Golden Gate Hotel
The new look and feel of the hotel takes a far more modern approach, whilst still enhancing the original style of the 70s.The work on the hotel was done as part of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), with the rest being funded from the SANParks infrastructure Development Programme (IDP).
Upgrading a hotel of this calibre was by no means an easy task. To accomplish top-notch results, 50 workers from neighbouring communities were employed. Five SMME construction companies were awarded sub-construction contracts to ensure a smooth and steady upgrading process.
The end result was well worth it: The new Golden Gate Hotel is the embodiment of a new beginning that is illustrated in the new decoration theme used throughout the hotel – African Seasons. It is as if the colours and layers of the seasons come to their full potential here in the Eastern Free State, and that idea is the main artistic vision that has been incorporated into the décor throughout. The rooms depicting the summer season are coated with a bright African sun yellow, while the winter rooms receive a white and blue combination, illustrating the snow-peaked mountains and blue dusky skies present in the Golden Gate winters. Spring is celebrated in brilliant blues and lush greens, and autumn takes its place in the warm orange, red and rich browns of the brand new designs.