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Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile hosts a truly Amazing Race
Monday, July 24, 2017


Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile hosts a truly Amazing Race

"Have you got what it takes?" read the invitation to the Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile Amazing Race, which took place on Thursday, 13 July 2017.

The winning yellow team at the starting point, Garden Court Sandton City (from left to right): Irene Costa, Neli Manatha, Justyn Spinner, Varushka Padayachi, Mila De Villiers and Adriaan Roets. Maryna Parsons (front)A select group of PCOs, travel agents and media were challenged to a day of detours, pit-stops and roadblocks, weaving their way along the Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile, comprising four iconic Tsogo Sun destinations in Sandton: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton Sun, InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers and Garden Court Sandton City.

Armed with nothing but a cryptic first clue and colour-coded ‘survival kits', five teams embarked on a race of epic Tsogo Sun proportions. The challenges required a range of skills, involving various hospitality-themed activities: plating a dish, conducting a 5-star check in at the InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers, and even making a bed - which had Tsogo Sunto meet impeccable Tsogo Sun standards, of course. Lateral thinking was also involved, as competitors rushed to make sense of the riddle-like clues handed to each team after completing each challenge.

"We wanted to showcase the Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile properties and their Tsogo Sunofferings in terms of accommodation, food and beverage, and the conferencing facilities which are easily accessible from all three hotel properties. The guest list comprised many of our top clients in the conferencing and travel industries, a client base we value for the unrelenting work they do in collaboration with Tsogo Sun," said Adriaan Liebetrau, Sales and Marketing Manager of the Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile.

Tsogo SunAfter ending in a nerve-wracking finish on the San Deck at the prestigious Sandton Sun, exhausted but elated competitors enjoyed a cocktail-style dinner and a prize-giving ceremony in the Champagne Bar at the same hotel.

For more information on the Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile properties, please contact Adriaan Liebetrau on (011) 779 0000 or visit
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About Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile
The Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile is the richest square mile on the African continent and home to four flagship Tsogo Sun properties: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton Sun, InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers and Garden Court Sandton City. These four Tsogo Sun properties meet the needs of every segment of the market with fine dining restaurants and over 1000 Tsogo Sun hotel rooms available between the hotels, and unlimited potential in over 22 000m² of state-of-the-art meeting, exhibition and special event space at the seven storey Sandton Convention Centre.
The Sandton Mile is located in the heart of Sandton's hotel, business and entertainment district and offers easy access to more than 5 000 hotel rooms (ranging from economy to deluxe), is adjacent to some of the country's premium shopping and entertainment complexes (Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square), which provides 10 600 secure parking bays. The Sandton Mile's central position provides easy access to Johannesburg International Airport, Gautrain rapid rail and the Sandton CBD.

Sandton Convention Centre offers unlimited potential with over 22 000m² of state-of-the-art meeting, exhibition and special event space. Purpose-built to international standards, the convention centre is able to host meetings, conferences, exhibitions and special events of virtually any size and nature. It offers some of the most advanced technology available for convention and exhibition centres anywhere in the world. Multiple events can be staged simultaneously on four main levels, and 10 000 visitors can be accommodated at any one time. A team of highly trained staff is on hand to provide support services.

The Sandton Mile is managed by Tsogo Sun, the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a vast variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, Abu Dhabi and Seychelles.

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