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Palatial Palazzo to Undergo R60 Million Refurb 


The palatial Palazzo, Montecasino hotel in the heart of Fourways, Sandton – a property that celebrates its 13th anniversary later this year – will be undergoing a refurbishment of all rooms and the addition of a new function venue, commencing at the end of September.


“We pride ourselves on our reputation for providing ‘the velvet touch’ to guests, and this refurb will ensure that we maintain the high standard of refined elegance and opulence that have become the hallmarks of the property since we opened in November 2000,” comments Robert Jasper, General Manager of the Palazzo, Montecasino.


Under the watchful eye of David Muirhead and Associates, all 246 rooms will undergo a transformation, giving the luxurious rooms a contemporary colour palette in elegant fabrics and wall finishes.


The refurbishment forms part of Tsogo Sun’s strategy of focusing on organic growth in the current financial year, and sees an investment of R60 million by the group. “We will be refreshing the entire experience and focusing on all the finishes and details that will distinguish the hotel for our discerning hotel guests, such as guest amenities, lighting and electronics,” continues Jasper.


“In addition to the room refurbishment, and in response to our guests’ valued feedback, we will also be building a function venue in the garden alongside the colonnade leading through to the Montecasino complex. This will ensure that we can accommodate the demand for additional restaurant and function space,” says Jasper.


The refurbishment will begin at the end of September in the west wing of the hotel and it is expected that the fourth and fifth floors will be completed by mid-December, with the first three floors following by mid June. The new function venue will also be completed within the first half of 2014.


Epitomising true style and luxury, the Palazzo Montecasino, which is arguably the most beautiful hotel in Johannesburg, offers world-class facilities for the leisure and business traveler, including a variety of tastefully decorated rooms that vary from the palatial 600m2 penthouse to the luxurious deluxe, superior and standard rooms, catering for all tastes and travel requirements.


The Palazzo, Montecasino is perfectly located in the upmarket suburb of Fourways, Johannesburg, a mere 15 minutes from Sandton, South Africa’s business hub, 40 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and 20 minutes from Lanseria International Airport. The hotel forms part of the award-winning Montecasino entertainment complex, which offers guests an endless variety of entertainment options.


Guests can enjoy leisure time around the magnificent outdoor swimming area which offers a light menu as well as African-inspired massage treatments available at one of the four poolside gazebos.


Dining is a true culinary experience in the Medeo Restaurant which serves a menu encompassing the flavours of the Mediterranean and offers both carefully selected South African and international wines.


The Palazzo, Montecasino is one of eight deluxe properties within Tsogo Sun’s portfolio of over 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles.



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