Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott opens in Durban
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge is now officially open, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu-Natal and the fourth in South Africa.
A highly-anticipated addition to the brand’s fast-growing portfolio, the new property joins Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotels in Melrose Arch (Johannesburg), Cape Town and Menlyn (Pretoria).
A short drive from King Shaka International Airport, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge is nestled along the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal coastline in the sought-after seaside town of uMhlanga, just north of Durban.
In close proximity to the breathtakingly uMhlanga Rocks Beach, the Gateway Theatre Mall and the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the hotel features 205 completely renovated chic and stylish guest rooms and offers easy access to the region’s resplendent natural beauty, rich cultural heritage as well as its burgeoning energy and vibe.
Featuring the hallmarks of the Fire & Ice! by Marriott brand such as comedy and DJ nights, bold décor, and associates who go the extra mile, the property is set to transform the hotel scene in uMhlanga. A Durban-inspired menu, retro VW combi, DJ booth, and design elements linked to a beach and surf theme, lend the hotel a unique flavour and twist.
Volker Heiden, area vice-president for Marriott International, sid: “Durban is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city with a need for a hotel brand that matches its spirit. We are thrilled to introduce Fire & Ice! by Marriott brand with its trend-setting aesthetic fused with local influence to the thriving town of uMhlanga.
“Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge will provide the quirky, modern vibe that guests and locals in this area are looking for. The property reflects our agility and adaptability to identify and transform a property to suit an evolving destination.”
Previously a Protea Hotel by Marriott, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge has been rebranded after a complete transformation.
Peter de Klerk, the designer of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge, said; “This entailed heavy-duty renovations, an aesthetic metamorphosis, and a complete change in operations.
“Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotels dare to be different − they are progressive and fun, and while each hotel is individual in its personality, it is this edge that unites them under the brand.”