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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 08:49

A Pleasant Expo

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In support of the hospitality suppliers’ industry in the Garden Route, Lake Pleasant Living will host a Suppliers Expo on Friday, October 17.

For the first time various suppliers, from food and beverage, kitchen appliance, furniture industries, to name but a few, will exhibit their wares at beautiful Lake Pleasant Living.

“We decided to offer the opportunity to our suppliers to showcase their products that are so vital to the hospitality industry on the Garden Route,” explained John Knight, General Manager, at Lake Pleasant Living.

Lake Pleasant Living sits nestled on the edge of Groenvlei, one of the few natural freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere, within the picturesque Goukamma Nature & Marine Reserve. Interestingly, Lake Pleasant Living was first known as Hunters Home as it was built on an estate known as Dixon’s Green as a base for hunting and fishing.me in the early 1900.

Percy Bredall bought the property in 1945 and divided the land into 5-10 ha plots to become known as Lake Pleasant Estates. Hunters Home was subsequently upgraded to become Lake Pleasant Hotel. Bredall sold the hotel to Stanley and Bobby Vadas in 1962 who upgraded it to a 2-star establishment that was well known the length of the Garden Route.

In September 1992, Lake Pleasant Hotel was sold by the Vadas family to a Rhodesian family, the Clintons. Paul Clinton introduced a conference facility in an attempt to up-grade the 17 roomed hotel to 3-star status. At the turn of the century (2000), Adrian Gardener, of Mantis Collection, bought the hotel from the Clintons, and upgraded the Hotel to its current status.

“As the hotel is steeped in local history, we feel it is important to continue supporting industry where ever we can. With this expo we are opening our doors to all suppliers and industry providers, giving them the opportunity to meet and network with one another as well as others within the hospitality industry. Guest Houses, Hotels Lodges will have the opportunity to interact with well-known suppliers such as Anstro, Margot Swiss, Vinimark (to name but a few) under one roof. We hope that this Expo will become a regular event in support of industry in the area," concluded Knight.

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