WHEN the sun goes down and the moon comes up, the city slickers like to put on their glad rags, accessories with their dancing shoes and hit the town for a night of razzle dazzle.
They slip behind the velvet ropes of the classiest nightclubs in Jozi and Cape Town and are ushered into exclusive VIP suites where they sip champagne and cocktails before shaking what their mama gave them on the dance floor.
And when the DJ has played his last track, they fall into the back seat of their chauffeur-driven cars to head back for a nightcap at the gorgeous hotel bar then to the king-size comfort of their rooms at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!
The next morning, hangovers quickly become a distant memory after sumptuous breakfast buffets and restorative Bloody Marys. A late check-out and the party animals will be ready for a spot of retail therapy, perhaps to find the perfect little outfit for the next night of fabulousness.
The Protea Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch is a hop, skip and jump from some of Jozi’s hottest nightspots, include Latinova in Rosebank. The sophisticated, multifunctional venue celebrates life, poetic love and Latin passion. It has warm, elegant décor which oozes luxury and extravagance. There is an outdoor lounge area perfect for summer evenings of cocktails and dancing, and the bar serves a tasty tapas menu. With executive valet service, exclusive VIP suites and intimate booths as well as top of the range Cuban and Dominican cigars, superior cognacs and imported Chilean wine, it’s the perfect club for the discerning Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! guest.
Other clubs in the area include Set, Velvet Lounge, Liquid Chef and in Sandton, Taboo.
A ritzy weekend in the big city can begin or end with a shopping spree at some of the glittering high end boutiques and other speciality stores which occupy the cosmopolitan Melrose Arch piazza and square, and should certainly include a meal at one of the cool cafes, or at the trendy hotel itself.
In the Mother City, the party pampering is taken seriously, with a weekend offer especially for clubbers. Checking in on either a Friday or Saturday, they will be treated to a drinks voucher to get the party started, as well as the opportunity to meet with a top Hed Kandi DJ for pre-clubbing cocktails at the bar.
Clutching two tickets to any one of five of Cape Town’s hottest clubs (Trinity, Fez, Voom Voom, 31, ZAR) they will be whisked off in their complimentary return shuttle to the club of their choice.
In the morning, they will be eternally grateful to the nice people at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! who will have placed two large bottles of mineral water and two Regmakers in their room. Breakfast can be served in bed, where guests can laze until 2pm.
The “party all night, sleep all day” deal is for one night only (Friday or Saturday), at R795 per person sharing. It’s valid until the end of April, 2012.
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