Well situated adjacent to the Durban International Convention Centre, the Hilton Durban is currently completed a major refurbishment, which was undertaken in five phases at a total capital investment of over ZAR 200 million.
The full project will be scheduled for completion in 2018 after completing the meetings and banqueting facilities.
The refurbishment project has already included the lobby and Big Easy Winebar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els.
Conversion of what was formerly a bar to an exclusive Business Lounge, redesigning all its suites – including the Presidential Suite – with a fresh, new aesthetic feel.
The latest addition is the new Vasco’s Restaurant, a vibrant all-day dining restaurant which draws on the best of local and international cuisine.
The sweeping show kitchen, which doubles as the buffet, includes a tandoor oven, pasta station and grill station as well as hot, ambient and chilled displays.
Hilton Durban first opened in 1997, and celebrates its 20 years with all 327 bedrooms having been transformed into contemporary spaces with an overall design being inspired by Durban’s rich, diverse cultural heritage; captivating history; its breathtaking stretch of golden shorelines and the warmth and hospitality of its people, to cover the needs of the modern traveller.
The plan also involved adding a new room type for families to reflect the increase of guests coming to visit Durban for leisure, looking for more space and comfort.
“The entire team is thrilled to be welcoming guests into our newly renovated hotel,” said Markus Fritz, general manager of Hilton Durban.
“We have always listened to our loyal guests and what they loved about staying with us and we learned that Hilton Durban is a top choice for visitors to Durban because of its iconic location, breath-taking views of Indian Ocean and Durban city and keeping the modern traveller in mind, giving them the technology, flexibility, personalisation and convenience of their stay that they need.
“These enhancements ensure we continue extending innovative products and exceptional services to our guests.”