Protea Hotels, in partnership with Orlando Pirates F.C., has launched an innovative themed hotel room, which is the first of its kind on African soil. Based at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Johannesburg Melrose Arch, this unique room offers football enthusiasts and Orlando Pirates supporters an unparalleled experience.
Acclaimed Local Designer Brings Orlando Pirates F.C. to Life
The Orlando Pirates-themed space was designed by local interior designer, Latoyah Mei, who applied her remarkable skills to create the perfect ambiance for the Pirates’ faithful. The room’s design features the club’s iconic black and white stripes, representing its successful legacy and rich heritage.
Innovative Design Features for a Contemporary Luxury Experience
The Orlando Pirates-themed room offers a contemporary and luxurious experience with its warm woods, ambient lighting, and modern prints. The design features stadium-like lighting incorporated into the room’s flooring, a repurposed Vilakazi street tower signage serving as a functional bag and coat holder, and the memorabilia displaying the Orlando Pirates colors and design.
A Partnership that Transcends South Africa
Sean Maher, Market Vice President for South Africa at Marriott International, praised this groundbreaking offering, and Thandi Merafe, Media Director of Orlando Pirates, expressed pride in partnering with Marriott Bonvoy. They both revealed plans to launch more themed rooms across the country, with unveilings expected soon.
The Orlando Pirates-themed room at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Johannesburg Melrose Arch is now accepting bookings. To secure your stay and enjoy a 15% discount on standard rates at participating hotels across South Africa, visit marriott.com.
The Protea Hotels and Orlando Pirates F.C. partnership has resulted in a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind hotel room that brings the world of football to life for fans and enthusiasts alike. With plans to unveil more themed rooms across the country, it’s clear that this project is just the beginning of an exciting and innovative collaboration.