Adapting for the greater good

Century City Conference Centre and Hotel’s COVID-19 response: Adapting for the greater good

CAPE TOWN – The Century City Conference Centre and Hotel (CCCC & H) is extending its temporary closure, initially implemented on 23 March 2020 in response to the South African government’s COVID-19 lockdown measures. This step has been taken to comply with the government’s recently updated pandemic regulations and to continue ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

Joint CEO Glyn Taylor: “The lockdown is having a massive effect on all of us, on the economy, and on the very fabric of our society. While we understand and support the principle of the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions recently announced by President Ramaphosa, it is unfortunate that the Conferencing and Hotel sectors have been listed among the last industries to get back into operation.

“Despite the temporary closure of our facilities, the CCCC & H family have continued to work hard behind the scenes to ensure that when the coronavirus storm has passed, our venues will be up and running in the shortest possible time. Our teams are also busy with preparations to make sure that when we are allowed to operate again, we fully adhere to COVID-19 compliance. We are dedicated to creating a safe environment for our employees and guests.”

Shortly before lockdown started, the CCCC & H was able to distribute food hampers to its staff, and it has since looked for other ways to be of wider service.

“Over and above these measures,” said joint CEO Gary Koetser, “we have looked for other ways to be of service to the wider community. During extraordinary times like these, we believe that, as members of the greater human family, we are each called upon to dig deep and find ways to cope, and to help others cope.

“Together with Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA) and the Rabie Property Group, we’ve taken the opportunity to address the predicament of our local community in Joe Slovo Park, and the children of the nearby Sinenjongo High School, through the Century City Feed-A-Family initiative.”

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Koetser concluded by saying: “While no-one can be sure what the new normal will look like in the coming weeks and months, we know that life will never again be the same for anyone. The only real certainty is that we can stick together, support and love each other, and roll up our sleeves when the time comes to work in the trenches. We’re so much stronger because we’re a family.”

Lauren Christians
Marketing Manager: Century City Conference Centre and Hotel
+27 21 204 8000

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