Two Jo’burg hotels reopen and rebrand


City Lodge Hotel Group is pleased to announce the imminent reopening of two more of its properties, which have been rebranded while they were closed. City Lodge Hotel Eastgate (previously Courtyard Hotel Eastgate) and Road Lodge Sandton (previously Town Lodge Sandton, Grayston Drive) are set to reopen on 21 June 2021. This will bring to 57 the number of hotels in the Group now up and running again, with only six due to reopen as demand dictates.

The rebranded City Lodge Hotel Eastgate retains its elegant and comfortable aesthetic as it is repositioned to better suit the market needs of the area. With the bulk of guests staying in this hotel on the East Rand while on business, it made sense to rebrand the property as the more widely recognised City Lodge Hotel and reprice it accordingly so as to offer great value in the area.

The 69-room City Lodge Hotel Eastgate is conveniently located close to major highways, the OR Tambo International Airport, shopping and entertainment destinations, and business and leisure hubs. Accommodation is split into studio, one- and two-bedroom units, each with a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and coffee machine, iron and ironing board, electronic safe, and well-appointed bathroom. All units have private access, making them ideal for travellers’ keen to avoid public spaces as a result of the pandemic. There are also specially designed rooms available for the physically disabled.

Two meeting venues consist of a 32-seater conference room and eight-seater boardroom, currently reduced to a 16-seater and four-seater respectively as per Covid-19 physically distanced protocols. Guests can enjoy a full breakfast, lunch and dinner at the brand’s signature #Café restaurant, and spend time relaxing in the sundowner bar, take a dip in the swimming pool and keep up their exercise regimen in the fitness room. As with all of the Group’s hotels, wi-fi is free and fast and there is plenty of free, secure parking.

The 213-room Road Lodge Sandton hotel is ideally located in the business, leisure, retail, dining and entertainment destination of Sandton. It is close to Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, major corporate offices, highways and the Gautrain Sandton Station for easy access to OR Tambo International Airport.

Rooms have double or twin beds with en-suite bathroom with shower; television with selected DStv channels and radio stations; tea and coffee making facilities; and electronic safe. Interleading family rooms are available and selected rooms are designed for the physically disabled. The hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast as well as limited lunch and dinner options, plus a sundowner bar allowing guests to enjoy a drink overlooking the swimming pool.