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Coming Soon, The Nelson Mandela Boutique Hotel?

February 2, 2010 at 4:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

We really hope this hotel plan isn't all hype. News reports out today say that the land where Nelson Mandela spent his last days of freedom before spending 27 years in prison will be turned into a boutique hotel that will accompany a historical museum already on the land. The Daily Mail reports:

As South Africa prepares to celebrate 20 years since Mr Mandela's release on February 11th 1990, three acres of land on Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg, are set to be developed into a 75million rand hotel (around £6million).

Construction on the 48-room hotel is likely to begin in June and the property is scheduled to open in September 2011.

We're adding that to our Hotel Openings list right now.

Here's what else is going on in the hotel world:
· The Chambers Hotel in downtown Minneapolis is now a Le Meridien. [TwinCities Biz Journal]
· Cruise Ship Hotel for the Vancouver Olympics sinks...in theory [Victoria Advocate]
· The Problems with Condo-Hotels from the condo owners side of coin [NY Times]
· Cougars Hunt Cubs and vice versa at the Clarion Hotel in Millbrae, Calif. [Mercury News]