Top 10 conference venues in Pretoria
There is more to consider than just the budget when choosing a venue for your next meeting, conference or event. The venue you choose has to enhance the experience of those attending and ensure positive attendance for future years. Business Traveller Africa has chosen 10 of the top conference venues in Pretoria.
1) Premier Hotel Pretoria
From beneath the Jacaranda trees, the Premier Hotel Pretoria exudes opulence with stylishly decorated rooms and suites promising the essence of comfort for both business executives and leisure travellers. Located within close proximity of the Union Buildings, numerous government departments, head offices of major corporations, embassies, consulates, and the central business district, thereby make it the ideal Pretoria conference venue for government summits, product launches, and Africa trade conventions.
Location: Situated in Church Street, diagonally opposite the Union Buildings, this pristine hotel is a mere 48km from the OR Tambo International Airport and in close proximity to the Government Departments, embassies, consulates, the University of Pretoria and major shopping centres.
Facilities: The Premier Hotel Pretoria boasts a world class conference venue that caters for small gatherings in one of the boardrooms or large conventions in the conference rooms, where up to 300 delegates can be seated in a state-of-the-art environment. Executives and conference delegates are assured of exceptional service standards, flawless events, and a top class facility. The three connecting conference rooms and three boardrooms can accommodate between 20 to 300 delegates, making this the ideal venue for team building exercises or high-level negotiations. Furthermore, the open air deck on the eighth floor, commanding panoramic views of Jacaranda City and the Union Buildings, is the ideal venue for evening cocktail functions. Delegates also have access to the fully equipped business centre.
2) SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE
A major benefit to both local and international clients is Sandton Convention Centre’s location at the heart of Southern Africa’s business and tourism hub of Sandton in Johannesburg. It is here that the iconic Sandton Convention Centre provides the platform for energy to be released and potential to be realised and for business and government leaders to pioneer the future. The venue offers a variety of different rooms for any occasion, from a meeting room seating 10 to the Pavilion, which can host 4 500 visitors for a cocktail party, with state–of-the-art technical facilities at the clients and visitors disposal as requested. The world-class convention centre is situated within a 500m radius of five diverse hotels, including Sandton Sun, Intercontinental Sandton Towers, Garden Court Sandton City. It is also adjoined to the prestigious Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square and Michelangelo Towers Mall, allowing guests the ease of access to entertainment and accommodation via skywalks, while also boasting a further 18 hotels within walking distance. The Sandton Convention Centre is located just five minutes’ walk away from the Gautrain, providing guests with easy and efficient access to the venue from Pretoria, Midrand, OR Tambo International Airport and Rosebank at a time that suits the clients. While location may not be the primary characteristic when choosing a venue, it has proven to play a defining roll in the choice of venue by many organisers. The Sandton Convention Centre strives to lead the trend and is continuously working towards improving the facilities, services and training