When our establishment opened in 2002, we had no idea that we would grow into the family we are today.
Once upon a time, we went by the name of Cedar Park Hotel & Conference Centre and had a much smaller team under the leadership of our current general manager, Randy Moniez. The team has grown, but many of our staff have remained with us since.
A few years into our operation, in 2014, we realised there was a need for change. We put a lot of thought and effort into ways to freshen up our brand – it was time for the transition to a brand-new look and feel.
With the change came the need for a new name. We invited guests and members of the public to offer their suggestions with a fun competition that involved lots of prizes and gifts.
On 1 September of that year, just in time for spring, we launched our new name and image, reflecting a fresh, contemporary new look while keeping our values as a close-knit family.
Our mission to help bring about positive change in the community around us has always been a defining factor for us and this has remained consistent throughout our existence. We’ve made a concerted effort to hire staff from the community, specifically focusing people from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
We’ve also taken part in a number of community initiatives, including helping to cultivate gardens. We are also very proud of our green policy which focuses on making our operations as environmentally friendly as possible.
Today, CedarWoods of Sandton is a thriving hotel and conference centre serving both local and international guests. We offer a range of accommodation options in four different themes: “country style” for comfort and sophistication; “modern single” for individual travellers; “king leisure” with king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms; and “superior deluxe”, ideal for couples on honeymoon.
Our conferencing centre also caters for various needs. We can host a spectrum of events – from a company board meeting to a team-building outing – and are able to host up to 700 delegates for exhibitions, product launches and other events. Our banqueting services can accommodate gala dinners, weddings and matric dances, too.
We’ve experienced many highlights over the past decade. These include when our conference centre achieved a four-star rating in 2017, when our deputy general manager Marielle du Toit won a Top 40 Women in MICE award in 2016 and we've been awarded TripAdvisor service Excellence awards for 3 years running.
We’re looking forward to more growth and many more years of CedarWoods of Sandton being your home away from home.