Prepare to experience a conference location like no other. Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre is launching a new world class multi-purpose convention centre. The Hotel established in 1998 with just one conference venue and 80 accommodation rooms today boasts 665 accommodation rooms and over 60 conference rooms. With the latest addition being a newly built convention venue, the Hotel will be a one stop conferencing centre offering a host of conferencing, exhibition, banqueting and events options.

Jazzman Mahlakganem Marketing Director says, The 3000 capacity Birchwood convention venue is designed to cater for any event and is fully-equipped with quality conferencing equipment, back-up generators and an in-house dcor team, always on hand to guarantee a successful event. The venue backed up by an array of already existing conference facilities. These range from the more intimate four-seater boardrooms, to the OR Tambo Centre, which can seat up to 1 500 delegates. The 164-seater auditorium and several other rooms have vehicle access allowing for heavy machinery and other large equipment to be displayed. No matter what your requirements are, Birchwood has a solution, adds Mahlakgane.

The trip by road to O.R. Tambo International Airport from Birchwood Hotel is just 10 minutes, making it the ideal location to bring delegates together from around South Africa and Africa as a whole. The hotel is easily accessible from three major highways. In addition to this, Birchwood Hotel also offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as the nearby East Rand Mall shopping centre. With 665 hotel rooms, we are geared up for the challenge, says Mahlakgane.

The comprehensive services offered by Birchwood also include an on-site car rental service, courtesy of Tempest Car Hire. Birchwood Hotel also has an in-house tour operator, Top Shot Tours, which covers all transport requirements from airport transfers to organised day-trips, tours of Soweto, visits to the Lion Park, historical monuments and museums. Birchwood Hotel is in partnership with The Ventures Group which offers tailor made team building exercises.

Over the past 13 years, Birchwood Hotel has hosted over three million people from unique industries requiring a variety of event solutions. Over the years we have always prided ourselves on being a flexible and ubiquitous provider of all of the requirements of our many and diverse clients, stated Sales Director, Greg Dillon.