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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Revamped Hotel School re-opens its doors

CELEBRATING HOSPITALITY: Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academics, Prof. Anthony Staak and Head of the CTHS, Alan Romburgh (far left) and Prof. MS Binza (far right) with the newly inducted members of the inaugural CTHS Platinum Achievers Circle.

After an almost two month break for renovations the new-look Cape Town Hotel School (CTHS) is open for business.

With its silver and grey interior, brand new show-kitchen, terrace and an all-new cocktail bar the Granger Bay CTHS is sure to be a popular venue on the Cape Town social scene.

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ON SHOW: The glittering show-kitchen is a welcome addition to the newly renovated venue.

Guests from CPUT’s Alumni were invited to the grand opening last week and were suitably overwhelmed by the dramatic makeover which was made possible by generous sponsors like the Hospitality Property Fund.

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CHEERS: The new Alumni Cocktail Bar is now located in the reception area.

The CTHS is unique in that first, second and third year students get to spend time in the restaurant and hone their skills under the skilled mentorship of hospitality experts.

Head of the CTHS, Alan Romburgh, says the new restaurant is a truly special place.

“I would like to thank our Management and sponsors for making this renovation possible, as this venue is now a place that is fitting to out core business- hospitality,”
he said.

New Business Faculty Dean, Professor MS Binza says it isn’t only the brand new surroundings which is impressive saying the hospitality industry is much like heaven, where guests are received with the utmost warmth and kindness.

“Our Hotel School, which falls under my faculty academically, is like a little bit of heaven on earth for its patrons. Congratulations to all the inductees and alumni present here, we know that you remember your beginnings,” he says.

Also present at the event was the CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold who added that in the hospitality industry one needs to set the bar high and establishments like to Hotel School help to maintain this vision.

Other key sponsors included, the Protea Hospitality Group, Liquor and Catering Trade (Cape) Education Fund, SS Hotel Group, WP Caterers, Rotary Waterfront and FEDHASA Western Cape.

By: Thando J. Moiloa

Photos by: Clive Galant (Fundani CHED)

Written by CPUT News

Email: news@cput.ac.za