What’s new at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, a conference center in Mpumalanga?
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, located just 100m from the Paul Kruger entrance to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, will be completing the final phase of its renovations between February 2013 and May 2013.
The hotel, on the banks of the Sabie River, offers a luxurious, authentic African bush experience to both international and domestic travelers, and this includes a unique conference centre for national conferences and seminars and for international groups attending annual conferences in South Africa.
Conference Organisers, looking for a traditional country setting, with access to the world renowned Kruger Park need look no further! The conference centre at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate seats up to 220 people, in various seating styles, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, excellent cuisine and superb service.
As hotel guest rooms are spread over the hotel property, there will be no disruption to resident guests during the renovation process.
The final 58 rooms will receive an elegant makeover with comfort in mind. The beds are being replaced with luxurious extra-length bed sets and all the room furnishings are being refurbished or replaced.
The rooms will also boast comfortable multipurpose L-shaped daybeds that can double as children’s beds, and new insect-resistant window screens.
When the refurbishment is complete the hotel will have 57 rooms with king or twin beds, 8 inter-leading rooms and 33 family rooms with 2 double beds, to cater to the ever-growing South African family leisure market visiting the Kruger National Park.
The refurbishment so far has encompassed several rooms, elevated walkways, conference facilities and perhaps most importantly, energy-saving water and electricity devices to reduce the property’s carbon footprint.
The hotel’s restaurant has had its own facelift in the refurbishment process, as has the Lapa outdoor dining area.
Protea Hospitality Group Director of Sales Marketing and Revenue, Danny Bryer, says the new facilities and the room revamps are extremely impressive and in keeping with the Protea Hospitality Group’s high service and brand standards.
Work will be completed in May this year.
About Protea Hotels
Protea Hotels is Africa’s largest and leading hotel group and has a footprint of some 125 properties throughout South Africa and seven other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia and Kenya amongst others. Each hotel is uniquely different in character and the collection ranges from urban accommodation to country retreats, all in the 3 and 4-star markets. Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, winner of 3 Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards and the winner of 3 Coolest Hotel Group awards in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys.
The hotel group became a wholly owned South African company again in April 2009 after a consortium comprising Protea Hotels management, its BEE shareholders and Investec Private Equity bought back the 74 percent stake the hotel group sold to Australian-based Stella Hospitality Group three years ago.
Protea Hotels has a variety of conference hotels and accommodation in all the major centres in South Africa, in the country, the mountains, the Game Reserves and in the smaller towns. Look no further as their motto is standards and service first.