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Name: Southern Sun Garden Court
Location: Parkside, Umhlanga Ridge
Floors: 6F

The first new Garden Court buy Southern Sun in many years is growing next to the Liberty Life development in Parkside Umhlanga Ridge. So finally we know what the hotel component is!
 

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i am preferring this design look, as it is rather different from many others we have seen in the area. Liking that there is more glass
 

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that design looks absolutely awesome...sorry mike but i have no idea about the different ares in umhlanga, ridge this...park that... i get totally lost could you tell me exactly where this is? i know its ridiculous that im a durbanite yet i dont know the different areas in umhlanga
 

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Its the area to the north of gateway and wavehouse. There is a new park there thats nearly complete and these buildings surround the park, hence the suburb is called parkside :)
 

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Nope...sorry to confuse. That is a development site that Southern Sun bought for future expansion (they plan on putting an Intercontinental there in about 2 years). This forms part of the Liberty development area
 

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And further confirmation

Southern Sun puts R1,3bn into growth
07 Sep 2009 - I-Net Bridge -


JULIUS BAUMANN

Aviation and Tourism Editor

SOUTHERN Sun Hotels is to spend R1,3bn developing new hotels and refurbishing older properties over the next four years, with many of the projects to be completed in time for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

MD Graham Wood said last week that despite the economic turmoil, the group would continue to position itself for growth when the business environment improved.

The two biggest developments are the 132-room Southern Sun Hyde Park, due to open next month, and the 194-room Southern Sun Montecasino. The new hotel in Hyde Park adjoins the upmarket Hyde Park shopping centre, and has been positioned at the top end of the four star market. The hotel group has acquired South African rights to the internationally renowned Italian restaurant Bice Ristorante for SA and will form part the new R197m hotel’s food and beverage offering.

The R274m Southern Sun Montecasino is due to open in May next year, and is part of a larger R700m development called The Pivot. The development will have 14000m² of A-grade office space, a small retail component and a 1400m² conference centre. Tsogo Sun project partners Abland will manage the office space.

Wood said that the hotel would have 92 double-double rooms (two double beds) to better cater for sports events, a market the hotel group has managed to exploit successful this year with the Indian Premier League and the Irish and British Lions rugby tour.

Last week, Southern Sun also announced two hotel developments: a 128-room StayEasy in Liberty Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg and the 204-room Garden Court Umhlanga Ridge.

The two projects will cost a bit more than R300m.

Wood said the group was also busy with a major renovation of the Sandton Sun. “It is our aim to once again position the property as the premier hotel in Sandton.”

The changes include a new restaurant, meeting area and executive lounge. Wood said the changes were aimed at modernising the hotel and providing more natural light in the main concourse.

The group recently completed two new presidential suites and are busy with an all-new penthouse suite.

As part of its capital expenditure programme, Southern Sun will also undertake an extensive refurbishment of several of its hotels.

The hotels include Southern Sun North Beach, Southern Sun Cullinan, Garden Court East London, Garden Court Eastgate and Hatfield and the Garden Court Sandton City.

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Source: Business Day
 

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These are 2 images i took today of the Liberty development, but this hotel component is circled to show its relative location. This an additional section of this site where a 6F building has started work, this will be owned and developed by Liberty, but will be leased out. It is 6000m2



 

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Another look at this development. it is on the right side of the below image. It has now topped out

 

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here are some interior design shots from the Southern Sun website. It opens on the 15th May 2010

Room breakdown:
2 Double Beds 103
1 Queen Bed 92
Queen Suite 9
Total Rooms 204








 

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Opened this past weekend and was fully booked with indaba delegates.

Here some evening shots from tonight



 
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