Graham and Jude Turner’s Spicers Retreats has acquired Sangoma Retreat in the New South Wales Blue Mountains.
Sangoma, meaning ‘healer’ in Zulu, embraces Spicers Retreats particular brand of relaxed luxury and brings the group to a total of nine properties, with three in New South Wales including Spicers Vineyards Estate in the Hunter Valley and Victoria Court in Potts Point, which is currently being redeveloped and is due to re-open as a Spicers Retreat in early 2016.
Founder of Spicers Retreats, Jude Turner, said: “We are delighted to add this property to our NSW offerings and there is already great synergy between the brands. Sangoma already carries many of the Spicers trademarks; a unique location, effortless service, an intimate atmosphere and world class cuisine utilising regional produce. However, like other Spicers properties it has its own distinctive character, drawing on the natural rhythms of the bush.”
“We were absolutely thrilled when the owners approached us and had no hesitation in expanding our portfolio to include this outstanding and award winning luxury property,” she said.
David Assef, Managing Director of Spicers Retreats comments: “Sangoma is ideally located as it is nestled in the blue mountains with sweeping views through the valley yet is only a 70 minute drive from Sydney, making it perfectly positioned to capture the ever increasing ‘weekend escape’ market.”
Sangoma is as unique as it is private – with only five incredibly appointed suites, nestled amongst giant boulders and stunning eucalypts and featuring contemporary African inspired interiors. The Retreat also boasts menus featuring locally sourced produce and bistro style dining, a stunning plunge pool and spa facilities, and panoramic views of the valley below with lights of Sydney city visible on the horizon.
Sangoma will open as a Spicers Retreat on January 2, 2015.