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Sandton Convention Centre’s sustainability drive

Sandton Convention Centre, which is host to upward of 500 000 thousand people who come through its doors annually as exhibitors, visitors, delegates, business people and staff, is on a consistent sustainability drive to reduce its overall carbon footprint. Shaun Bird, GM of Sandton Convention Centre, says, “Environmental sustainability at every...

Southern Sun Hyde Park celebrates women in style

In celebration of women and Women’s Month, an exclusive shopping experience – for women – has been created by Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton and select luxury stores in Hyde Park Shopping Centre. The Hyde Park Shopping Meander is available  from Friday to Sunday throughout August and is designed to give women the opportunity to relax, dine, shop,...

New era in renewable power generation for City Lodge Hotel Group

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) is undertaking a large-scale solar project for the group at 25 of its 60 hotels. This follows a successful pilot study at the 118-room Road Lodge Centurion in Pretoria, which has a 50kWp (Kilowatt peak) generation system installed on the roof. The roll-out will result in nearly 4,250 solar panels being installed...

When is boutique ‘boutique’?

Boutique hotels are intimate and feel personal – things larger hotels can never quite imitate, but what exactly are the fabulous details that make boutique hotels feel ‘boutique’? When one thinks of boutique hotels, intimacy and uniqueness certainly come to mind; however, at the core, the main difference between a regular hotel and a boutique...

Time Square helps feed hungry children

In commemoration of International Mandela Day, Time Square called on its employees and volunteers from local businesses to Rise Against Hunger. The initiative, in collaboration with Rise Against Hunger, saw volunteers invest 67 minutes of their time on packaging lines at The Time Square to pack meal parcels for children in need. The goal to pack...

IFC Partners with Protea Hotels Zambia to develop tourism sector in Zambia

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a loan to Protea Hotels Zambia, a subsidiary of conglomerate Union Gold Zambia, to build and operate a hotel and conference center in the outskirts of Lusaka. The new hotel will help meet the growing demand for business infrastructure in Zambia, while creating jobs for youth and opportunities...

Event budgeting tips from the pros

Planning and orchestrating different types of events requires a strategic approach to budgeting. While your events may differ wildly in nature, for example, a fundraiser compares to a conference, the budgeting steps to set you up for success will largely remain the same. This article will walk you through the key steps to take that will help you...

Voodoo Lily in Birdhaven relaunched with fresh new look and menu

Voodoo Lily restaurant in leafy Birdhaven is boasting a bright new look and a fresh new menu under the well-known ownership of Johannesburg restaurateur Larry Hodes, who owns Arbour Café around the corner from Voodoo Lily, as well as Calexico at 44 Stanley. “Birdhaven is an incredible suburb and Voodoo Lily is up to the challenge of being the ‘go...

Feng shui your day

Seating and setting up an event might seem fairly straightforward but there are some tips and tools Meetings can offer to help deliver maximum impact. Spatial awareness First and foremost, assess the full dimensions of your room – not just the length and breadth but also the height of the entire space you are working with. If your set-up requires...

City Lodge Hotel Group undergoes fabulous refurbs

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has a series of refurbishments in progress to refresh and modernise its properties. Courtyard Hotel Sandton and five Road Lodges around the country are currently being given a makeover. The Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge is undergoing a softs refurbishment, with new carpets in the passages and vinyl flooring in the...