Protea Hotel Wanderers Launches

Protea Hotels is proud to announce the launch of its newest Premier Protea Hotel - Protea Hotel Wanderers. Situated within the secure grounds of the Wanderers Club, the R100-million project, bordering Johannesburg`s prestigious suburbs of Illovo and Sandton, is set to impress when it opens its doors to the public for the first time during October this year.

“We are proud to be able to boast over 100 hotels in the Protea Group, operating in 10 African countries and Indian Ocean Island countries. We are particularly excited about the Protea Hotels Wanderers, which, in its complete state far surpasses our highest expectations.” says Arthur Gillis, Managing Director of Protea Hotels.

Protea believes that because of their well established brand, their strong sales and marketing team and their previous experience in over-supplied markets, they are sure to succeed with the Protea Hotel Wanderers, despite a perceived over-supply of hotels in Gauteng. The hotel is ideally located for both the local business market and international tourist market, not to mention their unparalleled leisure and sporting facilities.

The hotel consists of 231 up-market bedrooms, which are modern in both décor and facilities. Rooms range from Standard Double to Presidential and Deluxe Suites. Hotel guests will automatically become temporary honorary members of the Wanderers Club which, in addition to the hotel facilities, offers an unprecedented selection of conference venues and restaurants and a range of sporting and recreational facilities. These include an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, bowling greens, swimming pools and squash courts, to name a few.

The Protea Hotel Wanderers is a joint venture between UK-based Morrison Construction Group PLC, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of SA Ltd., Ebuhlanti Investment (Pty)Ltd. and Africa`s largest hotel group Protea Hotels. Morrison holds 50% of the Equity and are the project managers, while the balance lies with the remaining partners. Protea Hotels were awarded the contract for the 100m project last September, ahead of a number of international brands.