City Lodge opens first downtown Johannesburg hotel


The City Lodge Hotel Group has opened the first phase of rooms at its 148-room City Lodge Hotel Newtown, with the hotel expected to be fully operational by the end of February.City Lodge Newtown bedroom

The total development cost of the hotel is $9 million.

Situated in Newtown on the western side of Johannesburg’s CBD, City Lodge Hotel Newtown comprises seven storeys and includes two boardrooms, a mini-gym, swimming pool, coffee shop and bistro-style lounge.

City Lodge Newtown boardroom

The new hotel, which takes the group’s total number of hotels to 57, is located adjacent to the Newtown Junction shopping centre and the African Museum, and is within easy reach of attractions such as the World of Beer and the Market Theatre. 

Positioned on the corner of Miriam Makeba and Carr streets, the hotel offers easy access to the CBD and the freeway system linking the city to other parts of the Gauteng province. It is within easy reach of the Gautrain’s Park Station which has links to Rosebank, Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria and O.R. Tambo International Airport.

City Lodge Newtown

The opening of City Lodge Hotel Newtown comes shortly after the opening of the 90-room Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg in December (see story here).

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