As the name implies, African Pride embodies the proud spirit of Africa. African Pride Hotels offers the ultimate in luxury and service against a backdrop of breathtaking natural African beauty. Nicholas Barenblatt, group marketing manager for Protea Hotels & African Pride Hotels talks us through the organisation’s history.

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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT AFRICAN PRIDE HOTELS.

African Pride hotels, lodges and country houses are distinctive and luxurious. We offer the ultimate in modern and designer extravagance for a truly unforgettable experience.

WHERE DID THE NAME AFRICAN PRIDE COME FROM?

We chose the name because of the spirit it reflects, which is the proud soul of Africa.

WHAT DO THE AFRICAN PRIDE HOTELS OFFER?

Our hotels, lodges and country houses combine a passion for service and a commitment to excellence, set against a lavish background, whether it is a beautiful mountain range, an elegantly decorated interior or a fantastic cityscape.

WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE OR TRAVELLERS WOULD ENJOY AFRICAN PRIDE MOUNT GRACE COUNTRY HOUSE & SPA AND AFRICAN PRIDE MELROSE ARCH HOTEL?

They’re both tailored for specific travellers and offer unique experiences. African Pride Melrose Arch is suited to the business traveller who cares for the finer things in life. It is situated at the heart of the city. African Pride Mount Grace is the essence of luxury that the entire family can indulge in, set against the beautiful background of the Magaliesburg mountains. It offers many outdoor activities from mountain biking to hot air balloon experiences.

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ARE YOUR HOTELS CHILD FRIENDLY? IF SO, WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES DO YOU HAVE FOR KIDS?

Most of our hotels offer services and amenities for children. For example, African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel offers uniquely decorated suites for children while African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa has a fully functional dedicated children’s activity club.

DO YOU HAVE ANY GROUP DISCOUNTS?

Protea Hotel Group and African Pride Hotels offer the Prokard Loyalty Programme where members have access to VIP treatment on every visit. From fantastic savings, exclusive discounts, special offers and the privilege of early check-ins and late check-out benefits, the Prokard Loyalty Programme makes all of its members VIPs.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS I COULD GET TO DO AND ENJOY AT YOUR HOTELS?

During the summer months at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, our pool bar is an unforgettable experience. Guests and visitors can sip on cocktails while dangling their feet in the specially designed wading pool with actual tables and chairs placed in it. In the cold months, our Library Bar offers a sophisticated setting to enjoy the large selection of whiskies and cognacs among a large selection of books and wingback leather chairs.

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WHAT DOES YOUR HOTEL PRIDE ITSELF ON?

Our service and attention to detail, which brings it all together for our every guest.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIALS GOING ON AT THE MOMENT?

Both African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel and African Pride Mount Grace Country House have weekend exclusive offers ranging from 1-night stay experiences to 2-night weekend away packages. These are available on www.africanpridehotels.com

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO YOUR FIRST TIME VISITOR? WHAT CAN THEY EXPECT?

They can expect to be immersed in an opulent setting that is paired with spectacular service. At African Pride Melrose Arch we strive to exceed all our guests’ expectations.

To book your stay at one of the African Pride Hotels, visit www.africanpridehotels.com

This article was originally published on Bona Online

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