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Name: Premier Hotel Umhlanga
Location: Ridgeside, Umhlanga
Use: Hotel

A proposal for a new 4 star hotel for the Premier Hotel Group set high above the sea on the Umhlanga Ridge allowed GAPP an opportunity to develop a concept that reflects the ocean which the hotel faces and take into consideration the city context at ground level. The building is massed so as to maximise sea views to the north and the hotel cascades in sections, evoking the roll of the waves and swells of the ocean at its feet.
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This would be their largest scale hotel in terms of cost outlay so far. Unless you factor in the ICC component in East London.

This has much potential and will be kept busy if the KZN Sharks Board press ahead with plans for a new facility that incorporates a bigger better museum and a maritime college. Current plans valued around R1billion.
The grassed empty land towards the homes in the pic is where the Premier Hotel will be built. Gathering by the small site and that it is zoned for 10F that we could have a sizable height on this development. The new Gateway Private Hospital is right behind it.

any movement? we still not seen final renders...
“We are now designing a 160-room hotel in Umhlanga, Durban and we hope to start construction in November, with the hotel due to open about 18 months later.

So there is progress...

http://thesa-mag.com/features/tourism-leisure/premier-hotels-resorts-grand-designs-hospitality/
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putting in a bid for it today so there is sizable movement
is there a final design? they have been a bit slow since their announcement...
got some floor plans but no renders
Number of floors?
8 and basement parking
So then likely pretty much in lone with current render...
DB any news for us?
havent received anything, not sure if its been awarded or not
Seems they were overly optimistic when they announced this last Dec. Db any movement on tenders
Seems these guys are super slow....


SA hotel chain announces expansion plans
By: Kim Emmanuel 24 May 2016 14:30 PM


Premier Hotels and Resorts International announced plans for further expansion in South Africa at its Gala Dinner on Saturday, at East London International Convention Centre celebrating 25 years.

Samuel Nassimov, MD of Premier Hotels and Resorts, said there are plans to add another three Premier properties within the next five years. The three additional hotels are planned for the areas of Umhlanga, Fourways and Sandton.

A site has already been acquired for the Umhlanga property and construction is expected to begin early 2017.

Details of Premier's repositioning were also revealed at the gala dinner. “We would like to sub-brand to get the fair share of the market because right now we offer full service, three of four star hotels,” said Nassimov.

Each of the sub-brands, Splendid Inn, Express Inn, Premier Resort and East London International Convention Centre, were rebranded with a different colour to represent the different market segmentation.

Premier’s Pinetown, Port Edward and King David hotels will all be rebranded under the Splendid Inn brand.

Source: http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/109537/SA-hotel-chain-announces-expansion-plans
After waiting what feels like forever, tenders have been awarded on this one in the past month.
Some activity onsite today. They have begun putting up fencing around the site.
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Now to see a new render, I am sure this has changed
So seems this is now fully underway. And instead of one hotel, they are developing two hotels with a total capacity of 318 rooms.

The following appeared in the April edition of leadership magazine

But Nassimov is keen to stress that the project he is most excited about is, indeed, their new property in Umhlanga. By the time this edition of the magazine is in circulation, the ground on this property is likely to have been broken already with the development of two hotels.

The one will be a 128-room 4+ star hotel with a pool, parking area, bar and a conference centre, which will be able to host between 400-500 delegates.

Differentiating hotels

The other will be a 3-star hotel with around 190 rooms and a conference centre, which will be able to host 415 delegates.


http://www.leadershiponline.co.za/articles/premier-hotels-an-empire-is-built-25195.html
The site has been cleared to ground level. That's from behind the Busamed hospital and down to Herwood drive.
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