Distinguished by its unique Miami South Beach Art Deco style architecture, and sitting on 26 hectares of prime beach front property on Durban’s “Golden Mile” is Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment.
Opened in November 2002 with a total investment of R1,4 Billion, Suncoast, Durban’s largest single investment on the beachfront and Durban’s largest casino complex boasts 1,550 slot machines, 63 gaming tables, along with an exclusive Salon Prive for higher limit slots and tables. A haven of entertainment for the entire family, the complex also features 23 restaurants and fast food outlets, kid’s entertainment, 8 cinemas, the SUNdeck, Boardwalk and a dance bar.
With a compliment of over 1,000 staff members in 13 different departments, it is no wonder that Suncoast has won numerous service excellence, tourism and local awards including KZN Top Business Awards, PMR Africa Awards, Daily News Your Choice Awards and Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards amongst others.
At the helm of the Marketing Department and tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the complex is at the forefront of all things entertaining is Marketing Manager, Louise Howell.
Louise and her incredible all women team of Kelly Graham (Communications Manager), Suzanne Van Der Merwe (Relationship Marketing Manager) and Vashna Singh (Events & Promotions Manager) along with 55 other staff members within the department, ensure that the complex not only keeps its patrons excited and informed, but also makes sure that Suncoast pushes the boundaries in attaining and delivering world class entertainment with exclusive comedy shows, expos and festivals held throughout the year.
“There is something for everyone at Suncoast. Whether you are hanging out with friends or spending time with the family, it’s the perfect mix of sun, sea and pure entertainment. At Suncoast we continuously strive to get bigger and better events to Durban, some of which include the upcoming Taste of Durban, Ironman 70.2, Mercury Wine Week and Bierfest!” says Louise Howell.
Louise believes that Durban’s greatest assets are the beachfront and its cultural diversity, with Moses Mabhida Stadium playing host to world class events, ongoing upgrades at Ushaka Marine World and planned developments at the Harbour; Durban continues to become a main attraction and international destination.