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WORLD-CLASS WINELANDS WELLNESS

Globally renowned spa and wellbeing brand Healing Earth is collaborating with internationally acclaimed Leeu Collection to lead and manage the Leeu Spa at Leeu Estates. This is intended to provide an enhanced wellness offering when the spa re-opens in November 2020.

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LEEU ESTATES – LE CHENE

Franschhoek, South Africa, 15 October 2019: Today, award-winning chef and patron of Franschhoek’s ‘Le coin Francais', Darren Badenhorst, opens his second establishment in the Cape Winelands village. 'Le chêne', meaning 'The Oak Tree', is located in the Manor House at Leeu Estates, part of the Leeu Collection, and pays homage to Franschhoek by utilizing only the finest local ingredients whilst celebrating the valley's heritage through its cuisine, concept and interiors.

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RAISE A GLASS TO MULLINEUX & LEEU FAMILY WINES

“The only South African winery to be included in the prestigious American publication, Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Wineries of 2019 is Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines”

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LINTHWAITE HOUSE: SIMON ROGAN’S HENROCK COMPLETES REPOSITIONING

The opening of Simon Rogan’s Henrock (www.henrock.co.uk) restaurant on 4th October completes the repositioning of Leeu Collection’s Linthwaite House (https://leeucollection.com/UK) as a luxury country house hotel in the heart of the Lake District offering exceptional food, restful interiors, beautifully manicured gardens and a superb art collection.

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LINTHWAITE HOUSE WELCOMES SIMON ROGAN’S LATEST RESTAURANT, HENROCK

The recently renovated Linthwaite House, Leeu Collection’s contemporary country house hotel in the heart of the Lake District, is delighted to announce that Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan will take over its restaurant in October 2019, opening Henrock (www.henrock.co.uk).

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LINTHWAITE HOUSE LAUNCHES ‘SUMMER GOLFING IN THE LAKES’ PACKAGE

Linthwaite House, part of the Leeu Collection (www.leeucollection.com), has launched a ‘Summer Golfing in the Lakes’ package that combines a stay at the newly renovated luxury property with a round of golf at the nearby Windermere Golf Club, regarded as one of Cumbria’s finest and most picturesque golf courses.

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NEWLY-RENOVATED LINTHWAITE HOUSE WINS PLAUDITS

It only re-opened a few months’ ago following a refurbishment costing over £10 million, but Leeu Collection’s Linthwaite House in the Lake District is already winning plaudits, most recently securing a HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence for 2018.

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PROTÉGÉ – LEEU COLLECTION PRESS RELEASE

Scot Kirton set to open Protégé, a casual-style restaurant at Leeu Collection’s Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek.

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ACCLAIMED LAKE DISTRICT HOTEL LINTHWAITE HOUSE RE-OPENS FOLLOWING YEAR-LONG REFURBISHMENT

Leeu Collection is delighted to announce that its acclaimed – and ever-popular – Lake District property, Linthwaite House, has re-opened following a year-long refurbishment costing in excess of £10 million that has seen it transformed into an exceptional contemporary country house hotel.

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ALAJMO PRESS RELEASE

Italy, May 2018: Luxury hotel group Leeu Collection has taken a 10% stake in Alajmo SpA, the Italian family business established by brothers Massimiliano (Max) Alajmo, the world’s youngest three- star Michelin chef, and Raffaele (Raf), the company’s Chief Executive and maître des lieux.

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ACCLAIMED LAKE DISTRICT HOTEL LINTHWAITE HOUSE REVEALS MORE DETAILS OF ITS RE-LAUNCH IN SPRING 2018

Leeu Collection has unveiled more details of the £10 million refurbishment of acclaimed Lake District hotel Linthwaite House, which will now re-open in Spring 2018.

