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Hitting the suite spot

Home* Suite Hotels recently launched Seductive Sojourns with Dr Eve.

At the fourth edition of Rooftop Revelations – which took place on the Pool Deck, an edgy, new rooftop venue at Home* Suite Hotels in Rosebank in February – invited guests were invited to explore their feelings, answer some probing questions and put themselves out there, guided by the fascinating and remarkable Dr Eve.

Rooftop Revelations, launched last year, is a series of talks on cool, left-field topics – past editions revealed mind-blowing insights around the use of psychedelics in psychotherapy with Ronen Aires, hitting the high notes with Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground who told her moving story through lyrics and song, and a brutally, frank view of the state of the nation with Branko Brkic, founder of The Daily Maverick.

Dr Eve and Home* Suite Hotels founder Gidon Novick
What better way to celebrate the month of love than a romantic evening beneath the stars with Marlene Wasserman, aka Dr Eve, contemporary intimacy and modern-day couple and sex therapist and clinical sexologist, who armed with decades of experience and a tome of qualifications, shared her no holds barred insights on intimacy, love, respect, honesty and relationships.

♥ “There is nothing more profound then intimacy – it strengthens everything in a relationship.”
♥ “Live your best life.”
♥ “We don’t just want to survive; we want to thrive.”
♥ “You have the right to sexual pleasure.”
♥ “It’s okay to have friends of the opposite sex.”

Prompted by Gidon Novick, founder of the hotel, who probed and provoked dialogue around the hard stuff, Dr Eve and the audience rose to the occasion eliciting the unasked and unexpected amid much laughter and curiosity to know more. What is love? Do you orgasm? Are you a sexually healthy person? What does intimacy mean to you? Are you open to experimenting? These were some of the penetrating questions Dr Eve put out there to an intrigued, if not somewhat fidgety audience.

So, how does sex fit in with the context of hotel rooms? It’s an escape, a place to indulge that allows freedom of expression, a new setting, an intimate space that sanctions every pleasure and even the forbidden.

Enter Seductive Sojourns, a weekend getaway the hotel recently introduced in collaboration with Dr Eve.

“We want to extend an invitation to visitors to the city, locals, the community; to parents who need a break from the kids, to come and enjoy two nights of bliss in a relaxed home*-away-from-home setting,” says Novick. He adds that guests can design their own package of pleasure and choose from a selection of relaxing in-room couples massages, champagne, decadent oysters, beautiful chocolates and a 'Suite Pleasures' box of sexy treats.

A good time was had by all.

Seductive Sojourn packages start from R1,765 and include bed and breakfast with optional extras at an additional cost.

Hire the Rooftop at Home* Suite Hotels
Venue Hire: R4,000 (exclusive use from 5pm – 11pm)
Catering: Tapas and bowl menu options from R315 per person

About Lucid Ventures

Lucid Ventures is a R350m Cape Town-based Section 12J investment hotel fund overseen by Gidon Novick, Andrew Kuming and Graham Wood whose unique hospitality business model combines fund management skills with property development and hotel management capabilities. Their recently-launched Home* Suite Hotels brand will be positioned in South Africa as a high-end, independent boutique, urban hotels to attract discerning business travellers and well-travelled tourists.

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Telephone: +27 21 409 2567

About Home* Suite Hotels, Bristol

Refreshingly suburban, yet surprisingly central, Home* Suite Hotels, Bristol offers boutique, urban accommodation comprising 28 stylish and spacious rooms, Tonic-designed interiors, a café, rooftop bar pool bar and boardroom. Along with all the home comforts, friendly service, the latest tech and innovations, you will definitely get that home-away-from-home feeling with that little extra thrown in.

Instagram: @homesuitehotels
Telephone: +27 87 057 4680