Royal Hotel Scoops Prestigious Award


The Royal Hotel was awarded joint first in the PMR (Professional Management Review) award for the country`s best conference and convention hotel for small conferences (up to 500 delegates).


Collin Thaver, general manager of The Royal received this prestigious accolade at the annual PMR awards ceremony held in Johannesburg last week.


“It is a real scoop for the hotel, and one that we are very proud to receive,” commented Thaver. “The Royal prides itself on excellent conference and banqueting facilities, impeccable service and attention to detail”.


“We believe that we offer one of the country`s best venues for conferences for up to 500 delegates, in particular for the stay-over conference”.
“And we work closely with the ICC in maintaining Durban`s image as the conference venue of South Africa,” he added.


The Royal Hotel boasts 13 function rooms ranging from the popular Yellowwood Room to a range of suites accommodating various sizes and configurations, and an intimate boardroom. The function rooms combine comfort and versatility with all the latest modern high tech facilities.

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For the added convenience of all business travelers, the Royal Hotel has a self-contained, fully equipped Business Centre. Facilities include video conferencing, cell phone rental, e-mail and Internet, courier services, binding and stationery.


In addition, The Royal has installed a computer-training centre, which is available for hire to companies or individuals. Situated on the first floor of the hotel, the facility comprises 25 workstations, two servers and Internet connection. A training consultant for Microsoft, Corel and Lotus applications is available or companies can arrange their own trainer.


The Royal Hotel’s principle of uncompromising service and unfailing hospitality has been a cornerstone of its 155-year existence. Situated in the heart of the busy cosmopolitan city of Durban, there are extensive entertainment, commercial, sports, tourist and transport facilities situated all around it.


The bedrooms offer panoramic views of either the city or yacht mole, mini bar facilities and guest-link television systems. The Royal provides a butler service on two of its floors where butlers are in attendance 18 hours a day seeing to every need of both business and leisure guests.


The Royal’s superb restaurants range from its flagship, the award-winning and opulent Royal Grill, to a genuine curry restaurant, the Ulundi.
Consistently recognised as one of the finest hotels in Africa, the PMR award is one of the many achievements that The Royal has been bestowed with over the years.


For further information please contact general manager, Collin Thaver on 031 3336000


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