped up in a windowless room all day with no access to fresh air is not conducive to a receptive audience. Some out of town venues also offer the option of alfresco dining and outdoor team building events.

• The right size venue & break-away rooms
Ensure that the size of the conference room suits the number of delegates and your required seating arrangement. Don’t be tempted to force people to sit theatre style when they need to take notes and want to use laptops and iPads. Likewise, a conference room that is too big for the number of delegates will lose the intimacy required for interaction and sharing of ideas. If you are going to divide delegates into smaller groups for brainstorming sessions or smaller presentations, make sure that there are suitable break-away rooms close to the main venue. The ideal venue is one which offers a variety of different sized conference rooms.

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• Catering
There’s nothing worse than breaking for tea and finding a tray of limp, soggy sandwiches and wilted lettuce in the hallway, or being served a stodgy heavy meal at lunch time. Choose a venue that is known for supplying fresh, healthy food so that delegates return after the break feeling refreshed and ready for work again, not overfed and lethargic. The catering at the venue should also be able to meet the special dietary requirements for your delegates, including vegetarian, Kosher and Halaal meals.

• Professional staff
Setting up a conference can be stressful and tiring but if you choose a venue which has professional support personnel , they will assist to make your company conference a slick, impeccable, successful event. The right staff can help with everything from check lists, menu selection and agenda setting to entertainment and team building.

• Equipment
These days high-speed Wi-Fi at the venue is a priority, as is good audio-visual equipment. If your event requires more than the standard data projectors, screens and white boards, ensure that the venue is able to hire specialised technical equipment for you.

• Good accommodation and facilities

Unless your conference is a one day event, you will need to provide comfortable accommodation for delegates. Ensure that the venue has the sufficient number of bedrooms and that where delegates are required to share, for budget purposes, twin beds are supplied. Your delegates will want to relax and unwind after a day’s conferencing, so choose a venue with an hospitable bar, a good restaurant, and possibly a spa with facilities like a sauna and Jacuzzi.

• Wheelchair friendly
It goes without saying that the venue should cater for disabled delegates and have easy wheelchair access to the conference and breakaway rooms, accommodation, bars and facilities.

• Budget
Ensure that all items are taken into account when budgeting for your conference so that when the final bill is presented you do not receive any nasty shocks. It’s a good idea to limit bar expenditure so that delegates pay for their own alcoholic drinks. Some venues offer all-inclusive conference packages which make budgeting much simpler.

Kievits Kroon’s state-of-the-art conference facilities, fully equipped Business Centre, delicious cuisine and professional support personnel will make your company conference a slick, impeccable, successful event.

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How many guest rooms does KIEVITS KROON COUNTRY ESTATE have on site?

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Win with Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, a conference venue in Cape Town

THE VENUE PAGES, a conference venue portal and free venue sourcing site, together with PROTEA HOTEL “FIRE & ICE”, a conference venue in Cape Town have a wonderful prize to give away to one lucky reader who enters our new competition. This is for a relaxing and exciting weekend for 2 on a bed and breakfast basis at this magnificent and exceptionally different Cape Town venue!

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PROTEA HOTEL “FIRE & ICE” a conference venue in Cape Town

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Prepare to be blown away with the same force as the winds of the iconic Cape South-Easter as you step into the ultra-cool Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! This extreme hotel, in the heart of the vibrant Mother City, offers adventure-seekers an accommodation option with a difference.

A retro suspended pod chair welcomes travel weary GUESTS at reception. Beat the heat with a frosty-cold beer that awaits you in the built-in ice buckets at the bar and chill out in a booth or on the relaxation deck with a sizzling sexy cocktail

Attention to detail, personal service, and never forgetting to seize life and live it to the full’ make Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Stand out from the crowd. We take service levels very, very seriously, but never take life too seriously.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town boasts 201 hip and happening luxury rooms each with in-room shower. Ingenious design, superb use of colour and warm, luxurious finishes ensure maximum comfort and convenience. We now have 3 room types namely; Superior rooms, Superior Patio rooms and Executive suites of which six is one-bedroom, loft-style Executive Suites, and six with two bedrooms. The suite designs are sleek and stylish, with semi-self-catering facilities, air-conditioning, wooden floors and luxurious finishes. The executive suites, with double-volume windows, also boast flat-screen LCD televisions and laptop safes, fully equipped kitchenettes and opulent king-size beds.

