Tsogo Sun Hotels has launched a new hotel brand – hi Hotels – which offers a young, authentic and modern experience.
Tim de Raedt, hi Hotels’ Director of Operations, says, “There is a segment of the market that is looking for an affordable, comfortable and well-designed space to stay, rather than a hotel with all the bells and whistles. They want convenience and some creature comforts, and a base from which they can explore the city, go about their business and enjoy what the neighbourhood has to offer. hi Hotels provides all that, and we’re excited to be incorporating it into the Tsogo Sun Hotels portfolio.”
hi Hotels is positioned in the select service category. The rooms have walk-in showers, large windows, blackout curtains, coffee and tea stations, laptop-sized safes, USB ports, and 48-inch TVs, all for rates below R1 000. Guests can also make sure of the hotel lobby as a space to work and play, including a deli for coffees and quick snacks.
Another exciting feature of hi Hotels is its online and self-check-in facilities – the first hotel within the Tsogo Sun Hotels family to offer this. Other technological perks include free uncapped high-speed WiFi, and a TV system which allows guests to select their own content.
The first hi Hotel property will be at Montecasino, Johannesburg, and will open in January 2020. It will feature 123 bedrooms (46 double doubles and 77 queens), and offers easy access to Montecasino and its broad selection of restaurants, bars, theatres, shops, conference and event venues, and entertainment options.
Several sites have been identified for the rollout of more hotels over the next two years.
“We’re proud to be breaking new ground with this fresh brand – and we look forward to introducing people to the hi Hotels offering,” adds De Raedt.