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The Peninsula ‘tribe’ continues to pay it forward

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel in Sea Point has had plenty of good news to share since South Africa went into lockdown. From feeding those less fortunate, to launching a professional off-site cleaning service and retaining all of their employees, the list goes on…

“When domestic travel was prohibited and borders were completely closed to international guests, we had to think outside the box by creating opportunities to generate additional income for our staff,” says Chris Godenir, General Manager of The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel.

“With hygiene, health and safety a strong need during COVID-19, and my team having the
necessary skills, expertise, and equipment, it made sense for us to extend this service to our
local community instead of waiting for business to come to us,” he explains.

The Peninsula team, or ‘tribe’ as they call themselves, launched their off-site service during lockdown which includes the professional cleaning of local offices, business operations and places of residence such as apartments and houses within a 5km radius of the hotel.

“While the team cleans your house or office, you can come through to The Peninsula and
keep working. The coffee is always fresh, and we have a generator if load shedding makes a reapperance,” says Godenir.

Aside from launching the cleaning service, The Peninsula’s ethos and energy has been developed by supporting humanity and fostering community spirit. In this vein, the Peninsula tribe collectively sourced sponsors so that they could help deliver hot meals to the homeless living under the Culemborg bridge in the city centre during lockdown.

The list of initiatives are endless at this inspiring hotel – it even caught the attention of Derek Watts, former host on Carte Blanche, and Mark Lottering, a well-known Cape Town comedian and entertainer.

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