Suncoast Towers Hotel appoints new Head Chef

Tsogo Sun’s Suncoast Towers hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandren Govender as Head Chef. In his new role he will be responsible for overseeing the hotel’s dining venue, room service, catering and culinary events, as well as further enhancing the hotels celebrated culinary offerings.

“I’m thrilled and privileged to lead such a talented team. The hotel has great ambitions for the restaurant and together I believe we are creating something really special. I firmly believe that if you love food it will love you back and I’ve built my career on loving what I do,” said Govender.

Having served in various hospitality food and beverage positions from around the globe, Govender is a seasoned culinary professional bringing over 21 years of experience. Govender who specialised in Indian cuisine has been a part of the Tsogo Sun group for over four years and has been at the forefront for the launch of Jeera – an authentic Durban Indian restaurant.

“We are delighted to welcome Sandren and his wealth of culinary knowledge and zeal as head chef of the hotel,” said Adrian Penny, General Manager Suncoast Towers hotel. “We are confident his expertise and impressive level of talent and enthusiasm will heighten the hotels diverse dining offering to a new level of excellence for our guests,” added Penny.

“On behalf of Tsogo Sun, we are so proud to have a chef of this calibre on our team. He is perfect for the position and we wish him all the best,” said Mike Jackson, Operations Director KZN hotels.

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Ultimate 80’s party experience to start the new year at Sky with Trevor Williams


Gear up for the most amazing journey taking you through the hits of yester year featuring Durban’s favourite old skool DJ, Trevor Williams.

 Audiences will revel in nostalgia as we embrace the hit tracks of the 80s at one of Durban’s most picturesque locations – SKY VENUE located on the 31st floor of the iconic Southern Sun Maharani Tower.

Yes we are talking retro fashion, dinner, dance and of course music that will bring you an evening packed with the unlimited fun, entertainment and excitement.  

Smash hits likely to thrill crowds include: bands like Duran Duran, The Police and Dire Straits, while on the pop synth scene we witnessed The Human League, Culture Club, Thompson Twins, Depeche Mode and many more. On the other side of the Atlantic we had the more rocky sounds of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Steve Miller Band, Blondie and Talking Heads. On the pop front we had Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel from Genesis topping the charts while alternative music was making its mark with bands such as REM, The Cure and Violent Femmes.

“We are thrilled at the success of our 80’s evenings at Sky. Guests can still look forward to welcome drinks, a scrumptious dinner menu followed by an entertaining evening of 80’s classics.

“We believe there is a critical need for entertainment that appeals to crowd which frequented the former Raffles nightclub in Durban. Sky is the ideal location that they connect with and events such as these show them a sense of belonging,” said Samantha Croft, GM Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Complex.

 The music of the 80s is indeed an era that is all time favourite so join the 80s evening to make this a party bash you will never forget!  Don’t forget to don your favourite 80s gear.

 Date: Saturday, 31st of January 2015

Cost: R380 per person includes Dinner and a welcome drink on arrival.

The fun begins at 7pm.

 To make a booking, please contact Garika Ramdarie on +27 31 362 1300

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