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LEEU ESTATES IS SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING WINE COUNTRY HOTEL

Leeu Collection’s flagship property, Leeu Estates, has been named South Africa’s leading Wine Country Hotel 2017 at the World Travel Awards Africa gala ceremony held in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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ACCLAIMED LAKE DISTRICT HOTEL LINTHWAITE HOUSE CLOSES FOR RENOVATION

Leeu Collection has closed the acclaimed Lake District hotel Linthwaite House for a £10 million renovation. The hotel will undergo a substantial transformation, re-opening in March 2018 with more contemporary interiors and extended public areas. Several new guest rooms, set within the hotel’s extensive grounds, will open in 2018.

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LEEU PASSANT WINES, HONOURING CAPE FINE WINE HERITAGE

Winemaking duo Chris and Andrea Mullineux together with partner Analjit Singh are announcing the release of a new flagship portfolio of wines called Leeu Passant – fine wines inspired by the distinct culture, terroir, history and tastes of the Cape. The name Leeu Passant is derived from heraldry, where a “Lion Passant” is a walking lion.

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LEEU ESTATES ON CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER HOT LIST 2017

Leeu Estates, the exclusive South African five-star boutique property situated in Franschhoek, is one of a selected few hotels to appear on Condé Nast Traveller's HOT LIST for 2017.

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LEEU ESTATES NAMED AS ONE OF THE BEST NEW HOTELS ON TRAVEL + LEISURE’S IT LIST 2017

Leeu Collection is pleased to announce that Leeu Estates has been featured on Travel + Leisure's It List 2017. Leeu Estates and the other award-winning properties will appear in the March issue of Travel + Leisure and can also be found on TravelandLeisure.com.

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LEEU COLLECTION EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN EUROPE, ACQUIRES HISTORIC PROPERTY IN ITALY

Expanding its international hospitality portfolio further, Leeu Collection has acquired its second European property, the former Collegio Alla Querce in Florence, Italy.

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A LITTLE LOCAL LEAF PEEPING

New England may be famous for the brilliance of its autumn foliage, but it’s not essential to cross the Atlantic to enjoy this annual phenomenon.

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LINTHWAITE HOUSE NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 100 HOTELIERS’ HOTELS IN THE UK

The Lake District’s luxurious Linthwaite House, part of the Leeu Collection, has been named among the top 100 hotels in the UK, according to a list compiled by the country’s leading hoteliers and verified by some of the nation’s pre-eminent hotel experts, including Telegraph Travel’s hotel writer Fiona Duncan, AA hotel inspectors and senior editors at industry bible The Caterer.

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LINTHWAITE HOUSE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT OFFERS COMPLIMENTARY GREEN FEES

The Lake District’s luxurious Linthwaite House, part of the Leeu Collection, is offering golfing guests complimentary green fees at Windermere Golf Club this summer and early autumn.

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LEEU COLLECTION ACQUIRES LINTHWAITE HOUSE, A LUXURY LAKE DISTRICT HOTEL

Leeu Collection has acquired its first UK property, the acclaimed Lake District hotel, Linthwaite House. It is Leeu Collection’s first property outside of South Africa, where the group currently operates two hotels (Leeu House and Le Quartier Francais) and Leeu Estates is due to open in June 2016.

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TUK TUK PRESS RELEASE

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery, the first and only microbrewery on the main street of Franschhoek, opened its doors in February 2016. This 250-litre capacity brewery, a Leeu Collection offering, is micro and authentic in the truest sense of the word.

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LEEU COLLECTION UNVEILS EXCITING NEW CHANGES

Franschhoek, South Africa, September 2019: Leeu Collection (www.leeucollection.com) has revealed exciting new plans for its Cape Winelands properties that will cement its desire to host only the very best dining experiences (that make the most of local produce and talent) and reinforce Franschhoek’s title as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa.

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CONTACT DETAILS

For any media- or trade-related queries, our contact details are as follows:

Media – Nicolette Waterford
nicolette.waterford@leeucollection.com

Sales - Lynn Voges
lynn.voges@leeucollection.com