Travelling on business: Here are some of Port Elizabeth’s top executive accommodation offerings


Corporate travel is increasing across the Eastern Cape – mostly due to its well-developed and continually growing automotive and manufacturing industries. As a result, there is growing demand for executive accommodation, especially in the two major cities of Port Elizabeth and East London.

To the uninitiated, executive accommodation is different from holiday accommodation in that it tends to provide a number of features and facilities that make a business traveller’s stay more comfortable and productive.

We contacted a few accommodation establishments in Port Elizabeth to find out what differentiates them from their competitors.

Macro Human, the General Manager at Isango Gate Boutique Hotel

Marco Human, General Manager at Isango Gate Boutique Hotel, says; “We understand that corporate guests want the best amenities as well as exclusive perks and privileges. They want a hotel that understands their personal needs and will provide the extras at the drop of a hat. We are ready to fully-customise and ultimately enhance each of the experiences of our guests.”


Shadre Main, the General Manager at THe Kelway Hotel

“The Kelway Hotel always strives to excel in all it provides for its guests. Our corporate clients normally stay for a minimum of two days and we provide them with the most comfortable beds, ample space to work in their rooms, high-speed internet access, a hearty meal at night and of course, a delicious breakfast to start off their day. Complimentary parking is of course on the list too.

“It is our pleasure ensuring our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay,” says Shandre Main, the General Manager.

Cynthia Nene, Loyalty and Direct Marketing Manager at The Boardwalk, says; “With its central location, premium accommodation, superior guest amenities and a full-service business centre, we tick all the boxes for discerning business travellers but it is the warm hospitality and outstanding customer service that differentiates The Boardwalk Hotel. Our guests enjoy the utmost exclusivity, privacy and convenience.”


Michelle Muller, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Radisson Blu Hotel

Michelle Muller, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Radisson Blu Hotel, has this to say; “The corporate traveller has definitely become more discerning in where they choose to stay and we are well-versed in what is needed to meet their requirements.

“Our complimentary Wi-Fi is important, but we also offer a great selection of food and beverages as we understand that many corporates want to entertain their clients and host business luncheons or dinners. Our rates are reasonable and, most importantly, we understand that service plays a phenomenal role and will determine whether corporates will return to your establishment. To top it all off we offer the best view in town.”  


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