Four-star grading for Mayfair hotel

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The Mayfair Hotel in Mthatha has been awarded a four-star grading by South Africa’s Tourism Grading Council.

This makes the R130-million hotel the latest of just a handful of four-star graded establishments in the city which, until recently, lacked the accommodation and entertainment facilities which larger centres boast. Billion Group began investing in Mthatha two years ago with the development of the first major shopping centre in the region – the BT Ngebs City mall.

The Mayfair Hotel adjoins the mall, with ground set to break on another first for the region later this year: a R150-million casino and entertainment complex, complete with state-of-the-art cinemas.

The hotel boasts 96 rooms, including a luxury three-room penthouse suite, a two-room presidential suite, two executive suites, and 88 bed-and-breakfast suites.

There are also several well-appointed conference halls.