On 2nd December 2010, the 1st anniversary celebration of African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa and Opulent Living Magazine was held at the Crystal Towers Hotel in Century City, Cape Town. The extravagant event counted 640 guests who entered the hotel hall on the red carpet, where they were welcomed by Barbara Lenhard, Publisher of Opulent Living Magazine, and Gary Koetser, General Manager of African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa.
Amongst the guests were important players of the travel trade as well as well-known personalities such as Edith Venter. Michael Mol, TV presenter and anchor host of Top Billing was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The entertainment included an amazing performance by artist Lindiwe Suttle, who did not only dazzle South Africans and tourists with her powerful voice at the FIFA welcome concert but also sang Happy Birthday and performed some of her own songs during the evening.
Prior to the birthday prize draw, the birthday cake was cut by Barbara Lenhard, Publisher, and Florian Gast, Creative and Editorial Director of Opulent Living Magazine.
The amateur video shows a short introduction of Frégate Island Private by Melanie Floor (Exclusive Serenity) as well as the prize draw by Barbara Lenhard (Opulent Living Magazine) and the announcement of the winner.
The birthday prize was a stay at one of the most exclusive resorts in the world: Frégate Island Private in the Seychelles. With only 16 villas, Frégate Island ensures maximum privacy and exclusivity for its guests. The winner and a partner will stay in a luxurious, spacious villa and will be looked after by a private butler.
The international flights to get to paradise were sponsored by Exclusive Serenity – Hotels & Resorts Representation. Exclusive Serenity stands for six-star prestige and luxury experiences and proudly represents Frégate Island Private in South Africa. The total value of the prize is R180,000 (Euro 25,000) and was handed over by Melanie Floor, CEO of Exclusive Serenity.
With this event, Opulent Living and Crystal Towers Hotel certainly set the tone and upmarket frame of a wonderful celebration which continued until late. Following Barbara Lenhard’s wish to have a yearly Opulent Living event, we look forward to the next time.