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Hilton Worldwide Opens Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa In Knysna, South Africa

Conversion of Landmark Resort Marks Milestone Entry for Conrad Hotels & Resorts in South Africa

November 14, 2012  |  This information originated in U.K. English.

JOHANNESBURG - Hilton Worldwide today announced the official opening of Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa in Knysna, South Africa, the first Conrad-branded luxury property in sub-Sahara Africa.

Located in Knysna, on the stunning Garden Route of Western Cape, South Africa, the 86-room Conrad Resort & Spa is set amid almost 2500 acres of spectacular, indigenous grounds and offers sweeping views of the city's famous lagoon and beyond to the Indian Ocean.  The Resort has been specially designed to reflect the natural beauty of its surroundings with individually located, architecturally designed family villas linked by landscaped pathways and all capturing the panoramic views. The Resort's award winning, seven-room private castle, which is built into the cliff face and overlooks the secluded Noetzie Beach, offers guests the exclusive luxury of a private butler and chef.

John T A Vanderslice, global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands for Hilton Worldwide said: "Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa is an outstanding example of a truly unique resort which will appeal to the discerning, smart traveller looking to combine style and service with one of the most exciting destinations in Africa." 

Voted one of the top 5 African cities by Conde Nast Travel in October 2012, Knysna is famous for its rich natural and cultural heritage and offers visitors a wealth of unrivalled  experiences from whale, shark and dolphin watching to picturesque forest and mountain walks. The area is also close to two game lodges providing the ideal setting to see many forms of African wildlife in their natural habitats.

Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa offers guests an abundance of on-site amenities including a well-appointed, award winning 18-hole championship golf course, famous for its challenging course terrain, and a 'Field of Dreams' sports complex boasting four tennis courts as well as  an archery and golf range.  Guests can also enjoy horse riding, nature trails and canoe trips. Indoors, there is a library, game room and dining options that include Zacharay's Restaurant and Terrace, a winner of several national and international awards of excellence. The Resort also features a specialist Champagne & Whisky Bar.    

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: "We are extremely proud to introduce this landmark property, our first resort hotel in South Africa and a first for the Conrad brand. This exclusive hotel sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation and flawless service in the Western Cape and marks a key milestone in Hilton Worldwide's continued expansion in Africa."

Contacts:
Heather Shaw
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
+971 (0)4 365 4886


Robert Allegrini
VP, PR and Communications – The Americas Hilton Worldwide
+1 312 663 6516
robert.allegrini@hilton.com

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including exclusive member rates, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram. About Conrad Hotels & Resorts Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through a curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available throughwww.StayInspired.com or through the intuitive Conrad Concierge mobile app. Consisting of 24 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com or following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@conradhotels).