As the world awaits the outcome of the FIFA World Cup some of the more glamorous spectators found time to take in The Regent – a new apartment complex destined to redefine luxury accommodation in South Africa.
Used to welcoming the most discerning guests from around the world, the property this week hosted finalists from the annual Miss World extravaganza as they visit South Africa for World Football House.
Pictured: Miss World finalists relax at The Regent, South Africa
The guests were greeted by manager Cori Terblanche as they toured the property, taking in the relaxed environment – a world away from the pressure seen on the pitch.
Speaking to Breaking Travel News The Regent manager Cori Terblanche said the event was a “special highlight” of an already exceptional summer season.
“As a hotel the Miss World event was a special highlight, to have all 32 finalists visit us was wonderful,” she added.
“A group of beautiful people truly enhance the surroundings; it was a pleasure to have them visit us.”
Set just a ten minute walk away from the vibrant Sandton business district, the peaceful ten story property houses 98 luxurious apartments. A gentle curve to the structure presents many of these with stunning views over the surrounding area.
The philosophy at The Regent is one of tranquillity; peaceful estate living within the Sandton effervescent energy.
Individual apartments are accessed via lifts from the lobby.
Miss World finalists visit The Regent
The living areas are developed on the North façade of the building and open onto a terrace. Large corner windows open the living spaces up to the surrounding views and gardens - flooding the properties with natural light.
The penthouse apartments comprise three floors; the bedroom level at the bottom, the living areas on the central level and an entertainment terrace on the roof level.
These have double the living space and include a splash pool.
The Regent manager Cori Terblanche with Miss World finalists
World Football House
The Miss World finalists are in South Africa to celebrate World Football House - taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre for the duration of the FIFA World Cup.
For the first time in its history, the event will have a showcase arena for all 32 participating teams, offering a dynamic platform to exhibit their national brand identity and to celebrate their respective cultural and commercial assets.
National pavilions accommodating all 32 teams will provide the estimated 450,000 fans visiting the world’s biggest and most widely viewed event with a unique opportunity to explore the rich diversities of the world today and to discover new cultural experiences and insights.
Views over The Regent, South Africa
World Football House will become a true “Global Village” for the duration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup providing each country with a ground breaking opportunity for destination branding and cultural and commercial exchange and visitors with a unique World Cup experience.
Founder and president of World Football House, Graham Cooke said: “The World Football House will be the showcase for all the rich diversity of culture, arts and of course sport of all 32 countries taking part in the World Cup.
“It will provide the perfect environment for fans to get a unique insight into the differing cultures of the participating teams.”
World Football House will be followed by the World Sport Destination Expo – also at the Sandton Convention Centre.
World Sport Destination Expo
Sandton Convention Centre – Johannesburg
Maude Street Sandton 2196,
Johannesburg, South Africa
July 5th to 9th 2010