June 2013: Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay, one of the first properties to have joined the 29-year-old Protea Hospitality Group, will be closing from July 15 for a two-month refurbishment that will see rooms and public areas receive a fresh contemporary look.
Two more rooms will also be added, bringing the total to 60 rooms and suites when the hotel reopens on September 15. The make-over will see the introduction of a tranquil colour palette that compliments the gorgeous waterfront location and creates a cool, relaxing atmosphere.
The rooms are being modernised with flat screen TVs, electronic door locks, mini-bar fridges, new floor surfaces and carpets. The hotel’s generous conference facilities will also be part of the refurbishment process. The hotel is currently owned by the Saldanha Group and has been in the Silverman family for approximately 90 years.
Protea Hospitality Group Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue, Danny Bryer, says the hotel is in a prime waterfront position on the West Coast and is a firm favourite among domestic and international leisure travellers, as well as Professional Conference Organisers arranging conferences and team-building events.
“Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay’s conferencing facilities can accommodate 300 delegates and the hotel is the only one in the Western Cape offering teambuilding as part of their fully inclusive conference packages. “We look forward to seeing the hotel’s refurbishment completed in time for summer. It is the perfect location for both work and play away from the big city lights in an historic and beautiful West Coast waterfront location.”