Two of Durban beachfront’s landmark hotels – the Elangeni and Maharani Hotels – shone brightly last night, Thursday 16 April 2020, bringing a message of hope and love to South Africa and the world.

With tourism being one of the industries struggling the most during the covid-19 pandemic, and hotels around the world shut down… the KwaZulu-Natal hotels turned on the lights in some of their empty rooms to shine a beautiful message of love and hope.

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Photo: FB/Tsogo Sun

Tsogo Sun posted a photo on social media saying: “A heartfelt message from us to you during the lockdown. #SSEM #StrongerTogether.”

Many regular guests of the South African hotels flooded their timeline with gratitude for spreading love and hope during these coronavirus times. Seema Singh said: “Aawh.. Thank you.. Miss the hotel, the staff and the awesome atmosphere.. Hopefully my kids and I will be staying at this fabulous hotel soon. So many wonderful childhood memories for my kids. We just love the Elangeni Hotel. πŸΉπŸ˜πŸ™πŸ˜‡”

The two Southern Sun Hotels are part of South Africa’s largest hotel chain – Tsogo Sun Hotels. Southern Sun was founded by SA hotelier Sol Kerzner, who recently passed away, and SA Breweries in 1969.

Was lucky enough to capture the last bit of the magic.. The beautiful Elangeni ❀️… Spreading love and cheer.. Proudly South African.. πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦#memoriesbringbackmemoriesMy50thπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Posted by Charmaine Lynn Kallee on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Elangeni and Maharani Hotel in Durban sharing a message of Love and Hope to all South Africans.β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

Posted by Durban on Thursday, April 16, 2020