Advertorial: Recharge @ Silverbirch


Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference has already built a reputation as one of South Africa’s biggest and most comprehensive meeting and conferencing facilities, with a host of different options, over 660 accommodation rooms, a quality food and beverage offering, convenient location and complementary leisure facilities to round off the package. Now it’s brought to market a new corporate travel offering – Silverbirch @ Birchwood – with a related package geared towards efficient and enjoyable business travel.

O.R. Tambo International Airport is the gateway to Africa for many foreign travellers who often find themselves stuck in the airport for several hours on end, before boarding for the next leg of their journey. To this end, Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre’s exclusive wing, Silverbirch, has launched a unique “Recharge Package” to cater especially for daytime clientele wanting to refresh and recharge in comfort for a few hours.

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre is situated less than 10 minutes from the arrivals hall at O.R. Tambo International, with an hourly complimentary shuttle bus service running between the hotel and the airport. As a result, Silverbirch is in a unique position to launch its Recharge Package for both domestic and international travellers with lengthy day-time stop-overs in the airport, offering them a place to relax, freshen up and rejuvenate before continuing on to the next leg of their journey into the rest of Africa.

Silverbirch, a brand new concept of a fully upgraded “hotel within a hotel” catering for the exclusive needs of Birchwood Hotel’s discerning business travel clients, is situated in a discreet section on the hotel property. The Recharge Package offers international travellers the opportunity to catch up on sleep or work on the large designated work stations with free and fast internet in quiet surroundings. The package also gives clients access to the hotel’s restaurants, swimming pool, gym facilities and large gardens, as well as a R100 Mangwanani Spa voucher.

The Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre is the largest business to business conferencing facility in the southern hemisphere, playing host to thousands of business travellers, conference delegates and guests every year. Situated only seven kilometres from O.R. Tambo International Airport and set on 53 hectares of gardens with 665 hotel rooms, 60 business conferencing venues and a Mangwanani Spa, the Birchwood Hotel plays a pivotal role in the day to day business of southern Africa.

Silverbirch @ Birchwood, which was launched in February, is situated in a quiet and tranquil area on the Birchwood property with separate controlled access away from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day conferencing business. This new concept in hospitality boasts a dedicated check-in area within the main hotel reception. The 153 beautifully-finished rooms are expressly designed to ensure a peaceful and comfortable night’s rest set apart from the main hotel.

Each room features:

• Noise-free environment
• Spacious well-appointed room
• Queen-sized bed or two double beds
• Separate shower area
• Single vanity basin
• Fluffy towels, crisp white linen, plush pillows
• Tea and coffee station
• Comfortable work station
• 40-inch LCD flat-screen TV
• Selected DSTV channels
• Free high-speed Wi-Fi internet
• Telephone
• Wardrobe with hangers
• Full-length mirror
• Digital laptop safe
• Air-conditioning
• Hairdryer
• International plug point adaptor
• Secure parking and 24-hour security patrol
• Complimentary bottled water

Additional services include:

• 24-hour Silverbirch guest relations desk
• Conference, boardroom and meeting facilities
• Complimentary guest lounge at airport
• Complimentary regular airport transfers to and from airport
• Silverbirch express check-in facility in main hotel reception
• Dedicated porter service
• Turn-down service
• Superior breakfast buffet served in Petit Centre
• Dedicated reservations desk

Fine dining away from the crowds is available at the Grill @ OneTwenty – a modern grill house offering a variety of dishes to suit every palate – ensuring meals can be enjoyed in a quiet and relaxed environment.

“Silverbirch affords our discerning guest looking for a more exclusive business stay the best of both worlds – they are still part of the business centre of Birchwood with all the facilities we provide, together with the privacy and those little extras to ensure our guests can relax and do business. And now with the Recharge Package, travellers-on-the-go can also make use of our top-class facilities – even if just for a few hours in the day,” says Birchwood CEO Lindiwe Sangweni – Siddo.

Whether you need to recharge before that next trip, or are looking for a bespoke business travel stay, consider Silverbirch @ Birchwood.

Viewpoint Street, Barlett Boksburg, Johannesburg
Tel: +27 11 897 0090

*This article was paid for by the client.