Travel Lodge, which is snuggled in the suburbs of block 3 in Gaborone, is ready to boost the accommodation and conferencing centre in the city. The Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) has always been the place of choice for elegant and classy events. With the substantial expansion it has undertaken, Travel Lodge will now offer 115 rooms and a state of the art Travel Lodge Conference Centre (TLCC).
According to Travel Lodge, the move is meant to meet the growing demand of top quality and affordable evening facilities. Travel Lodge Group Managing Director Justin Jose said they are offering the accommodation and conferencing market in Gaborone a fresh and affordable option. “With this brand new venue and rooms we are essentially extending our promise – ‘We take care of you’ – to reach even more Batswana,” he said.
Travel Lodge, which has 84 rooms, has built additional 31 rooms. The centrepiece of the building is the TLCC, which when seated accommodates 800 people and has a versatile layout to accommodate smaller groups. It also offers boardrooms and relaxation areas as well as sophisticated bar and garden area. With this new development Travel Lodge aims to be an attraction that will entice regular guests for conferencing, weddings, and live music events while giving Gaborone a fantastic experience.
The General Manager Cameron Thompson said they are very committed to making sure that they contribute to Botswana’s growing hospitality industry. “As a result we expect to be employing a total of 100 Batswana at Travel Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre. The conference centre will be equipped with state of the art audio visual equipment, acoustic designed ceiling and sound dampening wall panelling.
The seating arrangements that the conference hall will accommodate are cinema, boardroom, double-u, u-shape, square, school room, half moon, cocktail, and dinner. The rooms are named after the country’s wonderful tourism sites like Tsodilo, Kgale, Chobe, Khutse, Moremi, Sua and there is a separate elite executive board. The parking space will cater for 300 cars with two exits.