5 Reasons Why City Lodge is a winner for Business Travellers

The City Lodge Group really understands the business traveller, as their blog links below demonstrate.

Here are 5 reasons why it makes sense to consider City Lodge for you and your companies’ business accommodation

1. Airport Hotels. When time is a precious commodity, staying at an airport Hotel makes perfect sense. There is no need to waste time or compromise on comfort, as this post shows. http://to.ly/piaL

2. Conference facilities, meeting and boardrooms on site at many of their Hotels, see here for details  http://to.ly/piaa

3. Savings incentives. The Corporate Club offers savings to companies spending R75 000 or more per annum http://to.ly/pib9

4. Convenience. The “Home from home” approach means you can enjoy the following: same day dry cleaning and laundry service, coffee shop, sundowner bar, mini gym, pool, fax and copying service, and friendly staff who will go out of their way to accommodate your needs and minimise the inconvenience of being away from home.

5. Tips and ideas. You will see by the posts below that City Lodge try to think of everything to make your business trip successful and comfortable. Information and suggestions include articles on the following:

  • Managing staff long distance, Travelling with co-workers / setting boundaries
  • Making the most of your downtime, Travelling in Africa
  • Best books, apps and restuarants
  • Packing tips and must have items

To see all the articles click here http://blog.citylodge.co.za/category/business/

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6 Reasons why City Lodge Hotels is my new first choice

For the last 28 days, and nights I have been competing in the City Lodge  #SlumberGames Twitter competition.

In this time I have gained insight into the group and been very impressed. Here are the reasons that  why I will use them for my future leisure and business travel.

1.  ETHOS.

 This is what has impressed me the most. Their core focus is on people, caring, value and service excellence.

This  extends not only to their guests but to their staff as well, earning them “Best Employer ” status. Read more http://to.ly/pi8L and Proudly South African  http://to.ly/pi9i

2.  Affordable.

I previously  assumed that as a Hotel Group, by default they would be more expensive than B & B’s or Backpacking lodges that I usually use. I have since learned that they have a broad range of prices and are well within my budget. A pleasant surprise.

3.  Incentives & Special offers.

They offer regular specials and have three ongoing incentives programs to cater to many varying requirements. From your spouse joining you over weekends at no extra cost, to being able to bid for a reduced rate, or benefit from big savings for group bookings. For details click on link http://to.ly/paju. They also offer two loyalty schemes, the Lodger Club and the Corporate Club. Membership is free, see link for more details. http://to.ly/pajG

4.  Experienced.  Since 1985 the City Lodge Group have been growing, refining and innovating. They listen to, and understand their guests and adapt to the changing needs of travellers.

5.  People centered.  “We’ll make you feel at home” is another of their slogans, but the one I love, that is at the core of their caring service is that they aim to always state “I’m kind”

6.  Service Excellence. Their slogan is  “People Caring for People” and as their recent achievements at the Lilizela Tourism Awards show, they seem to be getting it right. http://ow.ly/p3fSk

7. Giving Back. They take their “People caring for People”out into the broader community via their Social Responsibilty involvement with Hospice, and Food and Trees for Africa. http://to.ly/pi9u

So if you are wondering where to stay on your next trip, why not take a look at the variety of offerings of The City Lodge Group

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A #SlumberGames Poemlet

No Spouse on the House  to assist me, In my  Bid2Stay  awake,

Too cold in the Cape for Spring Fever,  lost my bounce, how much more can I take

Made no plans or Reservations, being a Single Supplement’s not easy

Suffering from sleep deprivation, I’m feeling slightly queasy

People caring for people, I  truly care only for sleep

Feeling so very tired, I could just lie down and weep

Team Scheme effort would be a welcome respite,

From the need to stay up all night

Then I could have the Beds in my Favour

A victory I would love to savour

Follow the die-hards on Twitter using the #SlumberGames and while you are about it, take a look at the City Lodge website, special offers and incentive programmes. They also publish an interesting blog with travel and activity suggestions for towns in South Africa.

www.citylodge.co.za     www.slumbergames.co.za

SlumberGames is a competition presently being run by the City Lodge Hotel Group on Twitter. It started on 1st September with 3 to 4 opinion type questions  being Tweeted at allotted times each day. As the contestants have been whittled down to the last 16 , the questions come at any time of the day or night, with just 5 minutes allowed to Tweet the correct answer. Sleep is no longer an option. The winner of the coveted prize, valued at R70 000, is the last one Tweeting. The prize is a week a year for 2 people for 5 years at any hotel in the group. 

Questions on Death Row. Ode to SlumberGames 2

The power is all yours

Total control

Over me

O R   S O   I   L E D   Y O U    T O   B E L I E V E

You are about to be dumped, but I play with you for my own amusement, for now

I threaten to walk away ,a weak attempt at assertion you think

Your response ……. sweet words, then a tempting reprieve

Do I trust you ? not at all

A small victory, that you were manipulated to concede

A little of your power ?

A little is all it takes

Can you trust me?

You played  games with my life

By your rules.  Except there are no rules

I wonder who is playing who now?

 Tomorrow I  sit on Death row,  

You put me there and I examine the game that is my life ,

By taking away what I had to lose you gave me my freedom

Not your best move. Integrity  intact, I shrug off the chains of the seduction

W H O   H A S   T H E   P O W E R   N O W  ?

So quietly I wait for the trap you have might have set

Or have I set a trap of my own?

Your arrogance will never entertain such thoughts

I never reveal everything I know

One of the secrets of success you taught me,  ironic don’t you think

W  A  I  T  I  N  G      A  G  A  I  N   This time not with fear but with delicious anticipation

Has the predator become the prey?

You have not seen my best yet

I wonder who was seducing who?

#SlumberGames you will not defeat me

SlumberGames is a competition presently being run by the City Lodge Hotel Group on Twitter. It started on 1st September with 3 to 4 opinion type questions  being Tweeted at allotted times each day. As the contestants have been whittled down to the last 24 , the questions come at any time of the day or night, with just 10 minutes allowed to Tweet the correct answer. Sleep is no longer an option. The winner of the coveted prize, valued at R70 000, is the last one Tweeting. The prize is a week a year for 2 people for 5 years at any hotel in the group. 

Follow the die-hards on Twitter using the #SlumberGames and while you are about it, take a look at the City Lodge website, special offers and incentive programmes. They also publish an interesting blog with travel and activity suggestions for towns in South Africa.

www.citylodge.co.za     www.slumbergames.co.za

Ode to SlumberGames: The Seduction

You invited me, I did not seek you out.

So playful and attentive at first.

Flattering me, repeating what I say, sharing what we have

Making me your favourite

Telling me our plans, always on time,

You never missed a date.

I WAS HOOKED

Things changed,  not so reliable, you are vague

No response to my contacts

yet when you contact me you DEMAND a response.

Feeling a little unsettled,

What have I got into?

Weekends and holidays you are incommunicado, but I must wait for you

Then in the early hours of the morning you seek my full attention, and I comply.

W H Y   W H Y     W H Y

Your demands become more unpredictable, your moods erratic, but still I stay, and wait and wait and

W    A    I    T   I  N  G

For you

You threaten rejection every few days

Then issue a tease of future promises, and I am reeled back in

I cant sleep or think, and I realise that my life now revolves around YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU

M  A N  I  P  U  L  A  T  I  O  N

Mind games, the power you have over me.

Power I willingly give to you

Oh how I love and hate you #SlumberGames