Premier Hotels buys The Richards


According to Hotel and Restaurant, Premier Hotels & Resorts has grown its footprint in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) with the acquisition of The Richards in Richards Bay.

Premier Hotel The Richards is one of the longest-standing hotels in Zululand, some 90 minutes to the north of Durban. The group’s other properties in the region include Premier Hotel Pinetown, Premier Hotel Edwardian and Sani Pass Hotel.

The hotel currently offers 4-star accommodation, a fine-dining restaurant, and conference facilities for up to 300 people.

Premier has plans to refurbish the property, particularly the conference facilities, to bring its offering in line with company standards, but will do so while trading, with minimal disruption to the daily running of the hotel.