Birchwood Hotel rated in top three of best venues in Gauteng

South Africa’s leading tourism businesses were celebrated and recognised for their contributions to the country’s global destination competitiveness, at the recent 2017 Lilizela Tourism Gauteng Awards Ceremony held at Freedom Park in Pretoria.

Conferencing giant, The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, was selected as one of the three provincial winners in the Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events Category.

“We are delighted to have been recognised as a major player within Gauteng’s booming business tourism sector,” says Greg Hoffmann, Birchwood Hotel’s Marketing Manager.

Established in 2013, the Lilizela Tourism Awards are an initiative of the National Department of Tourism and South African Tourism. The awards aim to emphasise and encourage the role tourism businesses play in employment creation, foreign exchange, growth for other sectors of the economy and entrepreneurship development.

“Situated 10km from OR Tambo International Airport, we pride ourselves on our contribution to the growth and perceptions of SA’s Business Tourism Sector; making this achievement extremely validating for the Birchwood family,” says Hoffmann.

Open to public vote, the Lilizela Tourism Awards represent the opinions, experiences and ratings of consumers; providing valuable feedback for establishments, as well as provincial and national sectors on how to improve tourism industry ratings in the future.

“We’d like to thank all those who took the time to rate their meetings, exhibitions and special events experiences with us. Your support is invaluable and we hope to be your venue of choice for many years to come,” says Hoffmann.

For more information about The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, call (011) 897 0000 or visit