Hotel Lamunu lights up BraamfonteinApril 14th, 2011 by Susan Reynard | Categories: beverages, food, hotels, industry, restaurants, training
Hotel Lamunu has opened in the heart of the corporate, arts and entertainment district of the northern Johannesburg CBD suburb of Braamfontein. This modern, vibrant 60-room hotel, whose name is Sotho for “orange”, is close to the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge.
Decor and ambiance embody the energy of the renewal projects in the district. The hotel incorporates images of taxi hand signals in various art installations. It features an open bar, lounge, three executive meeting rooms, and an all-day light meal dining room, La Menu.
The bedrooms feature bursts of orange in the artwork displayed on the walls. All rooms have flat LCD television screens and all the business meeting rooms are fully equipped with conferencing facilities.
The hotel is within walking distance of the theatre, museums and the fashion district. Its accessibility appeals to leisure and business travellers. The open bar and lounge are also ideal for sundowners for the many business people in the region, waiting for rush hour to pass.
The hotel also offers easy access to various tourist attractions, such as Soweto’s Vilakazi Street, Constitutional Hill and the Origins Centre via the Rea Vaya public transport system and soon the Gautrain.
Hotel Lamunu formally opened its doors for business in time for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. As part of the rejuvenation project to upgrade the town and attract guests to the area, South Point, the owners of the hotel, spent R50-million upgrading and refurbishing the property.