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PROTEA HOTEL MOSSEL BAY GETS FRESH MODERN NEW LOOK - 15 February 2006
The Protea Hotels Mossel Bay, previously known as The Old Post Office Tree Manor Hotel, has invested over R5-million into a refurbishment programme to ensure that the hotel meets the growing demand brought about by the boost in occupancy levels. "Our occupancy figures have increased dramatically over the last eighteen months and we need to ensure that we can continue to offer a 4-star quality service to our GUESTS," said Mr. JJ Moorcroft, owner of Protea Hotels Mossel Bay.
The hotel, which satisfies a broad spectrum of markets including both domestic and international leisure, as well as the corporate and conference market, has upgraded its accommodation, foyer area, conference facilities, restaurant and the popular cocktail bar.
The hotels' accommodation now offers a natural, modern and contemporary feel with spacious interiors in natural earthy tones. The reception foyer has received an "extreme makeover" and now reflects the upmarket 4-star ambience that the remainder of the property portrays. The thick sandstone walls, lovely old pillars and alcoves have been transformed into architectural features, which form part of the Ochre Building history and makes for very interesting reading.
Protea Hotels Mossel Bay, in conjunction with the Dias Museum Complex, now also offers conference facilities. In a tranquil setting, the conference facilities can cater for up to 100 delegates and offers state-of-the-art equipment.
Both the popular Blue Oyster Cocktail Bar and Cafe Gannet Seafood Restaurant have benefited from this investment. The Cocktail Bar has been transformed and even rebranded. The new ever-romantic and inviting atmosphere of the newly name "Blue Oyster Pool Lounge" is perfect for fresh oysters and decadent cocktails from the new funky cocktail menu. This is the ideal setting for balmy afternoons overlooking the pool, Santos Beach, the quaint yacht club and Outeniqua Mountains.
The well known Cafe Gannet Seafood Restaurant, situated next to the national landmark, The Old Post Office Tree, has also stepped up on refurbishments to maintain the competitive edge with its clientele. New additions to the premises include a permanent marquee tent that encloses the patio with sea views, offering a Mediterranean ambience and at the same time expanding seating capacity to 200.