Umhlanga Arch seals new partnership with Hilton Hotel brand
Through the respected partnership between the iconic Umhlanga Arch and internationally-acclaimed Hilton Hotel brand, Durban South Africa will be welcoming it’s very first Hilton Garden Inn. The 207-guestroom hotel, which is expected to be complete in 2020, is a game-changing partnership, that will not only be a perfect fit for international and local travellers but will feed into the business hub of this bespoke, mixed-use development.
“We always intended to have a hotel element included in our development offering and are extremely thrilled to have partnered with such a heavy-weight, international hotel brand like Hilton Hotel. We believe the Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect fit for the Umhlanga Arch brand as not only do they exceed in customer experience, but through our research, we have discovered that there is a real need for a hotel of this stature that provides business travellers a place to stay, where they have luxury, comfort and easy access to the airport, economic hub of Umhlanga and major highways,” says Chris du Toit, Developer representative of Umhlanga Arch.
“Umhlanga is a terrific location in which to launch Hilton Garden Inn in South Africa. A popular upmarket commercial and leisure destination, Umhlanga is one of South Africa’s fastest-growing economic areas. The relocation of nearby King Shaka International Airport in 2010 and a significant boost in office space is driving considerable growth in corporate traffic, creating demand for what will be our first Hilton Garden Inn in South Africa,” shares Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton.
The Hilton Garden Inn hotel will add to the convenient, on-the-go lifestyle Umhlanga Arch has manifested, with its very own amenities at hand. There will be a business centre, fitness hub, outdoor pool and various food and beverage outlets, including a garden and lounge bar. Visitors will have everything they need at hand, and will without a doubt experience luxury, privacy and sophistication.
The success of Umhlanga Arch attracting the best in the industry is due to its collective offering from European-inspired high streets, the iconic sea-facing arch configuration, smart-ready apartments, double volume lofts, AAA-grade office spaces, concierge lifestyle, a show-stopping SMG BMW Umhlanga offering and now a world-renowned hotel. The location of Umhlanga Arch is also another driving factor luring global brands in, as Umhlanga Ridgeside is notably one of the fastest growing urban developments in South Africa, closely positioned to top-class amenities, King Shaka International Airport and Durban’s harbour.