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President Masisi’s tie sells for P11, 000 at auction

Publishing Date : 10 July, 2018


President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday night obliged to have his tie he wore that night sold to the highest bidder. The president was officiating at Room50Two Boutique Hotel’s official opening, which was followed by a fundraiser art auction of the hotel’s original artworks which were sourced locally.

The auction raised P 341, 000, part of which will be donated towards various charitable causes and some artists. President Masisi wore a classic navy blue diamond repeat silk tie which was sold off to the highest bidder at P11 000. The money will solely be donated towards charity. The event was graced by captains of different industries who presented to support this unique initiative by making generous bids.

Room50Two’s Head – Project Development, Justin Jose explained that as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, they plan to take a different approach when giving back to the community. “We commissioned several artists to paint pieces within a given theme, these pieces are what we are currently using throughout the hotel,” he said.

Jose further explains that the auction aims to raise funds for the President’s choice of charity. “This is how we would like to show our support to the country’s new leadership. In the same manner we decided to give the artists a portion of the auction proceeds as a continued show of support for their individual art and the community as a whole.”

Room50Two sourced the artworks that grace its rooms and reception lobby in a unique fashion. Through a process of special invites to well- established, reputable local artists to present their portfolios, they were able to shortlist and commission 13 local artists to create artwork in keeping with quality and prestige of the home these artworks would grace.

The 14 stunning original artworks were auctioned the evening of the opening. From the inception of the idea to specially- commissioning artwork for this iconic building, Management felt it important to serve their Corporate Social Responsibility mandate by auctioning the original artwork to raise money for charity, with part of the auction proceeds going back to the artists. Housed in Gaborone’s tallest building, this boutique hotel is proving to become an icon of Botswana’s tourism and is set to instantly capture the hearts and imaginations of business travellers.

Set in warm and soothing tones, Room50Two hotel offers a unique lifestyle experience defined by the highest standards of hospitality. The rooms are designed to cater to the demands of business travellers and families alike. The hotel is immaculately furnished with full sized bathrooms, kitchenettes and lounges. It blends the concept of serviced apartments with the hotel.

The hotel complex consists of the one and only, rooftop restaurant in Gaborone- Table50Two. It is an alluring fine dining restaurant and outdoor terrace located on Level 28 of the towering iTowers building. The restaurant is handsomely designed, expertly balancing sociability with tranquillity. The food and drinks at Table50Two are as distinctive as the space itself. The Restaurant has already become a popular destination for people visiting the City. The outdoor terrace is a good vantage point to enjoy the beauty of Gaborone.



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