The Space Conference Centre is a new addition to Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel and Winehouse Restaurant in Johannesburg. Click here to read the full article.
There is a new kid on the block with regards to hotels in Sandton. Since May the Empire Executive Apartments & Hotel has been added to the list of possible options should you need rooms, conference or function space in the Sandton area. The advantage of a new property often is ‘there is no substitute for new’! The über trendy...
The following are a selection of my favourite venues, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2013. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
The following are a selection of my favourite experiences of 2012. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates. Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should you require more information or to make...
Revamped and revitalised! 54 on Bath, previously The Grace is now part of the Tsogo Sun portfolio. They have revamped the entire property and it is looking awesome. Located in the heart of Rosebank, a stone’s through from the Gautrain Station, this ‘contemporary boutique hotel’ is a pure gem. The facts: 75 rooms w 5 meeting / conference rooms accommodating up to...
De Hoek Country Hotel on the banks of the Magalies River, just outside the small town of Magaliesburg has been operating since 1994 and I can truly say that they have just gone from strength to strength during the past 18 years. De Hoek is owner run by Michael & Michelle Holenstein and they have managed to maintain standards on...
With reference to a previous article on the Tsogo Sun (Southern Sun) Cape Town Collection, we continue now with the Montecasino Collection. True to the Tsogo Sun style, these hotels and conference facilities afford a wide variety of guests including the corporate business traveller, conference groups, sporting groups, family holidays as well as local and international tour and incentive...
On the banks of the Crocodile River you will find Avianto, ‘a village made in heaven’. Avianto was born from the need for a couple to find a wedding venue that suited their requirements. After searching and not finding the special venue the wanted, they decided to develop Avianto and turn it into a fully-fledged venue, conference centre and...
Points to consider when starting to plan a corporate conference or event (in alphabetical order) Access routes to venue Advertising Audio visual support Break away rooms Budget Conference program Corporate gifts Date Décor Dietary requirements Disability friendly Draping Duration / start time & end time Entertainment External facilitator Geographical area Group size Internet access  / Wi-Fi capability Lead time Meals Media - external Method of communication - internal Need for business centre on site Parking facilities Printed material Recreational facilities / activities offered by venue...
Welcome to the newly opened 20 West Executive Apartments & Hotel in Morningside. Originally developed to be apartments only, 20 West is now a full service hotel and part of the Executive Apartments & Hotels group. All 4 properties in the group are situated in the Sandton area offering more than 300 fully serviced units, 20 West being the...

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