Posted on 1/22/2014 1:34 PM By SuperUser Account
Two things complete a romantic getaway, the destination and accommodation. A destination seldom disappoints, at times it completes the holiday. The same could be said about accommodation, a comfortable stay lingers in one’s memory for a lifetime. Romantic getaways mean being whisked away with your soul mate. At times we all wish to go on an unforgettable holiday with our loved ones. Whether your getaway is a weekend or a week, accommodation must be of the finest quality.
One hotel which continues to surpass expectation is the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre. What makes this hotel ideal is its location, situated only 7 kilometers from OR Tambo International; travelling to and from the airport is a simple exercise thanks to a complimentary shuttle. With 15 years of success in hospitality, The Birchwood Hotel offers guests that much needed personal touch.
The hotel’s trained and experienced staff prides itself in offering only the best service for all its guests. Couples can enjo ...
Posted on 1/6/2014 4:29 PM By SuperUser Account
Safety is the last thing most people think about when staying at a Johannesburg hotel. In fact, safety is the last thing anyone considers because we all believe that the hotel is safe and secure. However, a number of things can happen some of which are unavoidable. Fires, break-ins and terrorist attacks are just some of the things that could happen. Our advice is that you need to take a few precautions to protect you against the most common risks such as a burglary.
We list the top hotel safety tips
Before your Stay
· Before making your booking, start by doing your homework. Take a closer look at the security situation in the city or nearby towns you’ll be visiting. Does the area have a high crime rate? Are the neighborhoods or towns secure and safe? Also, look at the location of the hotel. Is the hotel situated in an upscale residential neighborhood, busy district or commercial area? Is there a nearby police station? These are factors which must be looked at very closely and c ...
Posted on 1/3/2014 10:59 AM By SuperUser Account
When people are traveling, they seldom think about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy food is the last thing on their minds. A number of people end up eating greasy fast food and some stop their usual exercise routine. Staying active is very important and a number of hotels offer facilities such as gyms and spas. Losing weight might not be possible; however, maintaining your weight is possible especially if you’re on a diet. You can eat healthy and stay active no matter what kind of trip you’re taking. On the Plane · International flights are long, however, just because you’re stuck on a plane for hours does not mean you have to eat unhealthy meat and starchy sides the airlines call food. If you’re looking at bringing your own food, think about snaking on healthy food. This includes bananas, apples, nuts, carrots and celery sticks. Include energy bars. Most airlines provide bottled water and provide healthy sandwiches. Also, most menus are more healt ...
Posted on 5/3/2013 11:44 AM By SuperUser Account
Enjoy an ice-cold drink as you watch the planes land at OR Tambo International Airport while listening to their live communication from the cockpit. Adding to this, you can marvel at the real Boeing Cockpit in the bar! For the night owls, downstairs is a great nightclub where you can party until the sun comes up.
Call (011) 897-0106 for more information.
Unlimited Events (UE) is the appointed on-site function company that specializes in themed functions & events. In the function decor industry, quality is a deciding factor when determining the success of any function. Unlimited Events decor prides itself on not only exceptional high quality, but consistency as well. Being passionate about making your vision possible, each member of the team at Unlimited Events Decor is aware of the latest trends and developments within the industry. With a comprehensive supply of linen, backdrops and much more, Unlimited Events Decor is the only call you need to make when it comes to fulfilling their clients function decor needs.
Posted on 11/27/2012 3:33 PM By SuperUser Account
Birchwood Hotel Johannesburg is the ideal hotel to book for your holiday accommodation in South Africa. This is because the Birchwood Johannesburg Hotel provides a wide range of facilities such as conferencing, banqueting, restaurants, recreation and much more.
Birchwood Johannesburg Hotel Location
When planning your holiday for South Africa, you need to choose a hotel that is conveniently located and close to shopping malls, airport, and other places of interest. Birchwood Hotel Johannesburg
is situated very close to the Johannesburg International Airport, surrounded by a mall and easily accessible.
