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“Possibly one of the most exciting developments in the city has been the opening of 012Precinct, four trendy new multifunctional inner-city venues,” Tshwane Tourism Association’s Chairperson, Bronwen Cadle de Ponte said in an interview with Daily Travel and Meetings Buyer earlier this year. “Cleverly named for the city’s dialling code – 012 – the venues have already successfully hosted events from conferences to concerts and corporate functions to hip markets.”
Cadle de Ponte’s analysis of the new venue is an indictment of the goals driving the City of Tshwane’s evolution at present, paving the way for numerous eateries, museums, retail outlets and hotels to thrive.
“Driven by passion for the inner city, the vision of 012Precinct is to build and grow a precinct in which people live, work and play. The venue comprises a number of closely situated buildings that enable diverse, rich experiences for people or companies that need a venue for their event.”
Made up of 012Central, 012 Central Bank Towers, 012 Central Jardown and 012Central Prinschurch, everything from bars, to events, to architecture and culture are covered. And in regards to the former, it also provides a platform for the nationally famous outlets to strut their stuff; in this case the African Beer Emporium takes centre stage to deliver “local and foreign visitors a taste of Africa in an unprecedented way and with exceptional style”, Cadle de Ponte enthused.
She continued: “New on the horizon is Time Square at Menlyn Maine, which will offer a five-star Sun International hotel with 100 luxury rooms and 10 suites to cater for the diplomatic travel market, support the business traveller and encourage overnight stays in Tshwane and accommodate gambling patrons over weekends.
“Another exciting development that is being anticipated is the new Radisson RED hotel, part of the Loftus Park complex in the city, and is expected to open before the one planned for Cape Town.”
012 hosts events from conferences to concerts and corporate functions to hip markets
Sun International Hotel
Radisson RED Hotel