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LIFESTYLE: A personal touch

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For your next trip to Durban opt to stay at the St James on Venice Luxury Boutique Hotel.

There is an old proverb that says ‘it is a sin against hospitality to open your doors and darken your countenance’. And nowhere is this taken more to heart than at the Saint James on Venice Hotel in Morningside, Durban.

Hotel General Manager Sunet Pringle says, “We want our guests to truly feel at home in our hotel so we have gone the extra mile to ensure they feel extra special.”

The Saint James is a relative ‘new kid on the block’ but as it is small, it has already mastered the art of the special touch and the hotel truly feels like a home away from home.

The beautiful hotel was originally the home of Corobrik founder Robert Storm who built it in 1892. The hotel is steeped in Durban history and retains much of its old world charm.

With just 15 beautifully appointed bedrooms, guests can be assured of a personal service provided by The St James in this luxurious and intimate environment. Each room is individually decorated in a classically elegant style with some having a view over the century’s old St James church while others look over the hotel’s peaceful garden patio. With the finest cotton bed linen and light cotton gowns that suit Durban’s warm climate, guests will feel instantly at home. A wireless internet connection ensures guests are always connected, if they want to be.

The perfect meal to complete a perfect day
They offer a variety of decadent meals at any time of the day, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or supper. Experience their culinary skills with their well known chef and tantalise your taste buds.

Ideal for meetings, conferences or small dinners
The St James on Venice is ideal for small meetings, conferences and private dinners and is well-equipped to ensure business runs smoothly and efficiently. The meeting rooms lead into the restaurant and terrace creating the perfect environment for corporate training sessions and private or high level corporate dinners. The meeting rooms can be set up to suit any meeting or event. Guests attending an event at Durban’s ICC have easy access to the centre which is just a short drive away.

A personal touch
Besides providing excellent, personal service, The St James on Venice Hotel has mastered the art of the special touch. On arrival, guests are served the general manager’s special iced tea or hot chocolate depending on the season. Those who have driven will receive a complimentary car wash from Thulani every morning in preparation for their journey ahead (with a little flower picked from the garden on their windscreen). Guests will receive freshly baked biscuits in their room every day with their morning coffee. And every room has a safe that fits a laptop for those travelling on business.

The St James offers the ultimate luxury getaway but is also well-placed to offer guests the very best that Durban has to offer. It is close to the trendy eateries of Florida Road while Durban’s beachfront, major sports stadiums (Kings Park and Mosed Mabhida Football Stadium), golf courses as well as Jameson and Mitchell Parks are also nearby. For business guests, the hotel is well-placed for access to the ICC, city centre, as well as quick freeway access to the Umhlanga Ridge precinct.

For more information visit www.stjamesonvenice.co.za