Monday, March 23, 2009

Luxury Accommodations Already In High Demand

Luxury suites a the new Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the Eastern Cape are already halfway sold out. Organizers are expecting a large amount of big spending firms and people to pay high rates for accommodations during the 2010 games.

Top packages for luxury suites at the city‘s new stadium would cost from $307200 (about R3-million) for 24 VIP guests at a series of matches – and five of the 10 available had already been sold, Match Hospitality regional manager Edgar Baron said. He added that “PetroSA and other people” involved in the Coega development project were among those who had booked the suites.

The price – which includes VIP entrance, catered cordon bleu meals, drinks, and mementos – works out at R125000 for each VIP for the eight matches involved, or about R15600 a head a match.

Meanwhile, local fans will be able to sit in ordinary seats for as little as R140, information issued previously by cup organisers shows. They will be able to eat and drink strictly sponsors-only products.

Firms spending millions on World Cup luxury
The Herald
March 23, 2009