Kempton Park will soon be getting a new 246-roomed hotel, as the second phase of construction at the Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre looks set to finish in November this year. The 7-storey hotel will be the final addition to the Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre offering, which already boasts a 40-roomed boutique hotel and convention centre. Once completed, the hotel will host a 220-seater restaurant, meeting rooms and a rooftop bar overlooking the OR Tambo airport, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
The project is the brainchild of local developer Zamani Letjane and the Hotel and Convention Centre is operated by BON Hotels. Speaking at a site-inspection of the property earlier this week, Letjane says the need for a substantial accommodation provider in the area is overdue. “Apart from the strategic proximity of the hotel to the airport district, our convention centre is able to accommodate as many as 2 800 delegates and in the past we have had to turn guests away,” he said.
The City of Ekurhuleni has earmarked the East Rand areas of Kempton Park, Bredell and Bapsfontein for re-development as part of the Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis project. Aimed on a global concept of a city built around an airport, the project aims to create rapid growth, and the Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre will be supporting this vision over the next few months in the creation of more than 400 jobs in construction, project management and ultimate management of the new hotel.
Commenting on Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre, Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON, says, “We are truly thrilled to be part of such an important trail-blazing development; our sales, marketing and operational teams are already stuck in, it’s all systems go!”