In the neighbourhood
Mercure Hotel Midrand is one of 725 hotels worldwide and one of four Mercure establishments in South Africa to become Fair Trade Tourism certified. Located in Midrand's bustling business district, halfway between Johannesburg and the capital city of Pretoria, the hotel is within easy driving distance of OR Tambo International Airport and close to the Gautrain route. It is also within walking distance of Gallagher Estate.
The hotel's 92 air-conditioned rooms, 24-hour security and restaurant answer a variety of different travel needs. Environmental and social needs are met with the hotel chain's ground-breaking responsible tourism initiatives, including skills development, working to prevent child sex tourism and comprehensive HIV/Aids awareness-raising programmes.
The entire Mercure network in South Africa pursues a policy of procuring products and services from emerging and Fair Trade suppliers and take steps to reduce energy and water consumption, even partnering with local power utility Eskom to launch a joint campaign to raise awareness of the energy challenges facing South Africa. Its exemplary labour standards and environmental policies also help it to stand out from the crowd.