Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks -Timeless Grace

The Beverly Hills Hotel has been an icon of luxury since she opened her doors a half-century ago. This hotel boasts an impressive guest list filled with famous names, from Hollywood and sports stars to royalty and heads of state.

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The hotel has also won numerous awards over its illustrious years, cementing its reputation as one of the most luxurious places to stay in the Durban area. As the Beverly Hills celebrates her 50th year, there is a sense of romantic nostalgia, which is heightened by the large sepia photographs adorning the walls that display Durban in a bygone era.

The extraordinary service is simply unparalleled. The 115 employees, many of whom are long-standing members of staff, make your stay at the Beverly Hills a memorable one. It is their refinement and attention to detail that marks this hotel as one of the best of its kind.

The fact that there is a low turnover rate here tells an important story. Whether you are there for a romantic holiday, a family getaway or business travel, there is nothing quite like The Beverly Hills experience.

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The hotel comprises 88 rooms, all of which offer uninterrupted views of the spectacular Indian Ocean. The décor is simultaneously stylish and sumptuous. In addition, the rooms have all the features one would wish for in such an establishment. From a flat screen television to free high-speed Wi-Fi access, guests could not be in want for anything.

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For the ultimate indulgence, guests can book into one of 16 luxury suites. Each of these suites has generous rooms and private balconies with glorious views. There is nothing quite like lying in a bed in a sumptuous suite being lulled to sleep by the calming rhythmic sound of the ocean waves.

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Guests can relax around the hotel’s iconic heated swimming pool that overlooks the ocean. And if that wasn’t relaxing enough, qualified professional therapists can provide relaxing and revitalizing poolside treatments while you soak up the sun’s rays on your comfy lounger. If you prefer your privacy, these treatments are available in-room.

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For those who wish to expend more energy, the hotel has a top of the line fitness centre, fully equipped with all the high tech equipment you need for a great workout. A personal trainer is also available on request.

For business travelers, the hotel’s business centre will cater to all your needs. You will have access to the Internet as well as a full range of office equipment. There are also superb conference facilities, with the possibility of tailor-made packages to suit your particular requirements and preferences. Whether you need a venue for a board meeting, lunch, cocktail party or banquet, The Beverly Hills is bound to impress.

For fine dining, guests can book a table at the hotel’s well-known Sugar Club restaurant, complete with a white baby grand piano to provide just the right ambiance. This stylish and romantic venue specializes in international cuisine.

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Local produce is used and the ingredients are transformed into works of art that will satisfy the most discerning of palates. For those seeking a private dining experience, the hotel has the Plantation Room. Here guests can celebrate memorable occasions with their friends and family.

This grand hotel has fifty years of memorable experiences to her credit, and there are sure to be many more in what can only be a spectacular future.

Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks

Address: Beverly Hills, Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga 4320 Tel: +27 31 561 2211 Fax: +27 31 561 3711 Email: beverlyhills.reservations@tsogosun.com Website: www.tsogosunhotels.com/deluxe/beverly-hills-hotel/pages/overview.aspx

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.