Extras by Birchwood Hotel Johannesburg
If you will be looking for recreational facilities such as Gym, Spa and Entertainment, Birchwood Hotel has all these facilities in-house.
Birchwood Hotel also offers additional services such as Airport Transfers
, Car Hire, Décor, as well as tours and transfers to Soweto and the Lion & Rhino Park.
Host Your Wedding at a Johannesburg Hotel
If you wish to tie the knot during the holidays, you can also get in touch with Birchwood Johannesburg Hotel for assistance regarding how you can host your wedding at Birchwood Hotel
. They have a team of well trained and experienced wedding planners that can help you make your wedding a success.
For more information regarding any of the above facilities, simply complete our Enquiry Form
and a member of the Birchwood Hotel Johannesburg will contact you.
Posted on 11/16/2012 3:32 PM By SuperUser Account
The economic hub of the country has many hotels because of the massive amounts of people that do their business here. A Johannesburg hotel has to have everything to compete in this highly specialised market.
Johannesburg Hotels equipped for business has the following:
This is, besides the rooms, the most important part of a Johannesburg hotel
. Airport hotels have massive conference rooms
because it is convenient for international business travellers. Arguably the best airport in the country is situated in Johannesburg which South Africans and international guests use everyday. The amounts of travellers that occupy the hotel has taught these Johannesburg hotels
to run a efficient and professional conference. The conference centres are all equipped with breakaway rooms, sufficient space and video and audio support.
Business centres in rooms
In addition to conference centres
the visitors have to be able to access the internet in their rooms and work after hours. This is why Johannesburg hotels
have tables, stationary and Wi-Fi connection in the rooms.
Spa and wellness areas
Those stressed out because of the demands of their business, so these guests can relax at the spa or wellness areas. Spa’s are very diverse areas in the Johannesburg hotels
with so many different types of treatments that they will be able to let even the most stressed guests relax.
The Johannesburg hotels
should either have a few different restaurants or be a stones throw away from a food court or a cluster of establishments that serve food. One restaurant is normally not enough because guests have different dietary needs and preferences.
These rooms are not necessarily low quality rooms, they just have the bare essentials. These are for guests who fly regularly and only need a bed to sleep in. This must preferably be at a Johannesburg hotel airport
Posted on 10/31/2012 3:31 PM By SuperUser Account
The wedding reception venues that fulfil your ideal requirements are very hard to find and because your wedding day is one of the biggest days of a person’s life you cannot take it lightly. The county has many lodges, farms, hotels, resorts, country houses and castles that try to cater to a bride’s every need but it is tough to provide the perfect day.
The venue must be able to accommodate 20 more guests that you want to invite, people forget that there should be room for the staff to move around, video and photography crews and last minute invites. Hiring a wedding reception venues
and filling it to the brim will cramp everyone up, remove some of the dance floor space and could put a damper on your whole night.
The correct catering services and décor the bride wants is sometimes hard to find. The picture in her head is sometimes hard to replicate and is easier if the wedding reception venue
has a proven track record. After years they hear all types of requests and will have the décor in stock. If they cant give the couple their requested décor they should be willing to outsource these services.
Brides compare all the wedding reception venues
in the area and look at all the facilities on offer. The main requirements are sufficient bathrooms, ample dance space, a large bar and over night accommodation for those who aren’t in the mood to travel late at night.
Parking for your guests can be a problem especially in a densely populated town or city. Paying for parking and tough terrain can deter guests from coming to the reception.
Sound systems, power outlets and a designated space for all the needed equipment is very important. Wedding receptions marred by technical difficulties are boring and uneventful.
Posted on 10/30/2012 3:30 PM By SuperUser Account
Finding the right business conference and accommodation facility as an event organizer is critical for the success of your event. There are several things you need to take into consideration when planning for your business meeting or even, which will make your event successful and memorable. Event organizers are tasked to put together an event which people will talk about for a long time and never forget.
