THE Drakensberg is unquestionably one of South Africa’s most magnificent natural creations. The magic of the expansive Drakensberg Mountains is a treasure to behold and is the picturesque background to Tsogo Sun’s Drakensberg Sun Resort. To ensure that the resort remains a family favourite destination, Tsogo Sun embarked on an extensive refurbishment project to the value of approximately R25 million.
The mammoth refurbishment of the main building took 11 months to complete, giving guests a modern and contemporary mountain hotel-experience with a renovation of all areas within the hotel. Spacious guest bedrooms with striking views of the Drakensberg Mountains received new hotel friendly flat screen TV’s, glass fronted fridges,new dressing tables/desks with granite tops and desk chairs that adds extra comfort to the rooms.
All the bedrooms are now boasting modern soft furnishings and the bathrooms have been completely stripped and re-finished with stone-type porcelain tiles, a porcelain floor, timber finishes and all the modern fixtures and accessories required to create a fresh, invigorating experience.
The magnificent Presidential Suite at the Drakensberg Sun Resort promises to pamper the most discerning guest. The entire suite has had a makeover complete with a bathroom revamp and new furnishings and finishes.
Marble and timber are complemented throughout with contemporary velvets and cottons
to create a relaxed, comfortable and elegant ambience.
Tsogo Sun contracted Falconer Design as the Interior Design and Project Managers for this exhilarating makeover. Throughout the entire refurbishment project Falconer Design focused on the environment, ensuring that the design always kept the saving of water resources and electrical energy in mind, and replaced all the pipework throughout the main building.
“This project also included the public areas with the lounge and reception having a fresh new makeover with lighter fabrics and new lighting. The bar has been redecorated, refurbished and renamed! Now called the Grotto Lounge, the bar includes wall murals that create an exciting feeling of ‘being in the grotto’. A firm favourite with families, the main pool has been re-marbelited and features a permanent umbrella solution combined with brand new pool side furniture. The rejuvenated public spaces promises comfort and
style to match the warmth and elegance of the resort,” says Darron Moore, General Manager at the Drakensberg Sun Resort.
The resort has 30 chalets and 32 apartments which are also being refurbished and aims for completion in May 2014. The re-invigorated chalets and apartments will be modernised family spaces, decorated in warm and inviting fabrics that will complement the American walnut joinery and Giallo Nebia granite surfaces. Guests in the chalets and apartments will delight in the installation of television units, new LED televisions in both the living
areas and the master bedrooms, media hubs and the multimedia ability of the rooms.
“At the Drakensberg Sun Resort we focus on providing our guests with the best, most comfortable experience that combines perfectly with our service ethic. With this refurbishment we combined all the things guests love,” concludes Darron Moore.