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Leeu Collection, The Victoria Falls Hotel, Natural Selection travel@ Boulder

September 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Company Name Ellerman House & Villas, Leeu Collection, The Victoria Falls Hotel, Natural Selection travel
Company Representative and brief Bio Melony van der Merwe. I am an independent Sales representative from South Africa, based in Miami, Florida for my clients noted. I have been in the industry for over 12 years specializing in independent representation of select hotels and safari lodges in Southern Africa.
Company Representatives Title Director of Sales, North America
Email Address
Phone 347-496-1302
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Product Updates Ellerman House & Villas:
– refashioned hotel rooms in main hotel
– new GM since April 2017
– new bespoke experience partnerships (e.g. diamond safari; Antarctica trip)Leeu Collection
– Introduction to the collection (3 luxury properties0 in general which is fairly new to the market
– Ownership of Le Quartier Francais
– Renovation of Le Quartier Francais plus partnership with La Colombe restaurant

The Victoria Falls Hotel
– Update travel to Zimbabwe in general which has seen a major upward swing and how it has affected travel to The Victoria Falls
– How to position The Victoria Falls Hotel compared to all the new boutique offerings in the area

Natural Selection
– new venture by Colin Bell, the original founder of Wilderness safaris, I call the Steve Jobs of the safari world
– Owner operated and managed lodges in true wilderness areas in Botswana and Namibia

How does your company compare to competitors? Ellerman House Hotel & Villas:
– it’s in a league of it’s own and no other luxury Cape Town property can compare with our undoubtable breathtaking setting/location, size (only 13 rooms and two 3-bedroom villas and 3-1 staff to guest ratio), privacy and exclusivity (we’re not open to the public, only hotel guests); curated on-property experiences showcasing the best of the best in Art (private, most representative collection in the world); Food & Wine, indigenous garden, live music sessions, complimentary sunset cocktails and canapés overlooking that Atlantic; Private Villas fully serviced with hotel amenities
– curated and private art tours of our exclusive collection as well as Cape Town with our exclusive guideLeeu Collection
– The only luxury option in the heart of Franschhoek offering choice for clients with 3 distinct properties – 2 in the heart of the village and 1 a private wine estate 4 min drive away
– We also own a award-winning restaurant, our own wines and a craft beer establishment in the village

The Victoria Falls Hotel
– Location, location, location
– Iconic status and history unique – it is a museum hotel

Natural Selection
– Collection of owner managed and operated lodges
– multitude of activity options far beyond just a game drive
– cultural immersion
– largest safari concessions in special wilderness areas

Company Key Website Features Ellerman House:
– Blog for insiders info into what’s happening in Cape Ton
– Ellerman House App – complete with local recommendations from restaurants, shops, galleries, points of interests, etc that links directly to our hotel conciergeLeeu Collection:
– Virtual art tour of our curated South African art collection across all three properties
– Discover Franschhoek, an epicurean destination in the Cape of South Africa educating on the history of the area and the village
– Learn more about our various dining offerings and make reservations directly online
Travel Advisor Marketing Suggestions Ellerman House & Villas
– Diamond safari experience
– exclusive art collection
– family stays at our VillasLeeu Collection
– Why the Winelands are perfect for families who love good food
– Wine and culinary travel in Franschhoek

The Victoria Falls Hotel
– Take a walk back in history

Natural Selection
– Botswana, the last true Wilderness in Africa
– Best value for money safari lodges in Botswana
– Family safaris in Botswana
– Namibia – it’s like visiting the moon while exploring desert adapted wildlife and indigenous cultures