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The fully-serviced suites also have their own secure entrance that is separate from the hotel reception and secure underground parking, but if guests want to be part of the hotel vibe, the pool deck and cocktail menu are just a step away. The Executive Suites are ideal for extended stays, executives who want to relax in spacious, stylish surroundings after a hard day’s work and for families who need more space than the average hotel room.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Offers you a place to chillax, a base from which to explore the Western Cape and a friendly haven to make your home away from home. It is a set in the heart of Cape Town’s entertainment area a stone’s throw away from the best vibrant nightlife hotspots, cafés and restaurants.

Escape to a world of luxury and imagination at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Restaurant. Exclusively different furniture and fittings including elegant high-back chairs, glittering chandeliers and a completely open-plan kitchen make this the ultimate dining experience.

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The Hilton Spa Boutique prides itself on its uncompromising approach to the health and beauty industry with it’s to ‘ back to basics ‘ philosophy, high level of commitment to service excellence accompanied be an affordable menu. The Hilton Spa Boutique also has its own in house brand contains carefully selected natural ingredients that stimulate the senses and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated.
Why stay at an ordinary hotel when you can stay at an extraordinary one? Elevators are themed and GUESTS will feel as though they are riding in the cable car lift up Table Mountain or being transported into an undersea world of Shark Cage Diving while traveling between the different spaces in the Hotel. The smoking lounge will get you talking with its deathly coffin seats and wacky burial scene décor. Don’t believe it? Come have a look for yourself but be cautious, this room comes with a health warning. Not all of the spaces in this 3-star Cape Town Hotel are all that public. Disappear into the privacy of your suite or plug in at the Internet Lounge.

The innovative Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Bar has grown into one of Cape Town’s most popular hot spots. Sip a sexy cocktail from a speciality cocktail menu that includes all your favourites, and some tempting surprises. The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! bar concept is one that you will struggle to find elsewhere in world! Ice is placed inside the bar counter, to keep your drink icy cold in Cape Town’s coolest Hotel, while the African sun beats down. Already known as the place to be seen and heard in Cape Town, the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Bar offers something for absolutely everyone and diversity is our hallmark!

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“Location, location, location.” Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! is surrounded by countless places of interest and fun, like Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Cape Town’s famous hot-bod-spots. You’ll be within reach of exciting nightlife and have the cream of the crop of clubs and bars to choose from. Business travellers can reach the CTICC within minutes.

Two Oceans meet on Cape Town’s doorstep, making the city a great destination for surfing, swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, scuba diving, shark cage diving and other water sports.

The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! is within walking distance of Table Mountain, and GUESTS can try their hand at mountain climbing, hiking, mountain biking, abseiling, paragliding, hang-gliding or simply enjoy the sights.

The Table Mountain National Park is a picturesque backdrop to enjoy a picnic lunch, as do the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens. A Township Tour will bring you closer to learning about the South African and Capetonian cultures.

Shop ’til you drop at some of South Africa’s premier destinations and along Cape Town’s funkiest streets. Gemstones, gold, fashion, curios and art are all up for grabs. Why not try the famous V&A Waterfront or Canal Walk Century City?
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! offers all the state-of-the-art facilities you require for a premium business function. Ideal for presentations, conferences and seminars, conference facilities include audio-visual equipment. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! also provides a unique venue for innovative product launches and workshops. A range of conference venues cater for different size requirements and provide comfortable break-away areas. Choose from a 22-seater boardroom with a private break-away/dining area; an 80-seater hall with a 12-seater break-away room for seminars; or a 60-seater area with staggering views of Table Mountain.

The formats are flexible depending on your event requirements, with a private welcome area, dedicated catering, wireless internet, undercover parking and state of the art furnishings and equipment. And yes, all our venues have more than enough power points for all you laptop users! Don’t forget you can host a post-conference banquet or stand-alone banquet at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! We look forward to discussing your requirements and giving your function the kick-start it needs to be an overwhelming success.

There are on-site TEAM-building and chill-out areas, or for the more adventurous, we can organise off-site TEAM activities, using our trusted preferred suppliers. Remember that the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! is conveniently located in central Cape Town, close to areas of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, shopping, eating and drinking.

COMPETITION CORNER

Name two beaches close to PROTEA HOTEL FIRE & ICE

To stand a chance to win this fantastic prize, please leave your answer below in the comments section and re-tweet this tweet using your Twitter account.

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