Premier Hotel & Resorts recently hosted a SOD turning ceremony in Thohoyandou to mark the building of its 25th hotel in the hospitality Group. Premier Hotel Thohoyandou, situated in the far Northern part of Limpopo Province, will be a major milestone in the tourism sector and will serve as a catalyst to many economic developments planned for the region.
The Premier Hotels development on the north-eastern edge of the town will be a modern build, with a touch of African flair, very similar to its OR Tambo hotel. The facade will be stone as opposed to brick with numerous environmentally-friendly aspects. With close to 8697m2 of usable space, the hotel will accommodate 120 rooms, conference space to host up to 450 delegates for conferences for local business in the area or celebratory functions, a business suite, bar & restaurant with wine bar, outdoor pool and gym facility.
“A project of this magnitude is critical in creating job opportunities. During the construction phase, the project will employ the region of 480 jobs varying from unskilled local construction labour to highly skilled artisans, project managers and the like. When the hotel officially opens, it will also employ 85 permanent workers, 30-40 contract/ part-time staff improving the livelihood of the local families”, says Samuel Nassimov, MD of Premier Hotels & Resorts.