Durban has a new jewel in it's crown!

Perched on what is arguably the finest position in Mhlanga, the new Hilton Garden Inn is a worthy occupant of this prime real estate.

Having had the pleasure of staying there on not one, but two occasions, this is an hotel which is out to impress!

And how can you not impress with a venue like this.

The King Room with a Sofa bed is, as one would expect from a Hilton Hotel, chic and paired back.
The soft green tones and blonde wood are a welcome respite from the frenetic hustle and bustle of the popular venues at Umhlanga Arch. Somewhere to escape the “maddening crowds”.

And the King One Bedroomed suite…Well, the name says it all. It’s a suite!
49sqm of kick back, take your shoes off and relax! And if you are lucky enough to be on the 14th floor with a sea view, you may just forgo watching the LCD TV in favour of simply taking in the seemingly never-ending views of the East Coast.

However it isn’t simply the venue which makes this hotel so exceptional.
There are several hotels with comparable locations.. There are several hotels with better locations…

What makes this hotel so exceptional is the staff.From Lovet Robinson, the GM of the Hotel, Bobby Kausiyo, The Front Office Manager, to the staff who assisted us with check in…. Nothing was too much effort.
It’s something often lacking in local Hotels. The ability to make you feel special.

This is South Africa’s first Hilton Garden Inn.
With 203 guest rooms, it’s conveniently located in the Umhlanga Arch development, so shopping and entertainment are an elevator ride away.
It’s 20 Minutes from King Shaka, a stones throw from Umhlanga Village, and has all the niceties one would expect from an establishment such as this.
A heated outdoor swimming pool, (with a view), a fitness centre, (surprisingly well equipped), an inhouse restaurant – Together & Co, WiFi, (Heaven forbid we don’t have that!), and my personal favourite… A guest laundromat! (a first for me who generally ends up with the hotel bathroom looking like a SOHO wash n dry) 

Whether you are travelling for pleasure, organizing a conference or hosting an event, this hotel is definitely worth keeping in mind!