Aha Avondale Boutique Hotel in Greyville officially opened this week.All pictures: Sibonelo Ngcobo.

Aha Avondale Boutique Hotel in Greyville officially opened on Monday night and  more than a hundred guests arrived at the opening and mingled as they sipped on mocktails and bite size snacks.

The treats at the launch event. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo.

aha Avondale Boutique Hotel was once the home of Sharks Academy and previously the Quarters Hotel. The property was bought by the Kamdar Group last year and plans were underway to turn the once drab accommodation into an attractive boutique hotel. At the opening, Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer spoke highly about the new establishment and how Durban was making strides to boost tourism.

Deputy Mayor of eThekwini Municipality, Fawzia Peer, with the Kamdar family and Neil Bald, the CEO of aha Hotels & Lodges, at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

She together with the Kamdar family and Neil Bald, the CEO of aha Hotels & Lodges, cut the green ribbon to officially open the place. Guests thereafter toured the venue.

The 17 room establishment cateres for the corporate and leisure travellers, offering 3 superior suites, 12 queen suites and 2 family rooms. The rooms were given a complete makeover and can be described as “modern contemporary.”

The King Superior room has a balcony view of the city.
The bathrooms are spacious and neat.
The hotel prides itself in offering guests a personal service.

The 4 star hotel opened in mid-December to a number of leisure travellers to Durban. The Kamdar Group CEO, Tahir Kamdar, told IOL Travel that this was their first hotel and if everything ran smoothly, they plan to launch further projects in the future.

“We are extremely excited about the opening and aim to provide an one of a kind offering to our guests. Our rooms are high end, spacious and perfect for the corporate or leisure traveller.

“We hope to be one of the leading boutique hotels in Durban,” he said.

Operations Director for the Aha Hotels & Lodges, Anthony Batistich, said the hotel provides an intimate service experience, an homely environment and an upmarket environment that will set them apart from the rest.

For further information, call 031 942 0004. 

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