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So I mentioned this one back in May but by now the entire retail block at the front of hotel on the parking side has been demolished. Seems to be motoring along. Wishing for renders or more info. Any boards up guys? Must be causing chaos in the village.

 

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Finally an official announcement:

Key points:

A new 15 Floor tower
Double capacity to 240 rooms
Once complete they will gut the current hotel and modernise it as well to keep with the new towers design.



Umhlanga hotel to double in size
18 Tue, Nov 2014


The addition of a new tower development at Protea Hotel Umhlanga will see the hotel double its capacity from 120 rooms to 240. Construction crews have already broken ground and the new 15-storey tower will welcome its first guests in the first quarter of 2016.

Danny Bryer, Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue for Protea Hotels, says this is the second major build in South Africa under the Protea Hotels banner post-2010 and represents a large vote of confidence in the KwaZulu Natal and Umhlanga business and leisure tourism market.

“There is only one reason for capital investment of this magnitude and it’s because Umhlanga is a substantial growth node tourism-wise. The Average Daily Rate in Umhlanga has grown 7.3% year-on-year for the first six months of 2014. Revenue is growing because there is more development in the area and, in the past three to four years particularly, we’re seeing much more commercial investment moving back below the ridge,” says Bryer. “This is good news for Umhlanga as a whole, which is a vibrant micro-economy and, on the face of it, one of the province’s strongest growth nodes.”

The tower will also feature a new restaurant offering, reception and foyer, with a conference centre at the very top of the building, offering coastal views.

Bryer says once the new tower is complete, plans are to gut and modernise the existing 120 hotel rooms, which will remain semi self-catering.

Tourism Update


Read more at: http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/NewsDetails.aspx?newsId=74836
 

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its a large podium on a small congested village central site, not easy to build with limited on site storage. will fly once they hit the standard floor plates , will add some nice bulk
 
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