Melrose Arch Hotel ups intimacy level

2012-10-16 15:16
Johannesburg - The designer African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel’s March Restaurant is to undergo an extensive revamp, focusing on dining privacy and intimacy. The designer African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel’s March Restaurant is undergoing an extensive revamp over the festive season to offer even more dining options to visitors and guests.

The timing of the redesign has been calculated to cause the least disruption to guests. African Pride Hotels Group Marketing and Advertising Manager Nicholas Barenblatt says the new design will focus on dining privacy and intimacy.

“Hotel spaces need to evolve with the changing desires and needs of our GUESTS and hoteliers must listen to and act on these trends in order to remain relevant.

“In this case it’s the desire for more intimate spaces; they want fine dining experiences that offer a measure of privacy in which to conduct business so we’re remodelling the restaurant space to accommodate this trend.”

Barenblatt says besides the general restaurant floor space, five private dining venues are being created with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment to allow for meetings that require catering.

The restaurant will be closed from 1 December 2012 to 1 February 2013 and the hotel has made the following arrangements regarding breakfast during this period to ensure that guests are not inconvenienced:

•    An intimate high end continental breakfast will be served in the Library Bar for guests.
•    Breakfast alternatives will be offered at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch, Tasha’s and JB’s corner that will be billed back to guest's rooms. Complimentary shuttles will run to Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch and Tasha’s every morning.

The following facilities will still be fully operational with no interruption:
•    24-hour Hotel In Room Dining
•    Library Bar
•    Pool Bar
•    Conferencing

The new restaurant will have 122 seats and the dining experience will be chic, elegant and contemporary.

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