Premier Hotels & Resorts is nearing the end of its construction programme of two brand new hotels in Umhlanga, with the re-commencement of building operations during Level 3 in South Africa.
The R380 million investment will feature a 4 Star Premier Hotel, a 3 Star Premier Splendid Inn and a conference centre, all located in one precinct high up on Umhlanga Ridge in Durban KwaZulu-Natal, adjacent to the Sharks Board and Busamed Private Hospital.
The Premier Hotel Umhlanga will offer 130 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, gym, while the Conference Centre is fully sub-divisible into 3 noise-dampening, acoustically designed for delegate comfort and offering meeting capacities for up to 300 attendees. An amazing feature of the Conference Centre includes a magnificent open-air timber view deck with glass balustrade, allowing conference delegates to enjoy views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding Umhlanga precinct from the 10th floor. The hotel has been designed to maximise the use of its location, with all bedrooms having balcony access and spectacular sea views. The design characteristics of the hotel incorporates a modern yet classical palette, the use of darker stained ash woods, cut glass lighting and liberal use of marble tiling on floors and walls. The 9th floor of the hotel features All-Suite rooms whilst the 126 seater restaurant offers dining views of the Indian Ocean.
Premier Splendid Inn will feature 64 bedrooms and its own 50-seater restaurant. This urban style, modern and contemporary hotel offers a fresh young appeal, with light bleached oaks, sand-coloured marble tiling, and lighter finishes in the bedrooms and throughout the hotel – befitting the location close to the ocean. Guests in this hotel are able to access the third floor rooftop pool, and conference centre. The pool is located on the 3rd floor with the main access from the 4 Star property – designed again with sea views.
The Premier precinct offers six floors of safe and convenient undercover parking, with the courtyard entrance offering a turning circle for small coach access or drop-offs for conference or international tour groups. “Our decision to invest in Umhlanga, even during this difficult time due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, is testament to the confidence we have in South Africa’s ability to recover economically. The Umhlanga project will position the Premier Group as a firm favourite amongst corporate, government and international clientele – as we strive to secure a hotel presence in every major South African city“, says Samuel Nassimov, the founder and Managing Director. “The unique configuration in offering two hotels and a conference centre in one spectacular location, combined with the very best modern, contemporary and in some cases classical design specifications, will provide Umhlanga with probably its finest hospitality experience ! “
“Scheduled for opening in October 2020, the Premier Group will open the project in a phased approach with selected services and new Premier CleanCheck protocols in place – involving cleanliness, sanitisation, preventative measures, staff training, and guest education on arrival. Premier Hotels & Resorts are working hard on enhancing the well-being and safety of our guests and staff. Our protocols adhere to new Health and Safety Best Practice Standards to respect social distancing, strict sanitisation methods and the use of PPE protocols at all hotels. “
Situated in Umhlanga Ridge, on the corner of Herrwood Drive and Umhlanga Boulevard, the new development is 5 minutes from Gateway Shopping Centre, and in the heart of the local business district. Access to the new Premier development from the N2 is via the new Cornubia off-ramp off the N2 from King Shaka Airport, and from Durban, the Gateway/Umhlanga off-ramp.
For more information, visit www.premierhotels.co.za or email email@example.com 3 Umhlanga Ridge Boulevard, Prestondale, Umhlanga, 4319