Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa has reaped an impressive collection of local and international awards since its opening in 2006.

Cape Town - The Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa has won a category in the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012, to be presented on October 13.

This will be the second year that the hotel has won an award in the World Luxury Hotel Awards which annually recognise exceptional hotels for world-class facilities and service.

“The Le Franschhoek team is thrilled to be recognised at the World Luxury Hotel Awards for the second time, especially within the sphere of luxury and service excellence,” says Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa general manager Eben Lassen who will travel to Malaysia to collect the accolade.

In addition to this ultimate achievement in the hotel industry, Le Franschhoek has been chosen for New York's The Daily Meal - “101 Best Hotel Restaurants in the World” list. Le Franschhoek is one of two South African hotels who have made their debut on this outstanding internationally acclaimed list.

The newly launched 101 Best Hotel Restaurants list is set to appear annually and pays homage to hotels that have set the benchmark for their industry.

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa has reaped an impressive collection of local and international awards since its opening in 2006 including Conde Nast Traveller's Hot List (2006), Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 New Hotels (2006), Conde Nast Top 25 African Hotels (2008), the Conde Nast Traveleler Best Hotel in Africa (2010) and Conde Nast Traveler Gold List (2011).

Located in the world famous Cape Winelands, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa has become one of the most exclusive getaways in its class. A variety of 63 stylish rooms and sumptuous villas offers panoramic views of the Franschhoek vineyards.

Capturing the essence of five star luxury, Le Franschhoek represents the most romantic of Cape Wineland retreat-style resorts, with wellness and the good life at its core.

The hotel retains its country retreat charm with thatched roofs etched against a blue sky, and granite mountains draped with lush fynbos, while décor is a fabulous fusion of contemporary Euro-classicism and modernist Cape sensibilities.

Leisure facilities include an award-winning Camelot Spa, tennis and a large, sparkling pool while, offering a gastronomic feast, the hotel's two restaurants include the elegant Dish Restaurant and the outdoor Le Verger, a restaurant set within an orchard.

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa is managed by the Three Cities Group, a leading hospitality management company offering an extensive collection of hotels throughout Southern Africa. www.threecities.co.za