Endorsement for POPUP

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POPUP values the support of hotels such as Hotel 224 and the Morning Star Express Hotel

Hotel 224 employs POPUP learners and assists us with practical experience for our learners, apart from their regular meat donation towards POPUP. Hotel 224 also sponsors POPUP's Christmas Breakfast (Year-end function) and helps POPUP to connect with other Hotel Groups. We thank you for your generous heart towards POPUP!

The Hotel 224’s elegantly appointed guest rooms offer both business & leisure traveller stylish comfort with modern amenities. The rooms have recently been refurbished and the tasteful furnishing caters to the most discerning guest. Double or twin accommodation is available and all guest rooms are en-suite. Hotel 224 guests are also afforded in-room amenities and conveniences such as air-conditioning, complimentary wireless internet, DStv bouquet, Complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities, Direct dialling, Fridge, Electronic Safe, Room service, Laundry Service and an electronic Key-card Access System.

With six unique meeting rooms, The Hotel 224 provides an optimal conferencing solution for up to 120 delegates. Corporate guests are not only close to major corporations and business districts, but are also provided with the finest in meeting facilities, state of the art equipment, free reliable wireless connectivity throughout the building, free transport in CBD, free Gautrain pickup/drop-off and bespoke dining options.

A POPUP Endorsement from Morning Star Express Hotel and Hotel 224

Hotel 224 and Morning Star Express Hotel had a wonderful 2017 due to a growing relationship between the two hotels and POPUP.

We have been involved with POPUP for some time now but this year the relationship blossomed into something special. With regular donations to the POPUP kitchen, student placements for practical at our properties, site visits for new learners and most recently a class on workplace readiness by heads of departments from both hotels and a personal testimony from former POPUP student and now head chef of Morning Star Express Hotel, Herold Pitse.

This was made possible by the management of both the hotels after noticing the potential of the learners that POPUP was producing and wanted to invest in the future talent of the hospitality industry.

We would like to thank POPUP for your great work and for finding ways for our hotels to contribute. Together we have cultivated a culture in our hotels of maintaining our humanity in a very competitive market. Special thanks to Herold Pitse for being a great ambassador for both POPUP and Morning Star Express Hotel.

Testimony by Herold Pitse (Head Chef at the Morning Star Express Hotel)

"Before POPUP, I made a lot of bad choices in my life and as time went by I realised that time was slowly fading, so I turned my life around and decided to do something about my life and that’s when I found POPUP.

After finding POPUP in 2009 my life changed for the better. I attended the Life Skills Programme which made me realise that with God almighty anything is possible. So I started working harder and passed with learner of excellence. I got employment and worked very hard, kept focussed with the right attitude, became more and more organised with daily practice, I learned from my seniors and respected myself and everyone. The company recognised me and took me for further managerial studies and today I am proud to say am the Head chef of Morning Star Express Hotel. It’s all thanks to POPUP for helping me take the right step towards changing my life. May it not end there but continue to inspire more and more people like me and to have more companies getting involved with POPUP like Morning Star Express Hotel and Hotel 224. Thank you to POPUP, Morning Star Express Hotel and Hotel 224. Above all a big thank you to God."