GENERATOR UNACCOMPANIED TEENAGERS SKY NEWS The generator that was installed last year Because of unruly behaviour by Sky News will soon be back by popular has come into its own this year with the unaccompanied teenagers over the demand!! It will be added to the normal power outages that have been experienced festive season, it has been agreed by the DSTV bouquet so that our overseas all over South Africa. It powers one guest Board of Directors that at least one guest guests will be able to enjoy both CNN lift, certain essential computers as well as staying in the unit must be over the age and Sky News from the beginning of the keeps the main kitchen up and running. A of 21 years unless the parents sign a letter new budgetary year in January 2009. complimentary tea and coffee station taking responsibility for the occupants. is made available to all guests in the UPDATE ON PARKING DEVELOPMENT foyer when experiencing power outages. MAGINET As promised in the Summer/Autumn 2006/07 GUEST SUPPLIES Maginet, the company that provides The Newsletter, the Directors are still working on Peninsula with the in-house movie channel at a co-operating in a development with the SPRING/SUMMER 2008 Due to the high usage in Guest Supplies of such charge per movie, has given us three months property next door to address the long- PO Box 768, Sea Point 8060 • Tel: 021 430 7777 • Fax: 021 430 7776 • email@example.com • www.peninsula.co.za items as shampoo, tea and coffee, it has been notice. It has been decided to discontinue this standing problem of inadequate parking. decided by the Board of Directors that these items will not automatically be replenished on a daily service. However, should guests wish to watch movies during their stay, an arrangement, prior A feasibility study has been completed by an experienced developer and the project Grand Opening of the Long Awaited Sundowner Deck basis. Replacement Guest Supplies, supplied to arrival, can be made to hire a DVD player, is looking promising – watch this space!! on request, will now be charged a nominal fee. the cost of which will be added to their bill. The official opening of THE SUNSET DECK was on Thursday, 11 October 2007. It was a perfect evening, totally windless and boasted a stunning NON-SMOKING ROOM SURVEY Braai Facilities “sunset” as the invited guests watched the sun burn orange as it descended to the horizon ushering Due to Owners no longer being allowed to braai on balconies in twilight. Unfortunately the person who initiated Thank you to those Owners that took the trouble to fax or post for health and safety reasons, the restaurant braai area and the and worked really hard to put this new acquisition in their preference to us. Because most of the replies received use of our gas braai has proved popular and will now need to place, Chris Godenir – the General Manager, was were for “non smoking” suites, we have decided to make be booked in advance with certain requirements: not able to experience the opening night in person all the suites “non smoking” unless we receive an objection. 1. A charge of R50.00 will be added to your bill to cover gas and due to being involved in a car accident. Happily he Smoking will, however be permitted on the balconies and out- a deposit of R100.00 for the use of additional crockery, cutlery is now fully recovered. side on the terraces. and glasses which will be reimbursed if all items are returned The evening started off with the invited guests unbroken and the area left in a reasonable condition. walking up the red carpet with gas flames burning Rally to Read 2. The facilities must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance and allocated on a first come first served basis. and being offered a cocktail or glass of bubbly on arrival. Background music was played while trays of sushi, oysters and tasters from the Sunset Restaurant (Community Project) 3. The party number must be limited to double the sleeper size of the unit i.e if it is a 6 sleeper, your party may be 12. were continually handed around. The guests were then treated to 11h00 until 21h00 and offers a ring-side seat for you, our Owners, Comedian, Nikolas Rabinowitz’s, amusing quips after which Lindt to watch the setting sun over the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy a Peninsula Management (Pty) Ltd together with Three Cities Group 4. Should the party be more than the requirement, then a venue chocolates and trays of desserts were circulated. A good night sundowner, coffee and light snack while listening to lounge-style has decided to participate in the Rally to Read programme hire of R500 will be charged. was had by all. background music with volume controls at each table. When again this year by donating R5000 to this worthwhile cause. Once The Sunset Deck is accessed by two wooden staircases on each next visiting your second home, The Peninsula, treat yourself and again, Josh Carelse, the Rooms Division Manager, will be giving LUCKY WINNER visit The Sunset Deck for a truly special experience. up his weekend on 07 and 08 June to represent The Peninsula All- Suite Hotel by delivering education material to schools that were COMPETITION The lucky winner of the end of the deck. The cocktail bar/coffee station is open from WIN previous Competition is Mrs EM Hichens from previously neglected. This year they will be targeting the Laingsberg/ Prince Albert area. The Directors of Peninsula Share Block Ltd have agreed to participate in a community project next year. 2 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS ADDED TO YOUR STAY Norwood, Gauteng. She will be taking up