The Fire Has Been Ignited at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn Construction On Track
THE FIRE HAS BEEN IGNITED: PROTEA HOTEL FIRE & ICE! MENLYN CONSTRUCTION ON TRACKFebruary 2013: Construction of Pretoria’s trendiest hotel, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn, is ontracks with the foundations for the six-storey building already complete.The hotel is under construction in Summit Place, a new development opposite the MenlynPark Mall. Summit Place is a new commercial precinct that is being developed opposite thepopular Pretoria shopping mecca and the hotel will be the flagship property in thedevelopment.Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn will open in the first quarter of 2014.The hotel will have 178 rooms, a restaurant, unique bar and lifestyle spaces, conferencecentre, swimming pool, and approximately 220 underground parking bays.It will boast 10 suites and 40 inter-leading rooms.Protea Hospitality Group CEO Arthur Gillis says the build is on track and the designers are inthe process of sourcing all the materials that will be needed to create the hotel’s unique andexciting interior that can be described as “indoor/outdoor urban luxury”.“All the entertainment areas are on one level, so the vibe and energy of the experience willbe felt from check in till check out.“The pool deck is the main focal point. It will contain private pods with fireplaces ideal forsocialising, meeting and entertaining.”Gillis says the conference centre will also be a key facility for this hotel because of theincreasing market demand for conferencing, training, events and launches.“The conference centre is an incredible space. It’ll be a double storey facility whichcomprises of two large multi-use conference venues accommodating up to 450 delegates.The ground floor will have a ramp to allow for easy access for product and vehicle launchesand there are also 4 board or meeting rooms ideal for strategic meetings, board meetings orbreakaway rooms.”The hotel is aimed at travellers who are young at heart who enjoy being amidst theenergetic urban vibe of city life. It will have a unique style, but still conform to the brandessence of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! being a space which is experiential, young thinking andedgy.