Premier Hotel & Resorts recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in Thohoyandou to mark the building of the hospitality gourp’s 25th hotel in the portfolio.

Tsakani Masia, who attracted the interests of the Premier Hotel & Resorts, is the owner of African Century Group, and the founder of the project, reports Ghanamama.

Premier Hotel Thohoyandou, situated in the far north of Limpopo Province, will be the biggest in its area, according to South Africa Today. It is located in close proximity to the Kruger National Park’s Punda Maria gate.

The hotel will be a modern build, with a touch of African flair. The facade will be stone as opposed to brick, with numerous environmentally friendly aspects planned.

With almost 8 697sqm of usable space, the hotel will have 120 rooms, a conference space to host up to 450 delegates for conferences or celebratory functions, a business suite, a bar, a restaurant with a wine bar, an outdoor pool and a gym facility.

The four-star hotel and conferencing centre, set to open its doors in May 2023, is intended to serve both institutional and travel demands, according to The construction of the project is the responsibility of African Century Group and Nakiseni Business Enterprise, with input from Premier.

The hotel is expected to create numerous jobs, both through its construction and through needed permanent employees once it has opened. “A project of this magnitude is critical in creating job opportunities,” says MD of Premier Hotels & Resorts, Samuel Nassimov.

“During the construction phase, the project will employ in the region of 480 jobs varying from unskilled local construction labour through to highly skilled artisans, project managers and the like. When the hotel officially opens, it will also employ 85 permanent workers and 30-40 contract/part time staff, improving the livelihood of the local families,” Nassimov concludes.

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