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.
The Southern Sun Hyde Park is a welcome addition to both the business and leisure market. The hotel is built on top of the Hyde Park Shopping Centre and conveniently close to Sandton, Randburg and Rosebank, either for guests conducting business or for companies in the area making use of the conference and banqueting facilities at the hotel. The hotel...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Please visit www.wealthwisemag.com to read the full article in the June edition under the agenda section, pages 44 - 49
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...
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...

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