New conference centre challenges convention

Online since 11.03.2016 • Filed under Press Release • From Issue 3 - March 2016 - August 2016 page(s) 61
New conference centre challenges convention

The highly-anticipated Century City Conference Centre and Hotel is officially open for business with a significant number of confirmed bookings for 2016 already in place.

WITH Cape Town Tourism’s massive drive to market the Western Cape as a global destination for business travel, the launch of the Century City Conference Centre (CCCC) meets demands with its capacity to host up to 1 200 delegates in one venue (1 900 people in total) across 19 venues.

Designed with both hospitality and operations in mind, the advantageously located adjacent hotel – which offers 125 rooms – increases the number of rooms in the area to six hundred; all within walking distance of the Conference Centre.

The CCCC has had vast industry support from organisations that include the South African National Convention Bureau and WESGRO, as well as Derek Hanekom, the Minister of Tourism. They are all in agreement that this new development is key to promoting businesstravel to the Western Cape. Additionally, there has been a substantial private equity investment of R1-billion into this mixed-use development in the Bridgeways precinct, exposing Century City to a global audience and providing local businesses with the advantages of a spill-over effect.

Joint CEOs, Glyn Taylor and Gary Koetser, have travelled the globe extensively to draw inspiration from the best conference centres in the world and, more recently, to promote the CCCC as a world-class facility. They have been received with great interest and excitement at international annual trade shows and are gratified by a general sentiment that Cape Town is one of the leading conference destinations in the world.

Following their travels, Koetser comments: ‘It is encouraging to learn that the Western Cape is clearly seen as one of the world’s leading leisure destinations and as a forerunner for business travel globally.’ To this, Taylor adds: ‘We believe that the CCCC is a great new asset to the hospitality industry and a perfect opportunity to increase the number of business travellers to South Africa and Cape Town.’ The Century City Conference Centre and Hotel offers functional efficiency, urban integration, spirit of place, and sustainability – it encourages delegates and visitors to experience all that the Mother City has to offer.

Issue 3 - March 2016 - August 2016

Issue 3 - March 2016 - August 2016

This article was featured on page 61 of SABI Magazine Issue 3 - March 2016 - August 2016 .

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