The trendy and burgeoning Rosebank precinct in South Africa will become home to Southern Sun when Tsogo Sun Hotels rebrands and refurbishes its Crowne Plaza The Rosebank into Southern Sun Rosebank from 1 February 2020.
As part of the rebranding of the hotel, it will undergo an extensive refurbishment that will include the reception and lobby areas, the Circle Bar, the Fresh Restaurant, and the opening of The Grill Jichana, based on the highly acclaimed restaurant of the same name at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani.
The Grill Jichana boasts flame-grilled premium cuts from the best local producers seasoned, infused and flavoured with tastes of the African East Coast spice route. The first phase of the refurbishment will be completed in January 2020.
The balance of the refurbishment of the hotel, including bedrooms, will take place over the course of 2020/21, with minimal disruption to hotel operations.
The Southern Sun brand has enormous equity that has been built over five decades and this development will allow the brand to expand its footprint into the Rosebank node, where it already owns and operates the luxurious 54 on Bath.
Rosebank is booming. The opening of the Gautrain station in 2011 spurred growth into the precinct, making it a favoured destination of investors and residents with its vibrant mixed-use commercial, retail, entertainment and residential offerings.