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The Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa, home to South Africa’s first ever Ernie Els Design signature golf course (pictured above), has been named World Best Luxury Golf Resort at the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards. It was awarded this outstanding achievement in recognition of service excellence over the past year.

This is the biggest event on the annual luxury hotel industry calendar and applauds the most sought after hotels, lodges, resorts and private islands. Winners become part of a very rare ‘legendary hotel’ association setting them apart, making them even more exclusive, and focusing the world’s gaze on what they do next.

Marinique de Wet, Director of the World Luxury Hotel Awards commented, “Our belief is that service excellence is the most critical factor in a hotel’s measure as a luxury hotel and that winning a World Luxury Hotel Award based on this factor would enhance performance levels if industry peers can be judged against other major players in the field. We can always learn from one another and be inspired to greater levels of excellence meaning exceeding customer’s expectations and paying attention to detail.”

Staff and management at Oubaai were in high spirits upon receipt of the wonderful news. “It is amazing to be recognised by the industry for the effort we all put in at the Hyatt,” said General Manager Jaco le Roux. “The hard work starts now, though. We have set the bar high, and to remain the leader, we need to surpass our own benchmark by striving to be even more driven, passionate and dedicated to providing guests with an experience of a lifetime every time. In South Africa, we are blessed with incredible views, from the Drakensberg and the National Parks to the Wild and the West Coast, but the best view in the world is here in the Garden Route at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa, and that view is straight from the top!”

About Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa is a luxurious resort on the Indian Ocean, a mere seven minutes from George Airport. With 100 stylish rooms, three contemporary restaurants, an 18-hole Ernie Els Signature Golf Course and the award winning Freesia Spa, this resort is the ideal location for the most discerning traveller. Visit the website:

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