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Premier Hotels celebrates 25 years and the acquisition of The Winkler Hotel

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Since 1991 Premier Hotels and Resorts has built a fine reputation offering a range of service-orientated luxury hotels and conference venues, carefully situated in the mainstream of regional business and travel destinations in South Africa. Premier Hotels & Resorts is one of South Africa’s growing independent groups, focusing on key destinations with properties in Cape Town, Knysna, East London, the KZN South Coast, Pinetown, Drakensburg, Pretoria, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport, Midrand and most recently – White River. The group also owns a private game lodge in the Eastern Cape and the East London International Convention Centre.

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IMAGE: East London International Convention Centre in East London | Sourced: Airport Stay

Recently, Premier Hotels and Resorts Managing Director – Samuel Nassimov announced the group’s new acquisition of The Winkler Hotel. This is an establishment that was formerly owned by HPF and marketed by Protea Hotels while managed by Extra Bold. The Winkler Hotel marks the first property under the group in Mpumalanga, 20 minutes away from Kruger National Park and 14km from the airport. Nassimov, with a smile stated that “We are continuing our national expansion and Mpumalanga has always been viewed as an important location in our strategic growth plans, Premier Hotel The Winkler provides the perfect base from which to expand our offering within the South African business and leisure markets”.

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IMAGE: The newly acquired Winkler Hotel in Mpumalanga | Source: Hospitality Property Fund’s website

This 4 star property is located in 15.5km from the centre of White River with 87 rooms ranging from standard and executive rooms to family and suites to offer guests. All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, satellite television, internet connectivity and much more.

This year marks Premier Hotels and Resorts’ 25th Anniversary. While this is definitely a milestone for the brand, the truly exciting part is, we’re just getting started,” comments Nassimov. Premier Hotels and Resorts was founded 25 years ago from humble beginnings, by purchasing a 40 bedroom hotel in East London, Eastern Cape. Today, the company’s portfolio has grown to encompass 15 hotels and resorts throughout South Africa’s top holiday and business destinations, that offers more than 1700 bedrooms and provides employment to 1500 passionate staff members, as well as the ELICC (East London International Convention Centre), which also forms part of Premier Hotels and Resorts and received the award for Best Congress and Convention Centre Africa, in 2011.

“Our portfolio has more than doubled in only four years and the acquisition of The Winkler Hotel is just another step towards our goal.” Nassimov concludes.

For more information about Premier Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio, visit Premier Hotels & Resorts, follow on Twitter @premier_hotels and like on Facebook at https://Premier Hotels & Resorts

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