her prize on her next Ramsay’s Kitchen, New York BY ANDRE plus visit to The Peninsula. “Never was it my intention dehydrated and got us some iced water. Iced water never tasted ANNUAL REPORT A MASSAGE valued at R250 or expectation to meet as good as it did on that day!! Gordon Ramsay. The Once again, we hereby remind all Owners that the Annual Report Complete the question below and post to: THE PENINSULA HOTEL, PO BOX 768, SEA POINT 8060 people I wanted to meet We had to prepare mis en place for about 80 pax that night (that can be found on The Peninsula website, www.peninsula.co.za. The were the ones doing his is industry jargon for, “We had to do dinner preparations for 80 date for the 2008 AGM has been set for Thursday, 29 May 2008 and 1. What is the name of the new facility at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel which bidding behind the stoves people.”) The whole day was high paced. I got the feeling that will take place at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel. Enclosed herewith is opened on Thursday, 11 October 2007? every day. nobody really cared who you were or why you were there - they a notice reminding all Owners of the AGM together with a copy of were just focused on their work. the Proxies and Agendas for both the “A” Class and the “A” and “B” 2. Name one of the restaurants in which Andre worked while in New York? There were two restaurants Class Meetings. For those not able to access a computer, copies – Ramsay’s at The London I met a few people that first day. Chef, Josh Emmett, who turned of the Annual Report can be requested from Vee de Freitas, the 3. What date is the Annual General Meeting in 2008? which is fine dining and out to be a really nice person, Stuart from Scotland, Tyler from Accountant at The Peninsula, by calling (27) (21) 430-7777 . Maze serving elaborate Canada, Rob and, of course, Max. All of them are in their twenties, 4. What is the correct attire to be worn in the gym? “bar food”. It was amazing, out to learn as much as they can and progress up the ladder and arbor day Closing date 27 August 2008. really modern. The décor is very simplistic. The Maze ultimately to open their own restaurants. I met some other people too, but these are the people I was closest to in the kitchen. (community project) RULES kitchen did breakfast as A Heritage Green 1. The ﬁrst correct entry drawn will be awarded the prize of a massage to the value of R250.00 PLUS well as lunch, whereas The actual kitchen environment is very organized, everybody knows 2 additional nights added on to your stay. This prize cannot be converted to cash. Team initiative in 2. The closing date is 27 August 2008 and no late entries will be accepted after the closing date. The the fine dining kitchen of Ramsay’s at The London only did dinner exactly what they are doing, know their tasks for the day and know draw will take place at the Board Meeting. The judges decision is ﬁnal and no correspondence will because it was off-season. The kitchen is beautiful. It has big gas that there are time constraints. Everyone starts at the bottom and September last year be entered into. 3. The competition is not open to the employees of The Peninsula or Leisure Options. hobs, a marble-like top for the hot pass, more pans than you can you have to work your way through the different sections. Once you was to plant three 4. Please do not send any entries by registered post. 5. Please give your full name and address details. You may enter as many times as you wish. use and definitely the cleanest kitchen I had ever seen. And what have mastered one section well enough, you are moved to the indigenous trees in the 6. The winner will be notiﬁed in writing. is more is that the kitchen stays immaculately clean throughout next section. You have to earn respect. Everything is very precise garden to celebrate the day. and there is no room for individual creativity or mistakes. Charging National Arbor Day. the prices they do and the reputation to uphold, everything has The Committee I started to work on the vegetable section with Max in the Maze to be perfect. Everybody is very sectional, you do not just walk organized a tree kitchen which is by far the hottest kitchen I have ever worked in, into someone else’s station and take something. You always ask planting ceremony on but I got stuck in straight away. The gas hobs run at full blast all first. The days were manic at 16h00 in the afternoon. That is the E-MAIL: Thursday, 6 September day long and being the new guy on the block, I was not going time the next shift arrives on duty and you are either shifted off a 2007. to ask for water. By 11h00 Max noticed that I was looking a bit particular section or moved to the downstairs prep area. It is the most hectic time of the day because everybody is pushing hard to get the last items done. Nobody wants to be late. All food prep This is pretty much the way it goes every day, day in and day out. The food? Well, consistency is why they’re so successful. There is Ignorance is not Bliss reasons. Should you have a medical condition or are taking medication you are advised to consult a doctor before going into the sauna. has to be completed, utensils and pans collected, all surfaces no adding your own secret spice and there is no creativity allowed So that all our guests have the pleasure of enjoying the gym, sauna 8. As there is only one sauna available for use by both male and females, you scrubbed down, some food items cooked off to be ready by when it comes to making things. The way the Chef showed you is and heated pool area, there are a couple of things we just want to are required to maintain a decent state of dress whilst in the sauna – men 17h00. Amuse bouche tasters come out for the Chef to sample exactly the way it will get done every single day. No pepper gets point out in the interests of your security, safety and overall health. with swimming costume/shorts and ladies swim wear to consist of both tops and all hats go on (they only wear hats during service time). At used in the kitchen, just Kosher salt. It actually tastes amazing. 