Countdown To The Opening Of The Third Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!
In less than a month, Pretoria’s coolest new development will open its designer doors to the public. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! - just off the Ben Schoeman Highway and directly opposite the popular Menlyn shopping centre - is set to become the city’s “events central”.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Countdown To The Opening Of The Third Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!
COUNTDOWN TO THE OPENING OF THE THIRD PROTEA HOTEL FIRE & ICE! IN HIP AND
HAPPENING PRETORIA HAS BEGUN
February 2015: In less than a month, Pretoria’s coolest new development will open its
designer doors to the public.
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! - just off the Ben Schoeman Highway and directly opposite the
popular Menlyn shopping centre - is set to become the city’s “events central”.
Not only will the hotel provide one of the largest and most flexible conferencing facilities in
an on-trend design environment, but it will also play host to a range of regular happenings
“Contractors are leaving the site this week, making place now for the interior designers to
provide the sexy inner spaces for which the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! brand has won such an
enthusiastic and loyal following in Cape Town and Melrose Arch,” said Danny Bryer, Sales,
Marketing and Revenue Director of Protea Hotels.
The hotel is designed 100% with the needs, desires and tastes of modern guest and millennial
traveller in mind, whether that guest is popping in for a social event, is a conference
delegate or is staying overnight.
The social areas flow easily from dining to indoor lounging and then to outdoor lounging on
the stunning, outdoor living room, where social pods with their own individual fireplaces are
spaced around the Olympic-length swimming pool.
The interiors will be full of visual surprises, dramatic design and cutting-edge trends but, while
innovative ideas is what lovers of the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! brand have come to expect, no
detail has been spared to also provide a comfortable and social environment for guests.
“There are so many aspects of this hotel that we’re excited about, but one of the apparently
smaller details that we’ve taken very seriously from the outset is that the modern guest
requires mobility and connection. For that reason, every area of the hotel – from the
conference rooms, to the social areas to the bedrooms – is amply supplied with plug points.
You can practically sit down and plug in anywhere. Along with free unlimited wifi, across
multiple devices, Protea Hotels really takes guest service to new levels in South Africa.”
A stand-out aspect of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn is its spacious and adaptable
conferencing facilities. The ground floor can accommodate up to 350 delegates and the first
floor up to 250 delegates. Each of the large spaces, which is filled with natural Highveld light
from floor to ceiling windows, can also be divided in half to provide discrete, soundproof
conference rooms. On the first floor, the conference offering is further enhanced by two
conference suites which consist of a boardroom with an en-suite lounge each. These can be
used for breakaway groups or for smaller meetings, either together or as stand-alone venues.
“There really is almost no size or shape of conferencing delegation that this hotel won’t be
able to accommodate, and with the luxury of 250 secure underground parking bays, we
know beyond the shadow of a doubt that we are giving Pretoria something it has never had
before. Also, our young and forward-thinking food and beverage department is going to be
offering conference meals and snacks that are not the usual fare conference delegates are
used to,” Bryer said.
Bookings for Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! opened late last year and the TEAM is excited about
welcoming its first guests in the second half of March.
Bryer said: “Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! has proven a game-changing lifestyle hospitality brand in
the two cities it has opened in and we are very excited to see how Pretoria reacts to its
newest and hippest hot spot.”
For more information
Senior Account Director Irvine Bartlett
(+27) 21 462-4033
083 700 8213
About Protea Hotels:
Protea Hotels is Africa's leading hotel group and has a footprint of more than 116 properties
throughout South Africa and six other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia,
Ghana and Uganda 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, the winner of 5 Coolest Hotel
Group awards in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys and the winner of the Ask Africa
South African Customer Service Award 2013. The hotel group was bought by Marriott
International in April 2014 and forms part of Marriott’s global brand portfolio made up of 18
brands that operate more than 4 000 hotels in 79 countries. Follow us on twitter@ProteaHotels
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in
Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and
reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and
franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including: Marriott
Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels,
Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites,
SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Protea Hotels, Marriott Executive
Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club. Marriott has more than 361,000 people working
worldwide at managed or franchised properties and corporate offices. Marriott has been
consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company
also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-
Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 49 million members. For more information
or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company
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