New Pretoria apartment hotel joins the Faircity group

Artist's impression of the Faircity Junction

The Faircity Junction is the newest member of the Faircity group under the ‘Serviced Apartments’ brand, accommodating short- and long-term stays. Opening on the 1st of March 2017, the property is situated in the suburb of Menlo Park, Pretoria.

The hotel group now comprises six properties: Faircity Falstaff and Faircity Quatermain in Sandton; Faircity Mapungubwe in the inner city of Johannesburg; Faircity Roodevallei, Faircity Grosvenor Gardens and Faircity Junction in Pretoria.

The Faircity Junction offers 23 fully-serviced luxury apartments, equipped with a kitchen and modern appliances. Shades of grey are tastefully blended to create a calm and peaceful space, with an exposed brick wall to add a pop of colour to the living room area. A flat-screen LED TV with DStv and Wi-Fi comes standard, and the bathroom offers a large shower.

The one-bedroom apartments range from 38 – 45sqm, with varying configurations. Each apartment comes with the added value of a 1m x 1m storage unit, ideal for longer-term stays. Secure, undercover parking is provided below each block, so there are no ground-floor apartments. Access to the apartmetns is controlled by 24-hour security guards. In close proximity to the highway, Faircity Junction is located in a safe and convenient area, surrounded by many attractions, restaurants, shopping malls and corporate companies nearby.

“With its location on Atterbury Road, which is a major throughway, Faircity Junction is ideally located near the highway for easy access to other areas. Yet the upmarket suburb of Menlo Park provides a relaxed environment, with shopping centres and schools nearby. We believe this is a unique selling point and always seek to highlight what makes each of our properties stand out above the rest,” explained Lukas van der Westhuizen, Chief Executive Officer at Faircity Hotels and Apartments.

Faircity Hotels and Apartments has created a hotel fund in partnership with entrepreneurs and property developers, Louis van der Watt and Gideon Oosthuizen. The management of hotels under the Faircity brand is an extension of the fund and will form an integral part of the growth strategy. The Faircity Junction is the first new hotel to be managed by the fund, which the group will grow over the next five to ten years.

There will be a three-pronged approach to expansion: to acquire four-star hotels with 100 or more rooms; to manage three-, four- or five-star hotels with 50 or more rooms on behalf of smaller groups or owner-operators; and any other hospitality projects that would benefit the fund.