PROTEA HOTEL WANDERERS UPGRADE COMPLETE

The 4-star Protea Hotel Wanderers, nestled in the prestigious suburb of Illovo, Johannesburg, has completed the upgrade of the hotel. Business and leisure travellers can now relax in the fresh, new rooms that come with maple panelling, a floating chest of drawers, LCD televisions, new tea and coffee stations and executive work desks with marble tops.

The rooms may boast a new look, but the hotel has not abandoned its custom of placing a fresh red apple in GUESTS’ rooms every day. The hotel prides itself on personalised service and careful attention to detail and the comfort of its GUESTS is paramount.  The upgrade includes the replacement of furniture in the reception, bar and smoking lounge. These changes will be in place by the end of March 2011.

Danny Bryer, Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue for the Protea Hospitality Group, says the upgrade is part of its commitment to improving the quality of its hotels across Africa in line with our GUESTS expectations. “GUESTS expect a certain level of service from Protea Hotels, and we strive to exceed these high standards and keep pace with new, contemporary trends.”

There is a convenient 24-hour Express Deli bar and all guests become temporary members of the nearby Wanderers Club during their stay. There are a variety of room types on offer to suit all needs, but they are all elegantly decorated to create a feeling of tranquillity and comfort. The hotel is only 4 minutes drive from the M1 Freeway and is close to the Sandton Gautrain station and other attractions. These include some of the finest dining and shopping Africa has to offer at  Sandton, Rosebank or the upmarket Melrose Arch precinct.
For more information contact Samantha Bartlett
Senior Account Director Irvine Partners
 (+27) 21 424-5594
 083 3177 062
 sam@irvinebartlett.co.za
About Protea Hotels

Protea Hotels is Africa’s largest and leading hotel group and has a footprint of more than 120 properties throughout South Africa and seven other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia and Kenya amongst others. Each hotel is uniquely different in character and the collection ranges from urban accommodation to country retreats, all in the 3 and 4-star markets. Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, winner of 3 Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards and the winner of the Coolest Hotel Group category in the Sunday Times Generation Next 2009 awards.
The hotel group became a wholly owned South African company again in April 2009 afte a consortium comprising Protea Hotels management, its BEE shareholders and Investec Private Equity bought back the 74 percent stake the hotel group sold to Australian-based Stella Hospitality Group three years ago.
Follow us on twitter@ProteaHotels. For more information, please visit www.proteahotels.com.

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