1. If you are on any type medication – suffering from high blood pressure / and bottoms. 17h30 the orders start piling in - two scallops, three lobster, one heart related illnesses or other medical condition you should consult your 9. NO SMOKING in the gym, games room or heated pool area. lamb, one foie gras. That is how it goes for the next six or so hours. I loved the time I spent in New York. It was hard work which I doctor before participating in any exercise. 10. PANIC BUTTON - In cases of emergency there is a panic button in the gym Usually between 20h00 and 21h00 it is quieter, with everybody enjoyed. I had to start over again and earn peoples’ respect, 2. You must be suitably dressed - only closed training shoes are allowed (no and on heated poolside area. pushing hard wanting to get things perfect and not wanting to be which I hope I achieved by doing what I love, which is putting my bare feet / flip flops / or other causal open shoes are permitted). 11. No alcohol or glasses are allowed in the gym or heated pool area. the one who messes up a whole order. Nobody wants to be the head down and cooking.” 3. Light weight, clean exercise clothing must be worn whilst training (shirt /vest 12. You may not enter the gym, games room or heated pool area whilst under / top / shorts / training pants). The gym is used by a cross cultural section of one who drops the team. Nobody talks through service time. The the influence of alcohol or narcotics etc. people and we do not wish to offend any of our guests. only thing you hear is the Chef’s countdown to food going out for example - “Lamb, four and a half” to which the response every Duck Carpaccio - Recipe 4. Sweat towels - beach towels are available at reception for use in the gym area. time is, “Oui!” (French for yes). You get a time every thirty seconds. 5. NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 to use the gym unless under the There is no shouting in the kitchen – it is not necessary. There is Score duck breast Method supervision of an adult – this will prevent equipment from being damaged no shouting for waiters, you just say, “pick up”, and they are there. as well as the risk of injury to children. Personal supervised training sessions are The professionalism is outstanding from both sides, so much so Marinade Allow to marinade for 24 hours, available at a fixed fee. that all I could do was stand and marvel. Plate after plate, every then quickly sear all sides, allow 6. CHILDREN under the age of 12 must be supervised in the heated pool one identical to the last. Everybody working in synergy. Afterwards 1 part brandy to cool, wrap and freeze. area for their own safety as there is no life guard on duty and the pool is everybody gets stuck into cleaning - stoves, fridges, everything. secluded. 1/2 part raspberry vinegar The pace never slowing down. After that the orders for the next Slice thinly and coat with brandy 7. Sauna – no one under the age of 18 is allowed in the sauna for medical 1/2 part olive oil day are done and handovers are written. You do your orders Maldon course salt reduction to serve with a foie for your section, as I said, you have complete responsibility. You gras terrine, or just toss in a salad make sure that you are organized for the next day. If you are not organized, you will not only get it from the Chef the following day, but your colleagues working with you will also be forced to deal of baby spinach and shaved apple. Refurbishment Update with your mistake. Those Owners who frequently visit The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel will have noticed quite a few changes recently. The foyer has had a facelift with new lamps and side tables LONG TIME OWNER, GAIL MILLER’S OWN ACHIEVEMENT in the fashionable dark wood and the couches have been reupholstered in brown and green stripes with matching scatter cushions. The entrance couch has also been “After a year of feeling surprising what a 62 year old grandmother of 4 can achieve. The reupholstered with a drape curtain to match. All in all, this has given your first impression low in London, it was a euphoria of reaching the top is something I have never felt before of The Peninsula a much more trendy feel. huge relief to move into and, I have to say, without Moira’s help and encouragement, I our suite at The Peninsula do not think I could have done it. It was a wonderful experience 3Thirteen looks more spacious because the sloping glass roof with drapes has made and relax into the lifestyle. seeing the starting point get ever more distant, looking at the wild way for the Sunset Deck above and now has a flat ceiling with lighter, large floor tiles I contacted Moira Mahon, flowers on our stops and hearing the cries of the crows near the replacing the old fashioned terracotta tiles. the Peninsula’s personal top. One thing I did not expect was the camaraderie of all the trainer who started me off different Saturday morning climbers – the girls from Nyanga, the Many lucky Owners will have noticed the new-look décor in the suites and, most with an early morning walk plump middle aged Malay ladies, the