Protea Hotel The Richards Completes Soft Room Refurb
PROTEA HOTEL THE RICHARDS COMPLETES SOFT ROOM REFURB
October 2013: The elegant four-star Protea Hotel The Richards in the heart of Zululand has
completed a soft refurbishment of some 100 rooms.
Protea Hotel The Richards is the largest hotel conference centre in Richard’s Bay and
Protea Hotel The Richards GM Dominic Prendergast says because the hotel is such a popular
conferencing and executive traveller base, it was difficult to find one specific quiet period to
do the rooms refurbishment in one go.
“We’ve therefore been modernising the rooms over a period of a few months, but everything
is now complete.”
From the palm-fringed swimming pool to the airy The Mossel signature restaurant, Protea
Hotel The Richards has a sweeping luxurious feel that harks back to a more elegant bygone
era of long sojourns in the tropics.
The newly decorated rooms with their cool, pale flooring and soft green tones bring the
beauty of the subtropics into the space, with grounding dark wood accents that perpetuate
the feel of luxury.
The hotel is the perfect group and conferencing location in Richard’s Bay; just 15 minutes
from the airport and close to the CBD and main industrial areas, yet quiet and ideally suited
to executive traveller needs.
Andrew Rogers, CEO of the Hospitality Property Fund that owns the hotel, says: “The public
area spaces were renovated in 2009 and the remaining bedrooms have now been
completed. The Hotel is ideally positioned to offer the market a well-designed modern
contemporary styled bedroom. The latest technologies have been incorporated and the
ergonomically designed workspaces able to meet all the travellers demands.”
Danny Bryer, Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue, says Protea Hotel The Richards is the
14th Protea Hotel to undergo refurbishment this year.
“There is ongoing investment in properties within our portfolio to exceed brand standards
and to provide GUESTS with the best experience possible in our hotels. There is no doubt
GUESTS will enjoy spending time in these stylish new rooms.”