Recognised both locally and internationally for its three award-winning golf courses and extensive leisure facilities, ‘leading meeting and incentive destination’ is yet another proficiency to add to Fancourt’s repertoire of expertise.With recent refurbishments to its conference facilities, added to its prime location a mere 7km from George Airport offering easy access from leading business hotspots, Fancourt has firmly positioned itself as an ideal destination for the corporate market.
A wide range of conference facilities, and accommodation options make this world renowned hotel, one of South Africa’s few members of The Leading Hotels of the World, an obvious choice when selecting a venue to suitably entice delegate’s participation.
“Working with designer Greg Viljoen of Design Lab, we have not only fitted carpets and curtains, and reupholstered furniture, but also installed new external aluminium windows and doors. The result is a bright, contemporary working space,” said Wayne Johnson, Sales Manager of Fancourt.
Fancourt’s conference facilities include:
- A large Ballroom hosting up to 400 and 150 in the foyer;
- Seven meeting rooms for smaller groups between 20 – 70 people;
- Executive meetings for up to 18 people in the Plover Boardroom;
- A brand new tea and coffee station in the foyer which can also if necessary be used as a PCO organiser’s office.
Each venue is also equipped with high-end modern features, including projectors and Wi-Fi.
Setting Fancourt apart are its facilities, location and the truly unique setting created by the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains. Whilst the hotel offers a choice of classic or luxury rooms, The Manor House boasts eighteen exclusive and historical suites, complete with 24-hour butler service.
Four on-site restaurants, each with their own distinctive menu and atmosphere offer not only diversity but great variety when planning special events at Fancourt. Starting with authentic Italian dining at La Cantina restaurant, followed by Monet’s for a bistro-style lunch or Henry White’s for a memorable gastronomic experience. The Club Lounge and veranda are ideal for a less formal gathering, but equally so for pre-dinner cocktails or networking functions. A highlight however is the introduction of new ‘pop-up’ venues, whether a more formal closing dinner in a marquee, or a relaxed de-brief around one of the outside fire pits. With a strong internal infrastructure, nothing is impossible as Fancourt’s attentive staff are ready to assist with any logistical or technical requirements.
Meeting breaks are another attraction to booking a conference at Fancourt – be it a day on the golf course, a visit to the on-site Spa and Roman bath or an Eco-Rider tour of the Estate. More casual golfing activities are also available, from night golf with illuminated balls to catapulting a ball at the renowned 17th hole of the Montagu course. For those eager to explore the attractive Garden Route, wine and olive farms, wildlife reserves and popular sea-side towns like Knysna and the Wilderness are a short drive away.
An active supporter of numerous CSR projects, Fancourt has recently introduced a selection of innovative fund-raising schemes such as veggie boxes to replace flowers at a gala dinners or the purchase of blankets in winter months. Such valuable items are donated to communities post a corporate company’s event.
“Fancourt offers the corporate and incentive market so much more than merely a well-equipped venue – we offer a lifestyle, a home away from home and a glimpse into a beautiful part of South Africa,” said Johnson. “Whatever the specifics, we’re confident that our creative packages will suitably impress guests’.