Courtyard Hotel Rosebank reopened at the beginning of the year after suspending its services from the beginning of lockdown. It used that time wisely, though, and has refurbished its bedrooms to welcome guests with fresh furniture, furnishings and air-conditioning units. What’s more, the hotel has a number of different factors that make it an easy choice for those who want to socially distance.
The 83-room hotel is based directly opposite the Gautrain Rosebank Station and in close proximity to the many attractions of Rosebank, making it an easy choice for business and leisure. The hotel has a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom units and offers conference facilities for up to 40 people (20 during lockdown) with an eight-seater boardroom that can now accommodate four people socially distanced. The grounds include a swimming pool surrounded by gardens. The restaurant and Club Lounge ensure all meals are comfortably catered for on site. As with all City Lodge Hotel Group properties, free fast and reliable WiFi is offered as well as laundry services and secure parking.
Rooms feature a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and coffee machine (personal shopping service is offered); iron and ironing board; large electronic safe; TV with selected DStv channels and radio stations; and private access. The hotel is designed in such a way that guests are able to access their rooms directly from outside and do not have to pass through the relatively confined indoor spaces such as shared lobby or corridors, making it ideal for social distancing.
Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, chief operating officer at City Lodge Hotel Group, says, “As we reopen our hotels in a phased approach based on demand, we are keen to ensure returning business and leisure guests are offered a wow experience. Courtyard Hotel Rosebank’s refreshing of the rooms will be well-received by our regulars as well as new guests. With the hotel appealing to long- and short-stay travellers, it’s important to offer a pristine product. We have done a lot of work on enhancing the Courtyard Hotel brand offering prior to Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown, and this refurbishment ensures this property, ideally located in the heart of the Rosebank business and leisure node, remains a competitive, affordably priced accommodation option.”