Abalone House aims to offer executive meeting and boardroom facilities with a distinct difference. In the idyllic seaside village of Paternoster on the West Coast, this five-star boutique guest house cradles an intimate, plush executive boardroom - with views over a languid pool and tranquil courtyard garden. The sweeping Atlantic Ocean lies just a little beyond.
The plush boardroom can seat up to 16 delegates in opulent high back chairs, around an oversized antique table. Books line the walls and artwork adds splashes of colour to the cosy venue. State of the art media and audiovisual equipment are installed and include a surround-sound system, overhead projector and electric screen, DStv, a conference call telephone and whiteboard. Plus, there's under-floor heating and air-conditioning - both warm and cool. Wireless internet connectivity is available throughout the establishment, and there is also as a small, charming business centre which offers an additional internet access option for guests.
Have a conference, and then relax
Abalone House is ideal for small conferences, strategy and board meetings, as well as for teambuilding excursions, with unusual offerings to make the experience particularly memorable. In Paternoster there are kayaking, pottery and cooking workshops, scuba diving and more available. Nearby Langebaan has kite surfing and daily sundowner lagoon cruises on the Sea Stallion. All outdoor activities on the West Coast are always weather dependant though.
Conference delegates can enjoy accommodation in Abalone House's sumptuous 10 suites, or the adjacent, decadent Pasella House. With three bedrooms and décor in the same vibrant, opulent style as Abalone House, Pasella blends seamlessly with Abalone House to offer guests an additional thoroughly luxurious accommodation option in Paternoster.
See the sea
Many suites in Abalone House have private outdoor relaxation areas, some have sea views and there is also a rooftop jacuzzi with a sea view - to relax after the work is done. Or guests can cool off in the elegant swimming pool in summer, or warm up beside a roaring fire in the Africa Bar and enjoy a relaxing cocktail at the same time. Decadent dinners prepared by Chef Darren Stewart (previously with the Singita group) are served in the Saffron Restaurant, under chandeliers and surrounded by evocative, eclectic appointments. Special menus for conference delegates are offered with ease and prior arrangement.
All guest suites are luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned and have flat screen televisions and cappuccino/espresso machines, stocked mini-bars, iPod docking stations, CD and DVD players and a digital weather forecast station. The extensive book and DVD libraries are available for the enjoyment of guests, and all suites also have built-in laptop safes.
Tailor-made, personally priced conference packages are available to ensure corporate clients adhere to financial parameters, yet still enjoy an unsurpassed conference experience in a coveted destination. At Abalone House, size doesn't count - so for a conference with a few delegates or many, with a larger or smaller financial allowance, Abalone House will be pleased to assist with the personal attention and professionalism for which they are well known.
For more information and reservations call Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse on +27 (022) 752 2044; email or go to www.abalonehouse.co.za.
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