Seeding the network in a hot and cool way

Our first two ambassadors.. Kheta Mkhize and Mvelase Peppetta

The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! in Cape Town and Melrose Arch are proud to announce the launch of their new ambassador programme.

After an extensive search which trawled the bottomless pool of all the major social networks, two hip young individuals who embrace and embody the spirit of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! – i.e. hot and cool at the same time – were chosen to represent the brand.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Is the first and last words in trendy urban chic. Not only do they offer their guests a level of comfort and luxury to which they have grown accustomed during their worldly travels, fill their bellies with delicious food and liquid libations, and equipped with staff who anticipate every need, but they are on the cutting edge of design and interior décor.

From the obvious to the subtle, the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Is brimming with eye candy and features to get tongues wagging. And that’s where the ambassadors come in. For the next two months Kheta Mkhize in Jozi and Mvelase Peppetta in the Mother City will be enjoying all the joys and benefits of being a Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! GUEST while tweeting, blogging and Facebooking their experiences to their fans, their followers and the world.

Founder and editor of lifestyle blog, Kheta Mkhize has his finger on the pulse of the vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene in Jozi. Khetha wears the assorted hats of a writer, photographer, graphic designer, content producer, online/social media consultant, software developer and talent manager.

“The first time I went to the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch was to interview Italian classical singer Aumarie Vassili, and I was blown away. Gallo, the record company, couldn’t have chosen a better location for the interview,” says Kheta, who also visited the Cape Town hotel during the Cape Town International Jazz Festival last year. “The highlight was the scrumptious meal I chose from the traditional dishes at their plush restaurant. Also, hanging out at the bar and the balcony with friends was a treat.”

Twenty-four-year-old Mvelase Peppetta was born in Port Elizabeth but nine years in Cape Town is long enough to qualify him as a local.

“I concern myself with the important things in life,” says Mvelase. “Politics (both international and local), television (the trashier the better) Britney and Madonna, (waiting for their latest releases), and most importantly, my love of bacon.”

Mvelase tweets about these things, a lot, and you can read more at

Look out for these names; they’re going to have a lot to say in the next couple of months…

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