A silver jubilee and a portfolio that has more than doubled in the last 4 years; PREMIER Hotels have proven that their longstanding commitment to delivering a superior standard is exactly what it takes to win in the long game.

A spine of steel can transfigure a modest 40 bedrooms into 2000, creating 1500 jobs from 16, all the while defying a dizzyingly falling rand, withstanding an uncertain macroeconomic climate, and manoeuvring all manner of roadblocks and unforgiving systems. Having grown to encompass a number of hotels & resorts throughout South Africa, Premier is a major player on the luxury and leisure landscape – developing and managing hotels, conference centres and restaurants. More than an impressive resume, or notable acquisitions, the Premier brand seeks to ensconce guests in the finest comforts encompassing modern African luxury. With a succession of hotels nationwide, this feature notes just a few of the Premier’s special (and often hidden) treasures.

PREMIER HOTEL CAPE TOWN

Commanding spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic

Sophistication is the by-line at Premier Hotel Cape Town. Nestled at the base of Signal Hill and Table Mountain in the suburb of Sea Point, this locale is alive with a heady combination of vibrant cosmopolitan energy cast alongside unmatched natural splendour.

The Premier Cape Town commands spectacular views of both Table Mountain and the deep Atlantic Ocean. 129 lush rooms, as well as state-of-the-art conference venues, facilitate up-market product launches and corporate events. The Promenade Restaurant (of the Premier) turns meal times into a fine dining experience, complete with a luxurious layout, tranquil atmosphere and tantalising menu. Most intoxicating are the panoramic sunsets that can be enjoyed on the hotel deck.

 The Cape area is rich in contrasting regions – the Cape Winelands, the Klein Karoo, and the East and West Coasts that present variations in weather, landscape and activities; this makes for attractions that are diverse and offer something for every taste. Visitors can dive into the rich history of South Africa by visiting the Robben Island Museum, or enjoying a view of the city from the top of Table Mountain. Cape Town also offers an international shopping experience, which can be enjoyed at the V&A Waterfront

 

PREMIER HOTEL SANI PASS (SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG)

Reopening 1 May 2017.

Premier Hotel Sani Pass is nestled at the foot of the Pass and on the banks of the Mkhomazana River where streams of fresh water flow out from the Drakensberg Mountains.

This is the pit-stop-to-beat for the adventurous heart. Beset by mountains, the hotel is the base for 4X4 excursions up the Sani Pass. The exquisite lodgings of the Premier Hotel Sani Pass are enveloped in Ezemvelo Nature Reserve surrounds, while horse trails leading up the mountain to Lesotho complete the escapists’ paradise.

Maximise your stay by taking advantage of the 9-hole golf course (free-of-charge for hotel guests).

Guests can visit the River Glen Cheese Farm – a popular stop for “foodies” looking to explore local cuisine and produce. In Lesotho, at an authentic Basotho Hut, learn about the Flag language of the huts and experience a purer and simpler way of life. San Rock paintings, natural forests, waterfalls, Fly and Bass Fishing, indigenous flora and fauna are just a few of the discoveries that await you.

*The hotel is a mere 19km from Underberg, with a road built from the Lesotho border post via the Katse & Mohali dams to Maseru and the South African border post to Ladybrandt in the Free State. In addition, Premier Hotel Himeville Arms is just 12km away.

PREMIER HOTEL HIMEVILLE ARMS (SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG)

Old English charm nestled below the towering Drakensberg Mountains.

Premier Hotel Himeville Arms is located on the main road of the quaint village of Himeville with its tree-lined avenues. The hotel is a mere 12km from Premier Hotel Sani Pass and 3km from the Himeville airstrip, which provides facilities for private aircrafts.

Premier Hotel Himeville Arms opened its doors in 1904 and still reflects its 20th-century origins today. Elegant modern amenities amongst a backdrop of antique furnishings give the rooms an old time feel of lavish splendour.

Hotel Himeville Arms offers one of the most idyllic settings to explore the Southern Drakensberg, and caters for both individual and family travellers alike. It is also a renowned stop over for overnight accommodation, as many returning guests favour spending an evening in the hotel’s historic pub.

Buffalo City (East London)

Water sports enthusiasts flock to the area on an annual basis for the Fish River Canoe Marathon, while Nahoon River is another popular destination.

The Premier’s East London hotels offer guests the chance to explore the area while remaining centrally located for superior convenience during their stay.

The Premier Hotel EL ICC and Premier Hotel Regent offer jaw-dropping ocean views of the coastline, port harbour and the Indian Ocean.

Premier Hotel King David, the very first Premier Hotel, caters for business, leisure and family vacations.

Mpongo Private Game Reserve brings you to the heart of African wildlife, providing adventure and fun or mixing business with pleasure while ensuring that guests enjoy effortless comfort and luxury.

Of high note is the Huberta Restaurant.

This beautiful and stylish game lodge restaurant is located next to the hippo waterhole.

Guests can enjoy a meal while watching the hippos lingering in the water nearby. Xhosa themed décor and the close, but safe, encounter with wild animals complement the dining experience. Diners are treated to a blend of Afropean cuisine topped with a range of wine cultivars to complement their dining experience.

EAST LONDON INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

From exhibitions, gala banquets, cocktails functions, conventions, breakfasts and formal dinners to conferences, seminars and launches, the East London International Convention Centre hosts a bevy of connoisseurs ready to assist clients with innovative ideas,  and a refreshing wealth of features and services. Creators of designer mouth-watering menus, exhibitions and seamless executioners of unique and prestigious events, can all be found under one magnificent, well designed, modern facility. The ELICC has become well known for creating state of the art, memorable and spectacular events.

With invitingly sleek furnishings, a tranquil coastal location and commitment to exceptional service, guests are guaranteed an unforgettable experience when selecting this 5 star Convention Centre for their upscale corporate or social events. With a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, each space has been exclusively designed to portray an unparalleled level of glamour elegance.

 ‘We, together with our clients, create magic.’ The Premier

The East London International Convention Centre is located within the Marine Park Complex on the East London Esplanade and incorporates the 260 roomed Premier Hotel EL ICC, as well as the adjacent 175 rooms of the Premier Hotel Regent, offering a range of accommodation options to complement the ELICC.

Leisure travellers can watch whales swim in the Indian Ocean through a telescope or take pleasure in a seal show. Walk in the footsteps of South African golfing legends at East London Golf Course which has hosted the South African Open six times.

PREMIER HOTEL O.R. TAMBO

Convenient, luxury accommodation at O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Johannesburg has a particularly rich and tumultuous history that began with the discovery of gold. Visitors can get a glimpse into the city’s fascinating past by visiting sites such as the Apartheid Museum, Constitutional Hill or the iconic Freedom Park. Newcomers to the city who want to explore more should take the opportunity to visit Soweto, which is home to a number of iconic historical sites such as the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Mandela House. In the midst of this concrete jungle, a wide range of family-friendly wildlife activities will transport you to the African bushveld through the convenience of the Premier.

Premier Hotel OR Tambo conference facilities cater for up to 720 delegates in 9 world-class venues. Conference organisers can expect excellent service standards, flawless event co-ordination and tailor-made packages to suit their guests’ requirements.

Since O.R. Tambo International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in South Africa, it’s a no-brainer that Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo would be the perfect stop-over for those flying in or out of it for business or pleasure Located on Gladiator Street in Rhodesfield, Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo is a mere 2.7km from the airport and only 500m from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station. For added convenience, the hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport.