Premier Hotels & Resorts will be expanding its national footprint to Bloemfontein, with the construction of a brand new 3+-star hotel comprising 88 bedrooms, a restaurant, rooftop function area, lounge, business centre and conference facilities capable of accommodating up to 150 delegates.
Samuel Nassimov, the hotel chain’s Founder and Managing Director, shares: “Our aim is to have a property in every major South African city, as well as in all secondary cities, which is why we have invested R90 million in building a hotel in Bloemfontein”.
He adds that Bloemfontein’s centrality was also a factor in the Group’s decision to invest. “It is at the halfway mark between most of the country’s major cities and is where five major national highways intersect.”
The new hotel itself is centrally situated at 85 Zastron Street in close proximity to government departments, sport stadiums, as well as historical and cultural landmarks like the National Museum Bloemfontein, Supreme Court of Appeal and other courts. The Bram Fischer International Airport and the University of Free State are minutes away.
As a property within the ‘Splendid Inn by Premier’ brand – one of four sub-brands under the Premier Hotels & Resorts mantle – the hotel will provide luxury accommodation. The Premier standard of service at an affordable price point will be part of the offering.
“Splendid Inn Bloemfontein marks the start of our plans to expand the Group over the next two to three years. This will see the proliferation of another three Premier Hotels, five Splendid Inns by Premier and seven Express Inns by Premier across the country,” concludes Nassimov.
Construction of the latest addition to the Premier Hotels & Resorts portfolio, Splendid Inn Bloemfontein by Premier Hotels will be completed in two phases, with the first phase set to conclude in September 2018 and the second in November 2018.
Phase 1 comprises the refurbishment of the existing Stanville Hotel, whereas phase 2 will see the completion of 45 additional bedrooms and conference facilities.
Future plans are also in place to build a Premier luxury brand hotel in the area.
For more information, visit www.premierhotels.co.za.
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