Factors to Consider when Hiring a Conference and Accommodation Facility
- Capacity – You have to establish if the conference and accommodation facility in question has adequate space and room to cater for all your attendees.
- Accommodation – Find out if the Hotel will provide your guests with accommodation for the duration of the event, to prevent them from commuting to and from the hotel on a daily basis.
- Budget – Ensure that the conference and accommodation facilities both fit into your event budget.
- Conference Facilities – Investigate if the conference facility caters for all your business event needs. Check for things like high speed internet, video player, presentation screens, flip chart and so on.
- Location – Find out if the hotel is located near town, shops and other places that your guests may want to visit during their stay at the hotel.
Birchwood Hotel has world class and popular business conference
and accommodation facilities to suit any type of meeting or business event. If you’re looking for a location in South Africa to host your business event, then Birchwood Hotel has the right solution for you. Simply complete our Enquiry Form
and a member of the Birchwood Hotel staff will contact you shortly.
Posted on 10/24/2012 3:30 PM By SuperUser Account
Choosing a venue for conference can be a confusing undertaking for many, as it entails ensuring that the venue is right for the conference, there is enough space to accommodate your guests as well as the availability of equipment to make the conference a success. There is a need to properly plan for the conference and assess the venue for the conference before committing.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Venue for Conference
Below is a list of factors one needs to consider when selecting the right venue for a conference, any of the below factors if not taken into consideration, may negatively affect the success of your conference.
- Value For Money – When you are shopping around for a conference venue, you need to consider the value for your money. You will need to look at a conference venue that has extra facilities at the same price.
- Space – Consider the availability of space, to ensure that the venue for your conference can accommodate all your guests.
- Reputation – Assess the reputation of the company or hotel providing the conference facilities before selecting the venue for your conference. You might want to choose a credible company but at a reasonable price.
- Facilities – Contact the company or hotel offering conferencing facilities and find out what facilities come as part of the conference venue. This will enable you to choose a company that provides you with the most conferencing facilities at the same price.
- Adaptability – You might want to find out how adaptable the venue for the conference is. Find out if the conference venue can suit many different types of conference types to ensure that you choose the right conferencing solution.
If you’re looking for a venue to host your next conference, we can develop a custom conferencing solution for you at an affordable price, with 5 star facilities. Simply complete our Enquiry Form
for further assistance. Find out more on Conferencing
Posted on 10/24/2012 3:28 PM By SuperUser Account
Choosing the between all the available wedding reception venues is one of the most difficult decisions to make when planning any wedding. Wedding venues are normally overpriced and underperforming and should be scrutinised. There are so many factors that influence the choice of venue and here are the most important ones:
Availability – The wedding reception venues should be available on the date of the wedding. Holding a reception on a different day than the wedding isn’t just unfeasible its pure lunacy, especially if you have family and friends who come from far.
Bar – When the bar closes so does the wedding, this is a harsh reality of any wedding. Make sure that the bar is fully stocked, staffed and open until late. Nothing kills a reception faster than a slow bar that closes early.
Dance floor – One of the best parts of a wedding is to dance and having sufficient room for guests to enjoy themselves on the dance floor is extremely important. The dance floor should also be in the middle of al the tables, this makes the first dance and father daughter dance easy for everyone to see.
Sound equipment – DJ, speakers, microphones and visual aides are all that is needed but sometimes when there is a malfunction it can be disastrous. Make sure the wedding reception venues have back-up equipment, a wedding with terrible sound is an unpleasant one that always ends very early.
Tables and catering – The types of tables determines the seating charts, round tables require different arrangements than rectangular tables. If the hotel has catering facilities than it eliminates the need to hire external catering services.
Accommodation – Your guests must have the option to sleep over, even if the majority doesn’t it is better to have that option available to them. Always provide your guests with alternative options even if it is different rooms at the same wedding reception venues.