Montecasino

Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol and Witkoppen Roads, Fourways, Johannesburg

About

Montecasino first opened its doors on 30 November 2000 and expanded in May 2007 with the addition of the open air Piazza and Teatro.

Montecasino's Piazza, which is slightly smaller than a rugby field and modeled on a typical Italian piazza features several restaurants where visitors can dine al fresco, and enjoy the mesmerizing musical fountain displays. The Piazza also features the SunSquare Hotel, aimed at the modern business tourist, the Montecasino Ballroom which can accommodate 400 people seated banquet style, and the spectacular Teatro at Montecasino, which opened with the legendary stage production 'The Lion King'.

Construction has been completed on a R700 Million project - 'The Pivot'. The Pivot includes a new hotel, bar and lounge, conference centre, restaurant, outdoor pool and leisure area and a new gym.

Features and Facilities

  • A Casino with slots, table games, a poker suite and 14 cashier stations
  • Restaurants, Bars and Coffee Shops
  • Nightclub and Comedy Club
  • Food court with Fast Food outlets
  • 2 theatres - The Teatro at Montecasino and the Pieter Toerien Theatre
  • Child Care Facility
  • Montecasino Bird Gardens with a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals
  • A 15 cinema complex operated by NuMetro
  • Shopping outlets
  • Outdoor Piazza featuring Musical Fountains
  • Hotels - Southern Sun Hotel, Sun Square Hotel and the Palazzo Hotel
  • Conference and events facilities
  • Secure under cover and open air parking

Accommodation

The five-star Palazzo Montecasino Hotel is a picture of elegance and sophistication, catering for the business or leisure guest with a taste for the high life. Surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens, the Palazzo Montecasino is a tranquil island amidst the business hub of Sandton. The hotel has easy access to major highways and is linked to the Montecasino entertainment complex by an open-air walkway. A meandering pathway through the magnificent water features leads to the hotel pool, perfect for unwinding after a hard day's work or shopping.

Recently opened on the 1st May 2010 the Southern Sun Montecasino is an exciting new edition to the Montecasino Precinct. The hotel has 194 bedrooms and offers all the modern facilities for both business and leisure travellers including a high spec gymnasium. It is modeled on the Palazzo Corsini, a 15th century Villa situated on the slope between Gianicolo and the Tiber River in Italy.

The Sun Square Hotel has been designed for the worldly wise who know that great hospitality shouldn't cost the earth, those who want both style and value in equal measure. The Sun Square Hotel is enjoyed by seasoned travelers who've experienced the new, more cosmopolitan style of global lifestyle hotels, where business and pleasure are in perfect balance, and where a pleasant surprise awaits around every corner.

Events

Montecasino Ballroom
The Montecasino Ballroom is a 675m² stylish and sophisticated private function venue decorated in an elegant contemporary style with an impressive 360m² welcoming foyer area. The Montecasino Ballroom has permanent draping rails around the room to facilitate the ease of set-ups for themed functions, as well as reinforced steel beams in the ceiling to accommodate rigging for specialized technical requirements. Specifically designed for up-market events, the room is capable of hosting banquets, launches, dinner-dance functions, theatre group hospitality, conferences and high profile events.

La Toscana
Within the walls of the Montecasino Tuscan Village, La Toscana can be found - a private function venue in true Italianate style, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, coupled with sophisticated presentation equipment and stage. A multi-purpose function venue that is ideal for corporate and special occasion events.

Conference Room
The Montecasino Conference Room is well-positioned in quiet and elegant surroundings. On entry, guests are greeted by an impressive double volume entrance that leads to an inviting reception area. The chic welcoming foyer and stylish Conference Room is an ideal multi-functional intimate venue.

Entertainment

Peter Torien Theatre
Pieter Toerien's Theatre & Studio has been home to some of the best theatre productions with both local and international stars gracing its stage including Bea Arthur, Moira Lister, Bill Flynn, Tim Plewman, Michael Richard, Tobie Cronje, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Marc Lottering and Rex Garner, Fiona Ramsay, Alan Committie, Ashley Dowds and Neels Van Jaarsveld.

The Teatro
The spectacular Teatro at Montecasino is a world class theatre destination, featuring the best Musical, Dance, Drama or Comedy entertainment options with great restaurants and hotels at Montecasino. Going to the theatre has a new air of wonder and mystery at the Teatro at Montecasino, which opened its doors in May 2007 with the international stage phenomenon, The Lion King co-produced by Lebo M and Pieter Toerien.

The Teatro is acoustically designed for large scale musical productions and it can accommodate 1 870 people at full capacity. Despite the vast number of seats, the Teatro has an unmistakable intimacy and no seat is further than 33 metres from the stage. The Teatro was constructed at a cost of over R100 million by Tsogo Sun Gaming and is one of the 10 largest Lyric theatres in the world.

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