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March 4, 2013

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre

Welcome to the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre.

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre was established in 1998 with 1 conference and 80 accommodation rooms. From these humbling beginnings, “Birchwood” underwent 4 phases of expansion and today boasts 665 accommodation and just over 50 conference rooms. Spanning over 46 acres of land, Birchwood is South Africa’s largest independent hotel & conference centre capable of hosting over 5 000 delegates at once.

10 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and easily accessible from 3 major highways, Birchwood is a conveniently located venue for all commuters. In addition to this, Birchwood also offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to and from the airport as well as the nearby East Rand Mall shopping centre.

For recreational activities, Birchwood Hotel is surrounded by numerous shopping attractions as well as 3 golf courses and a casino. More adventurous visitors will benefit from Top Shot Tours, the on-site tour operator which offers tours to Soweto, the Lion & Rhino Park as well as historical monuments and museums. Whilst on the property however, there are a host of on-site facilities which include gym, spa and many more. Guests can enjoy fine dining at The Local Grill (an upmarket steak house) or Tazza caffe & wine bar.

Birchwood seeks to cater for all conferencing and accommodation requirements as a ‘one-stop’ shop by offering transfers; full AV support; theme and décor; team-building and car rental on-site!

Conference rooms range from intimate 4 seater boardrooms to the name sake OR Tambo Centre which can seat up to 1 500 delegates cinema style. There are a variety of different size conference rooms and set-ups available accommodating plenary sessions; board meetings; products launches; training sessions or even exhibitions. The 164 seater auditorium and several other rooms have vehicle access allowing heavy machinery and other large equipment to be displayed in the venue. No matter what requirement you may have, Birchwood has a solution. Your conferencing will also never be interrupted as Birchwood has installed back-up generators throughout the property for added convenience. In addition to conferencing, there are several venues suitable for gala dinners, award ceremonies and banquets.

So whether it’s a conference, a product launch, a seminar, directors meeting or simply a special occasion, check out the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, then check in for an event to be remembered.


The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre can make your dreams come true!

Your wedding day does not need to be a nightmare to arrange! Whether you have 30 or 800 guests, the Birchwood Hotel offers 10 reception venues all with their own unique look and feel to compliment your personalized décor. Birchwood provides you with a wedding planner file, our gift to you, which covers all aspects behind the start to finish of your big day. Thereafter our experienced wedding coordinator brings all aspects of your planning together.

To calm your nerves, a day-use room is available for you and your entourage where you can indulge in a glass of champagne before heading off to your ceremony in our exclusive Chapel or landscaped gardens. Once you have tied the knot, your coordinator will usher your guests into a section of the gardens where they will be welcomed by snacks and drinks, whilst you and your partner take photos in our picturesque gardens. After which, you can join them in your reception venue to celebrate this momentous day with a divine selection of food. From buffets to plated menus and the warm hospitality of our staff, you are safe in our hands whilst you dance the night away.

Finally, celebrate your first night as husband and wife in one of our honeymoon suites – a complimentary gift to you.

The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre is located in the East Rand near all major highways as well as the airport and is easily accessible. We invite you to come through for a site visit in order to determine whether the Birchwood Hotel offers what you are looking for on your special day. Kindly contact our coordinator on the contact details below:

Natalia Walicsek – Wedding Coordinator Tel: 011 897 0054 (Direct)


The below facilities are available to all hotel guests. Some services or facilities may include additional costs which are charged to the guest’s own account.
•Lotus Spa
•Curio Shop
•Hi Flyerz Aviation Theme Bar
For the more outgoing, this informal pub atmosphere will keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning.For more informationl please call: (011) 897 0106
•Wireless Internet Access
Wireless Internet Access is available in selected areas of the hotel. Internet vouchers can be purchased at the reception.

Nearby Facilities:
•Shopping Mall
•Bars and Restaurants

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