The Am Weinberg Hotel joins Gondwana Collection

• Confidente reporter

THE Am Weinberg Hotel will join Gondwana Collection Namibia portfolio as of February 1.

“We are excited to announce that the Am Weinberg Hotel will join the Gondwana portfolio in a management capacity. We are honoured that there is so much trust in our brand and in our ability to run this iconic Windhoek hotel, which will now be proudly owned and managed by Namibians,” said Gys Joubert, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Gondwana Collection.

Joubert further stated that it has been a long-time dream for Gondwana Collection to add a hotel in the capital city to their collection.

The stylish hotel impeccably blends old world allure with the comforts of the 21st century.

In addition, according to the CEO, the Gondwana team will maintain the quality of Am Weinberg, which will now be called ‘The Weinberg’, while imbuing the Gondwana charm and magic that has earned the group its reputation worldwide.

“The company anticipated a seamless transition and foresees a fruitful collaboration with the entire team of hotel employees, which it welcomes into the Gondwana family, and the accomplished hotel manager, Janet Wilson-Moore.”

Situated near the city centre and a short drive from the international airport, The Weinberg is well suited for both leisure travellers as well as professionals, and provides an ideal venue for conferences, events and celebrations.

The 41-roomed intimate hotel, centred around the fountain courtyard offers direct access to the

facilities of the Am Weinberg Estate, including; Soulstice Day-Spa, Cape Town Fish Market, Butcher’s Block and Olivia’s Kitchen, to name but a few. As Gondwana Collection Namibia takes over the hotel, the Sky Lounge will be closed for maintenance as from February 1.

“It is exciting, to engage with a new team that is so excited to join the Gondwana Family. Beyond that, after two difficult years in tourism, we now have the opportunity to lead this hotel into a brilliant new future,” said Wilson-Moore, who is the new general manager of the hotel; and the Hotel Collection for Gondwana.

As from February 1, the Gondwana Card holders will also have the opportunity to enjoy accommodation at The Weinberg, at the standard discount as per the card terms and conditions (50 percent for Namibians and 40 percent for SADC citizens on bed and breakfast).

The Am Weinberg Estate takes its name from the vineyards (weinberg being the German word for vineyard) that once graced its hills at the turn of the 20th century when the Roman Catholic Mission built a chapel and cultivated grapes for communion wine.

In later years the vineyards were expanded to include table wines until production ceased in the 1980s. The century old heritage building forms part of the heart of the property, and the hotel exudes the atmosphere of a quality wine, gently matured over the years.