Five-star hotel will meet target

A new five-star hotel is under construction in Port Elizabeth to help the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to meet its target of 55 000 beds for the 2010 World Cup.

A new five-star hotel is under construction in Port Elizabeth to help the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to meet its target of 55 000 beds for the 2010 World Cup.

It comes after accommodation was one of the concerns raised by Fifa but the municipality insists there was no need for anybody to press panic batons.

Nondumiso Maphazi, the municipality's mayor, said they were delighted that the other premium hotels were busy with renovations to increase their bed capacity.

She added that they were working closely with neighbouring municipalities to fully meet the accommodation requirements of Fifa.

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