City Lodge Hotel Group is opening up its hotels in a phased response to business travellers as South Africa enters level 3 lockdown.

Specific hotels would open in locations where business travel demand was expected, the group said in a statement.

The following 15 hotels are open to business travellers and essential services workers:

  • City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport
  • City Lodge Hotel Bryanston
  • Town Lodge George
  • Town Lodge Menlo Park
  • Town Lodge Polokwane
  • Road Lodge Bloemfontein Airport
  • Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport
  • Road Lodge Durban
  • Road Lodge East London
  • Road Lodge Mbombela
  • Road Lodge N1 City
  • Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg
  • Road Lodge Port Elizabeth
  • Road Lodge Richards Bay
  • Road Lodge Rustenburg

As business picked up, the group would open more of its hotels, CLHG said.

“Any person or business requiring accommodation in a hotel not listed above can send an enquiry to lodgeline@clhg.com or groups@clhg.com. Depending on the number of rooms required and the length of stay, all hotels are able to reopen at very short notice,” the statement said.  

“We have an independent company conducting COVID-19 risk assessment audits on our hotels and the first property to be tested, City Lodge Hotel Bryanston, has achieved a 98% score on the hygiene audit and 100% on the microbiological index. This gives us confidence that our revamped procedures and operations are effective,” says Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, COO of City Lodge Hotel Group.