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New StayEasy Maputo budget hotel in Mozambique

NEW AND IMPROVED! It’s been a busy start to the year – we round up the latest hotel and hospitality news. New StayEasy Maputo budget hotel in Mozambique Tsogo Sun has launched StayEasy Maputo, its third hotel in Mozambique and eleventh outside of South Africa. The 125-room property is adjacent to the Baía Shopping Mall and nine kilometres from the airport. It is aimed at both business and leisure travellers. Features include an outdoor deck and swimming pool; meeting room for 12 pax; and self-service workstation. A fully equipped gym is available at the Baía Shopping Mall. Rooms offer tea and coffee facilities; electronic safe; air conditioning; DSTV channels; and 250MB complimentary WiFi (Rewards members receive 2GB free WiFi per room per day). A light complimentary breakfast is served between 06h30 and 09h30. Nearby attractions include a wellness spa; casino; night clubs; museums; coffee shops; and the famous Maputo Fish Market. Flights from Johannesburg and Durban take about an hour. “We are excited to finally open the doors to Tsogo Sun’s newest property in Mozambique. We believe in the potential for growth in Mozambique, and StayEasy Maputo will be an exciting addition to our portfolio in the country,” says Bruce Chapman, General Manager of both StayEasy Maputo and Southern Sun Maputo.

Carnival City adds Sun Park venue Sun International’s Carnival City has enhanced its capacity as a host for grandscale events with its new multipurpose venue, Sun Park. Responding to a growing demand for a versatile and innovative facility to stage large events on Johannesburg’s East Rand, Sun Park is a semi-permanent, flexible infrastructure built around a sophisticated grid that can be arranged into any configuration. Sun Park incorporates a marquee structure, deck and outdoor beach area, offering the facilities and support services of an indoor events venue, with the flexibility of an outdoor space. The grid spans 3 000 square metres and a beach area, complete with real beach sand. The modular design means customisation is endless and amenities can service anything from food festivals, launches and banquets to exhibitions, concerts and pageants. The infrastructure offers water, electricity, WiFi, an office and storage space. “Sun Park can rapidly bring large events to life. The semi-permanent modular design of Sun Park is based on internationally proven expo parks. Whether you want outdoor, indoor, multiple or triple-story structures, Sun Park is easily transformed. Due to the flexibility of the semi-permanent Sun Park infrastructure and the sophisticated grid

that gives you easy access to amenities, it’s quick and easy to build any type of event, of various sizes or configuration,” says Rory Phelan, Business Development Manager: Sun Sales. Sun Park facilities are also available at Sun City and Sibaya, with a modified form at GrandWest. “We consider this investment in Sun Park as part of our commitment to creating a seamless events, entertainment and hospitality experience in Ekurhuleni,” adds Annemie Turk, General Manager at Carnival City.

Green and growing, The Peech Boutique Hotel The Peech Boutique Hotel in Melrose, Johannesburg, owned by James Peech, is currently adding on 14 new luxury, interleading guest rooms and a second restaurant and wine bar (The Peech Brasserie), lap pool and additional gardens, almost doubling the size of the property. Construction began in April and the additions will be complete mid-December 2018. Construction is restricted to the adjacent property and disruption at the hotel during the expansion is minimal. The hotel currently features 16 rooms spread across an acre of landscaped gardens, restaurant, lounge, two fully equipped meeting rooms (Boardroom

The Event Issue 05  

Issue 5 of the Event is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This month we explore Africa's Travel Indaba, adventure tourism, and the lates...

The Event Issue 05  

Issue 5 of the Event is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This month we explore Africa's Travel Indaba, adventure tourism, and the lates...