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Protea Hotels Gives Hilton A Facelift
Hilton, 02 September 2010: The 1st stage of Protea Hotels’ renovation of the iconic Hilton Hotel in the midlands of Kwa-Zulu Natal has been completed, and the hotel is now open to the public. The Hilton landmark serves as a gateway to the Midlands Meander Arts & Crafts route and the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range and houses two of the country’s most elite schools – Hilton College and St. Annes.
“This hotel has great strategic value for Protea Hotels as the Hilton area is increasingly popular for leisure, business and government travelers,” said Danny Bryer, Group Sales, Marketing and Revenue Director, Protea Hotels. “It is driven by the demand for accommodation in the Pietermaritzburg area, which is the home to the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, just 12km away.”
The hotel, established in 1936, is an architectural showpiece with imposing Tudor lines, and serves as the ideal getaway for both business and leisure travelers.
60 new rooms have been added to the hotel, all of which feature full temperature control, satellite TV and opulent sitting areas. The 38 old rooms will also receive full renovations as part of the second phase of the hotel’s upgrade.
The revitalised facility also offers a completely overhauled conferencing facility, catering for up to 250 delegates. The conference venue can be divided into three separate rooms which is ideal for conferences or events that require break away rooms. Additionally, the hotel’s restaurant offers guests a diverse range of local and international cuisine, which can also be enjoyed on the outdoor Tudor Terrace surrounding the swimming pool.
Set against a backdrop of beautiful rolling lawns and gardens, and just a short drive from the majestic Drakensberg mountain range, the Protea Hotel Hilton boasts a full service facility, capable of meeting the needs of every discerning traveler to this beautiful area of South Africa.