The newly launched Malibu Room at one of Durban’s landmark beachfront hotels, now offers state-of-the-art business, conference and events facilities.
The Malibu Room, situated on the second floor of Tsogo Sun’s Garden Court South Beach, caters for up to 250 delegates and all event space could be arranged to suit any occasion – from boardroom to theatre seating, coupled with unsurpassed views of the South Beach spectacular Indian Ocean.
The hotel, which underwent a R100-million refurbishment project, launched the completed product recently at a glitzy dinner evening.
The investment is one of the largest private sector tourism investments in the South Beach node and, once again, emphasises the confidence that Tsogo Sun has in the region.
Amar Hurjan, hotel general manager, said the outlay came in the wake of the eThekwini Municipality’s R200-million upgrade of the beachfront promenade and believes the hotel is perfectly positioned on the Golden Mile.
Over the past five years, the node has progressively become a firm favourite destination of choice with holiday makers and visitors. Mr Hurjan remarked that the hotel also continued to grow its occupancy, together with its strong financial performance. “This has contributed to us being awarded the prestigious Lilizela Award for 2013 for best economic impact by a large hotel in South Africa,” Mr Hurjan said. He added that there was a desperate need for conference facilities at the 414 -bedded hotel.
“This facility will now provide a one-stop shop for conferencing and accommodation, and has been well received from industry players. In addition to our sparkling new conference room, we have also launched our new, expanded breakfast area. We have increased the seating capacity to 530 guests at any one sitting. During peak holiday periods the facility currently serves between 1 200 and 1 400 breakfasts daily.”
Unique meeting packages can be arranged with global and locally inspired cuisine from the hotel’s restaurant and working lunch boxes. The hotel’s team of event planners can also accommodate a wide range of events from cocktail parties to business functions.
Set in the hub of Durban’s beachfront, The Malibu Room caters comprehensively to the needs of the business traveller, seamlessly meeting the demands of work and leisure within its facility.
Conference packages at the new venue start from R295 per person. Full day conference package includes three tea or coffee breaks and lunch, PA system with line microphone, data projector and screen, lectern, pens and note-pads.