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Hilton Estate and Spa signs up with Signature Life Hotels

Hilton Estate and Spa signs up with Signature Life Hotels

Hilton Country Estate & Spa is a gorgeous, fifty acre estate situated in the serene Midlands town of Hilton. It’s colonial homes and garden cottages, are set amidst lawns and trees with a 180 degree views overlooking the city of Pietermaritzburg.

Says MD Alan Vels . “ Signature Life have been looking for the “right” property in this area, as we are inundated with calls from travellers who wish to go to the Midlands area for a break or conference. This estate is perfect for our portfolio and we are delighted to be involved”

The main guest lodge offers lavishly furnished lounges and reception areas to meet, read, have tea or relax in. In addition to accommodating guests for many of the local high profile cultural and sporting events, the estate is a popular venue for families of the regional schools who travel to the Midlands for term breaks and school functions.

There are five five double bedrooms in the main house and two cosy cottages, and this caters for up to 16 guests. The spacious rooms have a large en suite bathroom with a glass shower and French doors lead onto the verandah. The house offers lavishly furnished rooms, shared lounges and reception areas, whilst the cottages cater for those in need of a little space, there are also a spa & gym on-site. One of the suites, the opulent and luxurious Presidential Suite has a floating bed in the centre of the room adorned with abundant silk dressed pillows. This suite is enhanced by an exquisite Italian Travertine bathroom - a perfect romantic getaway for two. The suite is equipped with DSTV and a DVD player.

The estate’s award wining kitchen is recognised for superb cuisine in the area, and exquisite dishes are prepared daily in the estate’s two signature styles, “The Gourmet Food Sharing Experience” and “Stylish Plated Menus”.Our fusion-food approach combines an array of different tastes, flavours and textures and we invite you to dine in the open plan dining-room-kitchen or in the garden.


The world class spa- with a steam room, rassoul room and cutting-edge, luxury manicure and pedicure chair, offers a total wellness experience. A first for South Africa, Hilton Country Estate & Spa has launched the “Wellness System Luxury Water Massage Bed’. The state-of-the-art Kinesis™ gym is open for fitness and the spas” well trained therapists, who use leading brands across all product lines, creates the ambiance for a truly memorable spa treatment. The gym is available to estate clientèle, day visitors and club members. Lifestyle training by in house fitness specialists and state of the art gym equipment make the facility a leading gym in the area.

The estate is ten minutes from Pietermaritzburg, 45 minutes from Durban and four and a half hours from Johannesburg, Business conferencing facilities are regularly used by local and national companies, finding the environment an ideal retreat for focus, fun and relaxation. It is a venue for exclusive occasions, t and the entire estate can be reserved, creating a highly sophisticated banqueting and entertaining environment.


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