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by Andrew Ngozo
Montecasino Has That Winning Feeling
Want to be certain of a great time, as well as the best gaming and entertainment experience Gauteng has to offer? If public and corporate sentiment is anything to go by, then your best bet is Montecasino, which has just been presented with an array of awards, the majority of which reflect the opinions of the Gauteng public.
“Public votes are all-important in the age of consumer journalism, and we are particularly proud that we, as Tsogo Sun’s flagship property, have once again been voted Best Casino in the Best Of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards, while in the Leisure Options Best of Joburg Awards we were again voted Best Theatre, Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners, Best Place to Watch the Big Game and Best Cinema Complex as voted for by readers,” says Montecasino General Manager Glenn Joseph.
But it’s not only consumers who rate Montecasino as Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination. The precinct’s outstanding achievements have also been recognised by prestigious business bodies such as the Professional Management Review (PMR) and PAAZAB (African Association of Zoos and Aquariums).
In addition, Montecasino received the PMR – Diamond Arrow Award for the Business Sector: Best Casino/Entertainment Centre in the City of Johannesburg 2015/2016. This award recognises Montecasino’s commitment to enhancing economic growth and development in Johannesburg Metro Area, with an overall rating of 4.35 out of a possible 5.00. PMR also presented a Diamond Award to Montecasino in the category ‘Companies, Institutions, NGOs doing the most to promote Arts and Culture in the City of Johannesburg’, with a rating of 4.32 out of a possible 5.00. Both these ratings were the highest in their respective categories of the PMR Awards.
Yet another prestigious award was recently presented to the Palazzo Montecasino, the precinct’s most luxurious hotel, which was once again voted Best Luxury Casino Hotel on the African continent in the coveted World Luxury Hotel Awards. This is the sixth consecutive win for the Palazzo, which first won this award in 2010.
“We place great value on consumer and business awards such as these as they reflect our commitment to excellence in everything we do and to doing the right thing at the right time, every time,” continues Joseph. “With each prestigious award Montecasino is honoured to receive, we get one step closer to cementing our reputation as the iconic entertainment destination in South Africa and we assure every individual and organisation that voted for us that we will continue to strive to leave a memorable mark on every visitor who walks through our door and achieve excellence in all areas of our business.”
Says Laura Vercueil, PR & Communications Manager for Johannesburg Tourism Company: “As a stakeholder in the tourism and hospitality industry, we’d like to add our congratulations and good wishes to the list of kudos garnered by Montecasino. Joburg prides itself on the depth, diversity and quality of its lifestyle and entertainment offerings and Montecasino undoubtedly has a proven track record as one of the city’s top attractions for locals, visitors and tourists.”