Racism? Cape Town Hotel Under Fire
Cape Town – The 12 Apostles Hotel just outside Camps Bay in Cape Town has come under fire for alleged racism after a blog post regarding a massive booking faux pas went viral.
The article titled ‘Using my white privilege‘ details the story of how the writer, Martina Philcox, was contacted by a friend who “happens to be black” to make a booking for six people at the hotel’s Azure restaurant. According to the post, the friend’s father had tried making a booking, but got turned down as soon as he mentioned his surname, on what he suspected was a racist premise.
“Well, I thought , or rather hoped, it’s the holiday season, tourists everywhere, chances are, the place is fully booked. But I was wrong. I got a booking no problem,” Philcox writes.