The Rugby World Cup is around the corner and “Destiny is knocking again. When we stand together we are unstoppable…” That’s according to the #HomeGroundAdvantage SA Rugby social media campaign for the RWC. And that’s Tsogo Sun’s commitment to the Springboks as they celebrate 20 years since South Africa’s first RWC win and prepare to battle it out for the top trophy in world rugby for the third time.
“We have been partners with SA Rugby since our RWC win in 1995 – and we’re proud to Get Behind the Boks through our “Fly The Flag” initiative, which will run alongside the SA Rugby campaign as a powerful demonstration of support for the Springboks,” says Tsogo Sun’s Director of Marketing Noëleen Bruton.
For a two month period, the public will be invited to sign a good luck message to the Springboks on a ribbon, using one of the ribbon devices at Tsogo Sun properties around the country. These ribbons will then be sewn together to form a 3m x 8m flag that will be displayed on the Montecasino Piazza. A smaller replica of this flag will also be handed over at the Springbok send-off ceremony at Montecasino on 11 September.
The ‘Fly The Flag” campaign runs from 24 June to 25 August when all the signed ribbons will be collected and assembled to create the flag. For a week before the send-off ceremony, the flag will be on display at Montecasino to build further support for the Springboks.
“We’ve created a campaign that would give Springbok fans the chance to do something tangible in support of their team; to be involved in a unifying project that will no doubt be inspiring and encouraging for the Boks as they face this mighty challenge,” says Bruton.
Another exciting competition that also forms part of the Tsogo Sun RWC initiatives is campaign where a fan and five friends can win a weekend at the Palazzo Penthouse to watch the final game at Montecasino Boktown, as well as a host of great prizes from major sponsors, simply by posting the best Springbok supporters selfie.
The Palazzo Hotel in Montecasino is like stepping into some Mediterranean paradise world complete with opulent and glamorous style, the likes of which you won't forget in a hurry!
Whether one is visiting from overseas, somewhere within our country or you just need a recharge night away from home...the Palazzo is the perfect choice.
On arrival the friendly staff make you feel at ease and welcome with a refreshment whilst the check-in process occurs at a very speedy pace with genuine smiles all round.
The rooms are a dream with the most wonderful decor and perfect finishes which will make you want to kick back and relax as soon as you walk through the door. Notably the usual hotel noises one would hear during a stay seem to be very muted in this establishment, a huge plus for a getaway.
After a magnificent night's sleep in one of the most comfortable beds known to man, one can delight in the breakfast on offer in the dining room. The staff are friendly, helpful and very timeous in bringing whatever you may need to your table. Special mention must go to Richard who had a smile that could light up the sky and also to the chef for the best eggs Benedict I have ever tasted.
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The Palazzo at Montecasino has a delightful new function venue on offer for smaller, more intimate occasions.
Rosa, gets its name from the location, as it overlooks the rose garden, giving it a tranquil feel whilst offering character and ambience.
The overall look is still in keeping with the charming Italian feel that Montecasino and the Palazzo are known for, but Rosa also brings a slightly Provençal vibe to the area.
Designed for smaller events, special events or intimate functions, the layout can be changed to suit your get together. Options include a long table, perfect for a party of 50 people, or if you'd prefer single tables, one can seat 40 people comfortably.
There is also the cocktail option on offer which can cater for 60 people.
Rosa offers a wide variety of delicious food and beverage options prepared by some of Tsogo Sun's top chefs who memorably cater for every occasion.
Jessica Beam is a girl who knows how to party. Only lately she's been forgetting to turn up for work on time. Or in clean clothes. Down on her luck, out of a job and homeless, Jess seeks the help of her long-lost grandmother.
Things aren't going well for Matilda Beam, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, her mortgage repayments are staggering and her granddaughter wears neon Wonderbras.
When a lifeline from a London publisher arrives, the pair have an opportunity to secure the roof over their heads - by invigorating the Good Woman guides and transforming modern, rebellious Jess into a demure vintage lady.
The true test of their make-over will be to capture the heart of notorious London playboy Leo Frost and prove that Matilda's guides still work. It's going to take commitment, nerves of steel and one seriously pointy bra to pull this off . . .
Imagine if there was really a guide that worked for the modern-day girl to capture her knight in shining armour.
This book paints a picture of how it possibly could work by using old fashioned methods to get the man. It is an easy, fun read and can definitely apply to women of all ages who are in the market for a good man. I love how the generations are brought together with the advice from Jessica's grandmother that newfound relationship ultimately helps her to understand her flaws and enable her to grow up at the same time. There is also the friendship that Jessica finds along the way which is simply surprising and lovely.
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Found inside the pretty courtyards of 44 Stanley is one of the city's most attractive beer gardens. Craft beer gastro pubs are popping up all over Johannesburg at the moment and are all the rage.There are some that miss the mark quite badly, but Stanley Beer Yard hits the spot perfectly. For those that are tired of the same old, Stanley Beer Yard is something very unique and special.
Inside is a gorgeous hunting-lodge style interior with leather armchairs, antique curios and a huge log fire and outside long tables sit beneath the olive trees. The ambiance includes live music on Saturdays, retro DJ’s who play vinyl and alternative country tunes. Whether mixing on the communal outdoor tables on a Saturday afternoon or lounging inside at the giant fireplace on a cold winter’s eve, you’re certain to feel contented amongst like-minded souls. Very popular venue for corporate lunches and functions. A few weddings have also been hosted there.
Stanley Beer Yard specialises in craft beer (commercial beers are conspicuous by their absence), boutique wines not found in many places and an eclectic selection of meals such as grilled German sausages, Karoo Tjops, Veg & Haloumi Kebabs, Mediterranean, Cheese and Cured meats board, Rib Eye with a Morrocan rub, Mouille (mussels) and fritte, pregos, salads and Lindt
chocolate brownies. The setting is perfect for an afternoon or evening out and a fabulous location in any season with friends, family or collleagues.
You can contact the Stanley Beer Yard on (011)482 5791 for enquiries or bookings.
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