Hilton Worldwide to Launch Luxury Brand in South Africa
DUBAI—Hilton Worldwide announced Pezula Resort & Spa is set to join the luxury portfolio of Conrad Hotels & Resorts following the signing of a management agreement with resort owners, Alderney Establishment. READER COMMENTS
Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa, which is expected to rebrand in November 2012, will be located in Knysna,, located in the Western Cape, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
In an announcement, John T A Vanderslice, global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands for Hilton Worldwide said: "By combining Conrad's signature style and service standards with such a superior Resort property and location, we will create an exceptional and memorable guest experience. For 25 years Conrad has epitomised the definition of smart luxury and our arrival in South Africa represents a key milestone in the brand's ongoing global expansion."
Amenities include a golf course and a 'Field of Dreams' sports complex with four tennis courts, archery, a sports oval, and golf range.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, Development, Hilton Worldwide, Europe & Africa said: "I'm very excited at the prospect of our luxury Conrad brand making its debut in South Africa with such an outstanding and well known resort property. Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa will be a valuable addition to our growing international hotel portfolio and helps to underline our position as one of the leading hospitality providers in the continent."
The hotel will host 78 suites housed in detached villas and five architecturally designed family villas, linked by short landscaped pathways to the main building. One addition to the resort accommodation is Pezula's private castle, built into the cliff face and overlooking Noetzie Beach. Further guest amenities at the property include executive boardrooms, a business center, a spa and health club, and the hotel's main restaurant, Zachary's.