Port Elizabeth South Africa Hilton Hotel
The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its first hotel in South Africa, the Port Elizabeth Hilton Hotel in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town. Rezidsor expands its portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts in the United States to include South Africa and Africa.
HG, which opened a new intercontinental hotel in Qatar in 2010, has signed a contract with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Qatar, to develop Doha West Bay intercontinental airport in Qatar. Hilton Worldwide announced today, June 28, that it will be added to the luxury portfolio of Conrad Hotels and Resorts following the opening of its first Hilton hotel in the United States in Las Vegas, Nevada, making it the world's largest hotel chain in terms of total number of hotels and resorts. Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the largest luxury hotel groups in South Africa, is celebrating its debut in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, as part of Hilton's expansion into Africa and South America. On June 28, Hilton announced the opening of a second Hilton hotel in North America, the Hilton Garden Inn in New York City, marking the first time the hotel has been established as a group. It joined the luxury Conrad Hotel, a world leader in luxury, followed by the hotel's first hotel and resort ever in Australia and New Zealand and the second hotel in Canada.
The hotel boasts high-quality amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, spa and wellness facilities, as well as a first-class restaurant and bar.
Hilton Hotels and Resorts is aiming to expand its presence in South Africa in the next few years, and plans to open hotels such as the Port Elizabeth Doubletree by Hilton and the Radisson Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg. The 192-room Park Inn Sandston, which will open in 2010, will be complemented by the Radisson Hotel in Sandton, which is scheduled to open in late 2008. DoubleTree says the signing brings the brand's total number of hotels in Africa to six and is part of a strategy to expand the brand's global footprint.
The Park Inn Sandton will be located at Gautrain Sandston Station, which will be directly connected to Johannesburg and Pretoria International Airport. The park is the oldest park in Port Elizabeth and is most commonly associated with the park's St. George's Oval cricket ground.
Port Elizabeth is known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa and is home to a number of tourist attractions including Port Elizabeth International Airport, the National Museum of South Africa and the World Trade Center. The Park Inn Sandton Hotel and its sister hotel are the first of their kind in the world.
One of the unique additions to the resort's accommodation is Pezula, an award-winning private castle built on a cliff face overlooking Noetzie beach. Described as one of Africa's "most exclusive destinations," the castle houses a number of world-class hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues in the city. One of them is the award-winning private castle Pe zula, built on a cliff overlooking Noezie beach. It is described as "a friendly hotel" and one of "Africa's most exclusive destinations."
Steyn said the Upper Eastside property was built to international standards, always bearing in mind that it had to comply with them as it is located in South Africa and can easily be converted into an international brand hotel. Looking ahead, he said: "The hotel market in South Africa continues to be favourable compared to international hotel markets.
Cape Town, on the other hand, is very competitive in terms of accommodation and you have to think outside the box to get a competitive advantage over the rest of the city. The fact that hotel bookings have become much shorter, combined with a favourable exchange rate for foreigners, will undoubtedly lead to even more beds per night. He said an oversupply of hotels must be negated by an increased influx of foreign tourists, particularly from the Middle East and North Africa. We are looking for a strong Cape Town and this will only be achieved by developing new hotels in the Port Elizabeth area and other parts of South Africa, he said.
Luxury brand Conrad is making its debut in South Africa with a prominent and well-known resort property, he said. He said it will open in the Port Elizabeth area by the end of this year, with an emphasis on the Cape Town area and other parts of the country. Luxury brand Conrad is making its West African debut with a stellar, well-known resort property portfolio, said Hilton International Executive Vice President and CEO David Dickson.
Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa, which is due to rebrand in November 2012, is located in Port Elizabeth, a popular tourist magnet south of Cape Town, South Africa's second largest city. It is located on the banks of the Red Sea, about 30 km from the city's central business district. The Conrad Pezulas, which are expected to be renamed by November 2012, are located at the southern end of PortElizabeth, the second most populous city in the southernmost province of the country with a population of about 1.5 million people.