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Monday, May 20, 2013

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, One Magnificent Complex

The first phase of the R220 million transformation of Southern Sun's Elangeni & Maharani hotel into one magnificent complex is now complete.

The revamped Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel represents Tsogo Sun's continuing commitment to Durban's Golden Mile. Commenting on this, Mayor of eThekwini James Nxumalo, says, "Private sector investment into the Golden Mile is essential to the revival of an area that has so much potential to bring local and international tourists flocking to KwaZulu Natal.

The refurbishment of the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel will ensure a significant boost for the beachfront as visitors are attracted by both the business and leisure facilities now offered by a complex that has achieved greatly improved aesthetics and enhanced service offerings, located in a convenient and spectacular position on the Golden Mile."

The first phase of the project, which has just been completed, includes the total refurbishment of the Maharani Tower, including the bedrooms, core infrastructure, the conference centre and public areas; substantial new food and beverage offerings within the Elangeni Tower; the rework of the Porte Cochere's creating a sense of arrival and better access to the complex; and the renovation of the external building facades.

The complex facilities include 734 stylish bedrooms; two well-equipped gyms; three swimming pools, with one heated pool; free Wi Fi connectivity; 15 meeting and conference rooms; two fully- equipped business centres; and 11 restaurants and bars.

The restaurants include new offerings ranging from The Grill Jichana, the Panorama Bar & Pool Deck, and the Ocean Breeze Restaurant, to old favourites such as Daruma, Durban's iconic Japanese restaurant, the Lingela Restaurant and Piatto Mediterranean Kitchen.

"We're proud to be able to showcase our dynamic new hotel offering that epitomises our vision to provide the greatest possible variety of quality hospitality, leisure, gaming, and entertainment experiences at every one of our destinations. I've no doubt that it will delight and inspire all its guests for many years to come, adding to the growth and development of Durban as one of South Africa's leading tourism attractions," concludes Graham Wood, Managing Director of Tsogo Sun - hotels.

For more information go to or follow Tsogo Sun on @tsogosun.

About Tsogo Sun

Tsogo Sun is the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a vast variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, and Seychelles.

The company's hospitality interests offer the widest distribution of hotels in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded Deluxe Hotels and well-known trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and Formula 1 hotels.

The exciting urban and resort casino portfolio includes the most popular entertainment destinations, strategically located throughout South Africa. In the Gauteng province, Tsogo Sun owns the group's flagship property, Montecasino in Fourways, which features, amongst other attractions, the award-winning Teatro; Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park in Southern Johannesburg; and Silverstar Casino to the West in Krugersdorp. Additional properties are owned and operated in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, including the jewel on Durban's Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

Tsogo Sun ("TSH") is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The key shareholders of Tsogo Sun are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited ("HCI"), a JSE listed investment holding company, and SABMiller PLC ("SABM"), the London listed brewing company. The remaining shareholding is held by various financial institutions and the general public.

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