The recently completed Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City will open in the next few weeks, making it the 63rd hotel in the City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) and 56th in South Africa. What sets it apart from other CLHG properties is its positioning “to appeal to the more discerning traveller of all ages”, says Chief operating officer Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo.

It is in the process of obtaining its four-star Green Building Council SA certification.

In addition, the hotel is upping its ‘green’ standard. It is in the process of obtaining its four-star Green Building Council SA certification which will prove it has met stringent criteria with regards to its design, procurement processes and construction. This includes having robust energy and water efficient systems in place. The property has also installed intelligent metering systems and software. These will consolidate and share water and energy usage data in real-time, helping the staff monitor and improve performance over time.

Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is situated in the growing Waterfall City hub in Midrand, within walking distance of the Mall of Africa and in close proximity to the Gautrain bus service and a secure bicycle parking facility. The Sandton and Midrand CBDs are nearby, as is the Gautrain Midrand Station, Gallagher Convention Centre, Kyalami International Convention Centre and Netcare Waterfall City Hospital.

Its facilities include:

  • 164 rooms, including four suites, 16 family rooms and rooms designed to meet the needs of the physically disabled
  • Two restaurants: The Protea Restaurant offers a contemporary breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, while the trendy Highline Restaurant serves light gourmet meals for lunch and dinner
  • Club Lounge: An special events, private dining or collaborative workspace
  • Three event venues: Skyrocket, Sugarbush, Mountain Rose each cater for conferencing and banqueting of 40 people, or combined can cater for up to 120 people
  • The Pincushion Boardroom accommodates six people
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Co-working space available
  • Fitness room
  • Swimming pool
  • 24-hour security and free, secure parking

The hotel will initially open its commercial areas, 84 bedrooms and four suites. The remaining floors and 80 rooms will open in phases, based on demand and the effect of the lockdown in the coming months. The full opening can happen within six to eight weeks.

World class health and hygiene protocols are in place, which have been awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels accreditation.

The hotel is headed up by opening general manager Brendan Luttig, who previously managed City Lodge Hotel Fourways, and the kitchens are led by new executive chef Keegan Maistry, whose luxury hotel experience spans both South Africa and the US.

Sangweni-Siddo reassures all guests that world class health and hygiene protocols are in place, which have been awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels accreditation. She adds, “Guests can stay safely at any of our hotels, while travelling for business or leisure. Take a look at the special deals on our website www.clhg.com and book your next trip.”