“Of course awards matter.” Frank Ocean, US musician

Tsogo Sun has won a plethora of awards – as a group and for four properties within the group – positioning it once again among the best in the world, the best in Africa, and the best in South Africa in a range of categories.

Tsogo Sun and Sandton Convention Centre (https://www.tsogosun.com/sandton-convention-centre-scc) took three coveted awards at the Business Traveller Awards Africa 2018 – with Tsogo Sun winning the Best South African Hotel Group and the Best Business Hotel Group in South Africa categories and Sandton Convention Centre winning the Best Large Conference Venue award.

The Business Traveller Africa Awards, launched in 2012 in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine, are aimed at the local and broader business travel community, and rewards excellence in South African business travel. Shaun Bird, GM of Sandton Convention Centre, says, “Delivering a world-class service as a leading multi-purpose venue in South Africa is at the heart of what we do – every day, and we are grateful for this validation of our efforts.”

Star Readers’ Choice voted Sandton Convention Centre as the winner in the category “Best Conference Venue Centre in Gauteng” during 2018, a certificate which allows winners to use the accolade for 12 months as part of their advertising campaigns.

On an international scale, two Tsogo Sun hotels won top honours at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards, which provides luxury hotels with global recognition for their world-class facilities and service excellence. For the seventh consecutive year, the Palazzo hotel at Montecasino won a Luxury Casino Hotel award (https://www.tsogosun.com/the-palazzo-hotel/news-and-awards) in the Africa category, and InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo moved up the charts with a global Luxury Airport Hotel award, having won in the Africa category last year (https://www.tsogosun.com/intercontinental-or-tambo-airport/news-and-awards).

Closer to home, the annual Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 celebrated the best of the best, and named Southern Sun Hyde Park – popular among Joburg’s trendy crowd – as 2018’s Best Sundowner Spot. The hotel offers breathtaking views from the rooftop deck, exhilarating Friday DJ sessions, and a fresh and innovative Island Bar menu and curated cocktail selection.

On these impressive achievements, Ravi Nadasen, COO for Tsogo Sun hotels, commented, “Tsogo Sun is always proud and delighted to be recognised as the best in our business and leisure sectors by the people and industries we are striving to serve to consistent standards of excellence. These various awards are all considered prestigious within the travel and hospitality industry and we deeply appreciate their significance.”

He adds that the group has accumulated a wide range of awards over close on 50 years of operation, and every one is highly valued. “Awards give the group a sense of well-earned pride, they inspire our people to greater heights, and they add authenticity to our promise of memorable experiences to our many guests and visitors. We can assure our customers and guests that we will not rest on our laurels, but will continue to stay focused on being the best.”

Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 13 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit https://www.tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook/TsogoSun.

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