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Protea Hotels Gives Hilton A Facelift
Protea Hotels’ renovation of the iconic Hilton Hotel in the midlands of Kwa-Zulu Natal is on track for completion in September 2010. 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 will serve as the ideal getaway for both business and leisure travellers once its refurbishment is complete.
The majority of the hotel’s 38 rooms will be entirely renovated, and will offer full temperature control, satellite TV and opulent sitting areas.
The revitalised facility will offer five separate conference venues, allowing for a wide variety of customer requirements, and will cater for up to 250 delegates at a time. Additionally, the hotel’s Scripts restaurant will offer 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 will soon boast a full service facility, capable of meeting the needs of every discerning traveler to that beautiful area of South Africa.