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lambs club bar

The 1905 landmark Stanford White-designed building was originally host
to the famous Lambs Club*, America’s first professional theater club, which included legendary members Spencer Tracey, Douglas Fairbanks, Cecil DeMille, John Barrymore, Milton Berle, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, Irving Berlin and Will Rogers.

Internationally renowned architect and interior designer Thierry Despont has meticulously restored the original details while adding modern amenities to create a visual masterpiece that combine the glamour of  early 20th Century travel with the tradition of Empire Deco aesthetic. Paying homage to the building’s original occupants, actress Drew Barrymore has graciously lent her celebrated family name to The Chatwal’s 4,500-square-foot Penthouse Floor called The Barrymore
Suite. Throughout the property, Despont has made subtle nods to the building’s theatrical and historical origins.

lambs club dining room

A striking floor-to-ceiling is" -century stone fireplace, which was originally a gift from Stanford White to the Lambs, acts as a centerpiece for the hotel’s restaurant, lovingly named The Lambs Club (the walls of which are lined with black-and-white photographs of original Lambs members). Distinctive elliptical doors, originally part of the Grill Room, have been restored and reinstalled in The Club Room, the private event room. These meeting rooms feature elliptical wine cellars designed by
Despont to match the existing doors and lacquered wood wainscot and ceiling beams that recall the original Grill Room. The landmark facade of the building has been restored to its former glory, complete with original marble Ram’s heads and a marble plaque alluding to the glory days of the Lambs.

Celebrated Michelin star chef, Geoffrey Zakarian is the creative force behind the 80-seat restaurant and serves a menu highlighting modern American cuisine and seasonal ingredients. In addition to the restaurant, Chef Zakarian, along with his partners David Rabin, Will Regan, Jeffrey Jah and Margaret Zakarian, oversee the mezzanine bar, the in-room dining and the special event and
meeting spaces.

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Capturing safari experiences on camera has always been an integral part of the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve experience, and the new digital age has made it easier for everyone to try their hand at taking the perfect picture. While deep in South Africa’s bushveld, guests opt for the Sabi Sabi Photo Safari, a unique experience with a professional photographer who will guide you through the intricacies of getting the very best out of a camera for that once-in-a-lifetime wildlife picture.

Prior to your arrival, the professional will be in touch to ascertain the level of your interest and expertise, as well as to get details on the equipment you have been using. He will then tailor your course, provide cameras and lenses if necessary and customize subjects such as a camera setup, photography in the field, working with wildlife and light sources.

The photographic safari runs for one full day, beginning at lunchtime on the first day and ending before lunch the following day. These thrilling open Land Rover game drives allow exclusive up close encounters with Africa’s Big Five and hundreds of other species living in the bush. This is the perfect opportunity to get a clear night shot of the leopards that prowl at night or the eagle soaring through bright rays of sunshine.

At the end of the safari, you and your instructor will review the images and you will discover the various methods and merits of post-processing. The photos you select will go home with you on a CD or flash drive.

Sabi Sabi is an award winning private game reserve that offers world-class standards in luxury accommodation, exceptional close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine. Located on the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi is described as a classic bush experience with its four five-star lodges.

The rate $588 per guest photographer per 24 hours, and includes the services of a professional photographer for up to a maximum of six guests on a photographic vehicle. These Professional Photographic Safaris are available on request and must be pre-booked. Additional equipment can also be rented, with rates available on request. And, partners of registered participants may accompany the photographic safaris, but will not be provided with photographic equipment.

Camera equipment provided will be as follows or similar (depending on availability):

– Nikon D700/ D3 or D3S with Nikon 200 – 400mm f/4 lens

– Canon 70/ Mark III or VI with Canon 300mm f/2.8 or 500mm f/4 lens

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