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Sheraton Pretoria Hotel - The Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is situated in close proximity to the Union Building, the official seat of the government, incorporating the offices of the President of South Africa. Set in beautifully manicured gardens, this imposing structure has been declared a national monument. When stepping into the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel, guests will soon see that this ...
Fondly known as the "Jacaranda City", referring to the hundreds of Jacaranda trees lining its streets, the picturesque and historic city of Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, as well as being home to more than a hundred foreign embassies. The Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is situated in close proximity to the Union Building, the official seat of the government, incorporating ...
Herbert Baker was commissioned in 1910 to design the Union Building in Pretoria. This was to become the administrative center for the Government of the Union of South Africa, and in November 1910 the corner brick was laid. The Union of South Africa only changed its name to the Republic of South Africa in 1961 upon gaining independence from Britain.