Casino up­grade adds new sparkle

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO BUSINESS -

GUESTS at Um­folozi Ho­tel, Casino and Con­ven­tion Re­sort are in for a rather pleas­ant sur­prise the next time they visit, fol­low­ing a se­ries of ex­cit­ing up­grades that have taken place in and around the casino and en­ter­tain­ment ar­eas of the prop­erty to the value of R8.5-mil­lion.

In an ef­fort to con­tin­u­ously ex­cite and de­light val­ued guests, Um­folozi man­age­ment signed off on a se­ries of re­fur­bish­ments and up­grades to the Privé area of the casino, an ex­clu­sive area re­served for high stakes gam­ing at Um­folozi.

‘We are ex­tremely pleased with the out­come of the up­grades at Um­folozi, and we are sure Privé guests es­pe­cially will love the new look and feel of the casino and sur­rounds,’ says Gen­eral Man­ager Pam Na­gappa.’

We are al­ways in search of ways to en­hance the Um­folozi ex­pe­ri­ence for our guests, and these up­grades are just some of the ways we have iden­ti­fied in our mis­sion of main­tain­ing the ho­tel’s po­si­tion as one of KZN’s premier gam­ing and en­ter­tain­ment des­ti­na­tions.’

Key up­grades to the Privé area guests can look for­ward to in­clude the ad­di­tion of 15 new slot games, an ad­di­tional cash desk to speed up the cash-for-chip ex­change and pay­out process, a new walk-up ser­vice bar in the Privé area, and new ATM and gun safe ar­eas for added con­ve­nience and se­cu­rity.

Male and fe­male guests can also now en­joy the newly-re­vamped re­strooms in the Privé and lobby ar­eas, com­plete with brand new toi­lets with wa­ter-sav­ing fea­tures, as well as con­tem­po­rary new tiling.

To en­hance the look and feel of the cur­rent space, Um­folozi has up­dated its sig­na­ture colour pal­ette for a more so­phis­ti­cated and con­tem­po­rary aes­thetic that pays homage to its African roots, in­stalling new vi­brant­ly­pat­terned car­pet­ing, dé­cor and wall treat­ments, and light­ing fix­tures.

A se­ries of ex­quis­ite art­works and pho­tog­ra­phy pieces have also been put up around the newly ren­o­vated area to add to its ap­peal.

The ta­ble games will also be moved out of the ex­ist­ing Privé area, into a new Privé area where ta­ble gamers can en­joy Amer­i­can Roulette and Black­Jack to their heart’s con­tent.

‘To ac­com­mo­date this move, the Um­folozi crèche and much-loved Kids Zone have also been moved to ac­com­mo­date the ad­di­tion of new child-friendly re­strooms, more con­ve­niently lo­cated in these ar­eas.’

An ex­cit­ing ad­di­tion for younger vis­i­tors is the three new PlayS­ta­tion con­soles and games now avail­able in the Kids Zone area, and to give par­ents of lit­tle ones added peace of mind, the crèche cen­tre now fea­tures a new se­cu­rity fea­ture that pre­vents un­wanted ac­cess into the area.

‘We’ve stud­ied the trends in the gam­ing, en­ter­tain­ment and hos­pi­tal­ity spa­ces, and these ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ments are a di­rect re­flec­tion of our find­ings, and what we feel best suits our unique and val­ued clien­tele,’ says Na­gappa.

‘We are ready and wait­ing to wel­come lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional guests at Um­folozi Ho­tel, sit­u­ated in the heart of the Zulu King­dom.’

Gen­eral Man­ager Pam Na­gappa (right) shares her ex­cite­ment about the up­grades with con­struc­tion worker Nozipho Ndlovu

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.