The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa has unveiled a fresh new look in its public areas after a major refurbishment. The team has been busy during lockdown to ensure that when the property reopens early next year, visitors will be welcomed with brighter, more modern surrounds.

Improvements have been made to the Saxon reception area, Qunu restaurant, the Cigar Library and the Olive Bar. In the reception area, the well-known Dean Simon artwork, “Foresight and Hindsight – The Five Faces of Mandela” which traces the progression of Mandela’s life, has pride of place behind the new reception desk and is framed by textured wallpapers and artisanal beaded lampshades in traditional style.

Qunu restaurant has a newly-installed bar and now features a dramatic mural by Justin Badenhorst from Nomad, showing a warm sunset view over Saxon’s sister property Shambala from under a Wild Seringa tree. The floor has been given a shiny liquid-marble look, to complement the new lighter colour palette of the restaurant, and the see-through panels in the restaurant’s roof allow light to stream into the new and improved space.

Saxon Managing Director, George Cohen noted: “I look forward to welcoming guests back to the Saxon to share these exciting improvements with everyone. We have truly missed being able to offer our inimitable Saxon Journey and we can’t wait to be able to do so again soon.”

On re-opening in early 2021, the Saxon Journey will be somewhat different with the new safety initiatives introduced,  but the Saxon welcome will still be as warm as before. For the details on the measures put in place click here.

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