R15 million worth of upgrades at Graceland conclude this month

Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club
Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club

The glory of Colonial America has just become even more glorious, as upgrades to the majestic Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club in Secunda nears completion. Phase one of the renovation project was completed in October 2014, and included the upgrade of two floors of the 4-star Peermont Walmont Hotel, the addition of Madison’s Bistro and family restaurant, a fresh coat of paint for the hotel exterior, upgrades to the Augusta Club Lounge and a new sprinkler irrigation system on the Gary Player-designed 18-hole championship inland links golf course.

Phase two includes the renaming, relocation and expansion of the spa facilities, cosmetic touch-ups and the installation of 6 new 55’’ HD TV’s and the replacement of carpets and painting of the bulkhead in the ever-popular Buffalo Bills showbar. This phase, scheduled for completion end-June 2015, will also see changes and upgrades to another floor of the hotel, including the presidential and junior suites, the installation of a dedicated shaded parking area for the Winners Circle Black Card members and the purchase and installation of 20 new slot machines and five new gaming tables, to the value of R5,7 million.

The installation of a modular play area is scheduled for completion by end of June and will be complemented by the opening of Blue Bayou restaurant to offer breath-taking views of the golf course and the swimming pool.

The beautiful new Rootz Boutique Spa, conveniently located inside the Peermont Walmont hotel, offers a full range of treatments featuring the latest therapeutic techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. Professionally trained therapists expertly carry out treatments ranging from healing reflexology and soothing massages to signature beauty treatments and wellness programmes, all using quality organic spa products.

Guests looking for a midwinter get away can visit the resort and book into the recently upgraded 4-star Peermont Walmont Hotel and enjoy a great Winter Funstays package for a mere R625 per person sharing. The Winter Funstays offer includes accommodation at the 4-star Peermont Walmont Hotel and breakfast at the Blue Bayou restaurant and a R100 gaming voucher per adult.