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...
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...
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...
The Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport has made the most of its location by introducing quirky aviation-themed elements to the design of the property and its MICE offering. We enlisted the help of PCO, Carla Rossouw, to inspect the facilities. “GOOD morning and thank you for choosing to fly with Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport. We will now commence boarding at Now Media, Gate 1! It...
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...
The old family owned Rosebank Hotel, corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee avenues, was totally restructured and refurbished during 2008 and is now known as the Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank. This is a hotel that I frequented for Sunday lunch and birthday celebrations during my teenage years, a good 28 years ago and it is a pleasure to go...
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...
Valley Lodge, an old favourite situated in Magaliesburg, has improved a great deal during the past months, the highlights being: Beautiful, big rooms with plush furnishing and bathrooms that will delight Trendy brand new Spa with a signature fragrance Refurbished lounge area Refurbished function venue overlooking the pool & gardens New entrance gate Well kept gardens with plenty of space for activities such as team...
This is a selection of my favourite venues, restaurants, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2014. 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...
Are you looking for a top resort in South Africa to host your next conference? Look no further....herewith some options to consider: Kievits Kroon Country Estate, Pretoria, Gauteng Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre, Fourways, Gauteng Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal The Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal Century City Conference Centre & Hotel, Century City, Cape Town Click...

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