earnest habitual hikers and particularly, the bathrooms. The total refurbishments started in 2006 and to date along the beachfront the gorgeous rugby team from Rondebosch!! five royal suites, four super luxury suites, thirteen luxury suites, eleven mini suites and enjoying the beautiful five studio suites have been completed making a total of thirty-eight suites. This year scenery and then a twice weekly workout in the gym. It was a It has to be said that the thought of an ice cold beer got me up two royal suites, four super luxury suites, nine luxury suites, five mini suites and three feeling of part elation and part trepidation when Moira pronounced the last twenty minutes when the rock faces close in to form a studios will be done during the maintenance weeks which includes three suites that me fit enough to do a climb up Table Mountain with her. magnificent gorge – but what a feeling when you have DONE IT!!. were carried over from last year due to high occupancy. The plan is to refurbish It is something I will remember all my life and all thanks to Moira We set off at 08h00 to climb Platteklip Gorge and although it is hard and the gym at The Peninsula. A word of warning though – it is not another twenty-two suites in 2009 and twenty-three suites in 2010. Congratulations to work, it is not nearly as difficult as the “doom-monger” in my family to be undertaken lightly and you do need to be prepared – ask the maintenance team who work exceptionally hard to turn around each suite in the made out. The path is well made with rock stairs and is very clearly Moira. week allocated. marked. Moira rapped me over the knuckles for setting off like a rocket and as long as one resists the temptation, has a proper WE WELCOME STORIES FROM ANY OWNER WISHING TO SHARE trainer and plenty of water, some dried fruit and sunscreen, it is THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AT THE PENINSULA WITH US OUTSTANDING LEVY honour any requests from your side. Any units with outstanding levies after the allocated week has passed will attract interest of 24% p.a. and will be considered for auction. Any communication PAYMENTS – REMINDER from this point will be done by registered mail. “I am Gavin Reid from CAPVISION TOURS and it has been my pleasure to be associated Unfortunately it has become necessary to raise this subject in our Newsletter. Although the majority of our Owners pay timeously, there are a few repeat of- Levies can be paid in the following ways: with The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel for ten years now as the airport transfer provider. I started CapVision Tours fenders particularly those who space bank with RCI. I would like to remind you Direct deposit / EFT twelve years ago and have seen tourism in South Africa grow to new heights. I began my working life of the following rules which apply to the Peninsula. Levies can be transferred/paid into: Standard Bank, Sea Point, Branch code: Levies are raised four months in advance and are to be settled within 21 days 024109, Acc no: 071082476. as a Chef but decided that hot, claustrophobic kitchens were not for me and decided to open a tour Cheques/postdated cheques of invoice date. Should your levy remain unpaid six weeks before the start of company, where every day your office is one of our many beautiful attractions around The Fairest Cape!! your week, the following steps will be taken: Cheques need to reach us 6 weeks before your week is due. Postdated cheque Occupation by owner: date must be before the start date of your week (R100 will be levied on any As the first and last face that guests see, it is always a pleasure to welcome timeshare guests Your booking will be cancelled and will only be considered for re-instatement unpaid cheques). once the levy is paid. Debit orders back and to see the children growing up year after year. That is what makes it special to provide Private letting: Levies can be paid monthly by debit order; however, the levy has to be fully The booking will be cancelled and your guests will be denied entry on day of paid by the start of your week (R100 will be levied on unpaid debit orders). this service to The Peninsula guests who always comment to me that the staff are what make The arrival. Credit/Debit cards Peninsula so special. We are all just “one big happy family”. I am married to Joanne and have two Rental pool: Just phone in, e-mail, fax or post us your credit card details (card number, Rental pool requests will be cancelled; unit will remain empty for the week. expiry date, last 3 digits at back of card). Debit cards can only be processed if precious children, Isabella & Oliver. I just love providing my personal, reliable and dedicated service cardholder is present. Flexi bookings: to everyone who needs airport transfers so on your next trip to The Mother City and your “home away from home”, The Peninsula Booking will be cancelled and/or removed from waiting list. Owners who default on their levies, result in the Accounts Department having to RCI space banking: contact them by telephone, e-mail or post in order to collect the outstanding All Suite Hotel, I look forward to catching up with you. Thanks to Chris for his valued support and here’s to another 10 years!!” RCI will be notified that the levy is outstanding and a block will be put on file. levies. As these costs are borne from your levies, it is in the best interest of every Although we cannot prevent RCI from sending guests into your unit, RCI will not owner to pay their levies on time. Thank you to all Owners who pay on time!!
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