City Lodge Hotel Group to expand African footprint at Waterfall City

An artist's impression of the City Lodge Courtyard Hotel in Waterfall City.
An artist's impression of the City Lodge Courtyard Hotel in Waterfall City.

Attacq Limited has announced that the City Lodge Hotel Group will be expanding its footprint within Waterfall City.

The new hotel will introduce a ‘new concept’ 4-star Courtyard in Waterfall City and it will be developed in a 50/50 joint venture between Attacq and the Barrow Group. The new ten-level hotel will include 168 rooms, conference facilities, restaurants and a roof top sky bar where business patrons can enjoy sun downers and a view of the Magaliesberg mountain range.  Waterfall City currently hosts one of the City Lodge Hotel Group’s 149-roomed, 3-star hotel.

Ranking amongst the five largest hotel chains in South Africa, the City Lodge Hotel Group comprises of five Courtyard Hotels, 19 City Lodge Hotels, 13 Town Lodges, 22 Road Lodges and the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi.

Melt Hamman, CEO of Attacq comments:

This new development signifies Waterfall’s growing reputation as the premier live-work-play destination within Gauteng. The expansion decision by the City Lodge Hotel group is indicative of Waterfall’s ability to continuously grow its business value and commercial property offering.  This new hotel will be developed on the site next to our first residential development, Ellipse.

‘’As a homegrown African hotel chain that prides itself as being amongst the best in the world, we are extremely excited about what this expansion means for our business. With the Waterfall node growing as fast as it is, the moment seemed right to expand our footprint through developing a new concept for our Courtyard Hotel brand”, says Andrew Widegger, CEO of the City Lodge Hotel Group.

Through this exciting new hotel concept, we look to capture the growing number of business and lifestyle visitors that are increasingly making Waterfall their home away from home,” added Widegger.

Construction of the new development is expected to start in March 2019 with completion estimated for October 2020.