Improved (B-BBEE) Status for The Capital Hotel Group

The Capital Hotel Group is pleased to announce that our B-BBEE level status has improved from level 5 to 4. We are fully committed to making strides in Employment Equity, Preferential Procurement and Socio-Economic Development in the hospitality sector. The Capital continues to strive to improve its status and will keep you abreast of future…

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The Capital opens a new Cape Town Hotel

The Capital Hotel Group has made its first foray outside of Gauteng where it currently operates six exclusive hotels, and into the ultimate destination in the mother city where The Capital Mirage will launch in De Waterkant, Cape Town, in October this year.   The group, started with two small leased properties in 2008, today…

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Why are Hotels Broken

The Capital Hotel Group’s Managing Director Marc Wachsberger asks the question why  are hotels overpriced? Why does it cost R2000 a night for a hotel room and yet only R12 000  to rent  an apartment for an entire month?

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Saturday Star honours The Capital’s Marc Wachsberger

The genius entrepreneur behind The Capital Hotel Group, Marc Wachsberger, was honoured with a piece in last week’s Saturday Star. Wachsberger’s gutsy move to start a hotel group in the throes of a global recession is incidentally what made the idea behind The Capital so successful. Read more about this remarkable story in the Saturday…

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Load-shedding blues? Stay where the lights never go out!

We know you deserve to go about your business uninterrupted – which is why the Capital Empire and the Capital Moloko are the smart accommodation choice in Sandton when loadshedding hits. These two hotels are among the few which offer full generator backup, in addition to all the original hotel features provided for our guests’…

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The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival Highlights

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival has gained a reputation for being one of the musical highlights on the country’s social calendar. This year, Johannesburg’s festival runs from 25 to 27 September and promises to be just as, if not, even more spectacular as the previous ones. With a sensational line-up, jazz workshop events…

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A Guide to Surviving in Joburg

Arriving in a new city can be a daunting experience for even the most seasoned traveller. You step out of your shuttle and you’re suddenly faced with the unknown – a city of concrete you have never visited before, with millions of foreign speaking people you have never met and a culture you have never…

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Types of spa treatments

When thinking of spas, one imagines retired men unwinding in a steam filled savusauna after a day of golfing on the estate and the wives of stockbrokers filling their days with hot stone massages and French manicures. We imagine this ethereal place where people disappear into and emerge with a renewed spring in their step,…

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Interesting dining experiences in Sandton

Reports suggest there are approximately 8.1 million restaurants and cafes in 103 countries worldwide. 15 000 of these restaurants are within Johannesburg’s borders alone. Many of these establishments have been crafted to suit the tastes of the discerning population – essentially meaning grandiose interiors and sophisticated plates dotted with dazzling colours and delicate textures. However,…

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Sandton By Night

Anyone who’s ever visited Sandton will tell you that it’s a part of Johannesburg that pulsates. Being the financial and commercial hub of the city, it’s easy to understand why: almost always buzzing with people and cars, it’s a veritable hive of activity. Once the sun sets, this vibrant area becomes a glittering kaleidoscope of…

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