Gaborone hotel reopens following R103m upgrade

AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino in Botswana has completed its R103 million renovation. All 156 guest rooms and public spaces including the main entrance and porte cochere have been renovated with the aim of introducing AVANI’s signature design hallmarks.

Situated in the heart of Gaborone’s business district, AVANI Gaborone is well-located for both leisure and business travellers. The open plan, ‘design for living’ lobby includes reception, a lounge, eateries and chill-out spaces. The Pantry offers fresh quick bites for those on the move, while the Conservatory provides an informal communal eatery. Guests can also choose from a further two restaurants – Savuti Grill and Mahogany.

The layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms has been redesigned to ensure the best use of space and room features include free WiFi, dedicated work station with media hub, LCD television and a rain shower.

The main conference room can accommodate up to 500 guests and the centre also features five private seminar rooms. 

Riaan van Rooyen, the newly appointed General Manager of AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino said: “It is clearly evident from the sheer size and scale of the renovation that AVANI Hotels & Resorts is committed to cementing relationships with the communities of Gaborone and Botswana as a whole.”

“We saw the renovation as an opportunity to upskill staff and expand their capabilities. All staff were encouraged to participate in cross-training across departments in order to provide a seamless service. The service and services offered in a predominantly business hotel differ in significant ways from the priorities in a leisure hotel. Efficiency and a sense of urgency is very important to a business traveller who is generally on the go from very early in the morning. With this in mind, we open breakfast earlier, offer free WiFi everywhere, ensure a quick check-in and check-out service and our concierge staff are adept at providing quick transfers, shoppint tips and advice on restaurants in the area,” he adds.

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