Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani – the perfect venue for your next meeting, conference, incentive trip or event.

SunConnect Ezine pictureSouthern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is the ultimate place to stay in Durban. Overlooking some of the best beaches in KwaZulu-Natal, the hotel complex is just metres from the vibrant boardwalk/promenade and Durban’s major attractions. Whether you want to bathe in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, take a jog on the beachfront, ride a bike with loved ones or stroll to uShaka Marine World or Suncoast Casino, this is the place to be.

With 734 rooms to accommodate all your conference delegates, 15 conference rooms offering multiple configurations that can cater for 12 to 500 delegates and a selection of restaurants for lunches, afternoon snacks, fine and casual dining, plus a luxurious spa, this is the perfect conference destination. The hotel has a venue to accommodate your specific requirements, whether it’s a special event, team building, sales meeting, a major conference or a formal dinner. Furthermore, the professional team at the hotel will provide you with personalised service to make sure that your exact requirements are met. Each event is handled with meticulous care and every detail will be taken care of, from customised menus to specific themed events – allowing you to focus on your business. Through different suppliers and partners, the event coordinator can also help ensure your event or conference runs smoothly from start to finish.

Whether you are travelling on business or attending a conference, you can enjoy the variety of restaurants – catering breakfast to dinner – as well as recreation and business facilities that this magnificent hotel has to offer. The hotel complex seamlessly combines business and pleasure into a singular destination like no other. You can enjoy a seamless check-in, one point of contact and one invoice at the end of your stay.

The hotel has 11 restaurants and bars for guests to choose from. Two breakfast venues – providing full English spreads as well as healthier options – ensure you are ready to tackle the day, while the array of dinner and lunch offerings caters to a variety of palates. The Grill Jichana focuses on grills as well as a selection of unique salads, which include ethically sourced, locally produced ingredients – from the grassfed Karan beef and the Karoo lamb to the sustainable fish. The Panorama Bar and Pool Deck is the ideal spot to enjoy light snacks and a cocktail while admiring the sea view, and the Ocean Breeze Restaurant offers pizzas or an island-style seafood buffet. Established favourites include Lingela Restaurant for delicious buffet spreads and the popular Piatto Mediterranean Kitchen with its Greek-, Italian- and Portuguese-style dishes.
In the mood for Japanese delicacies? Visit Daruma, where fresh teppanyaki and sushi dishes are the speciality. Or, after a long day of work or play, simply phone the 24-hour in-room dining service and eat in the comfort and privacy of your room.

If you fancy a meal that’s not on the menu, the My Chef service can provide just the dish that you’re craving. With one quick call to My Chef, your personal dining requirements can be satisfied, or take advantage of the My Lunch pack for when you take a day trip out of the city or are busy with business commitments.

Business guests receive special attention. Maintaining communication when travelling is an integral part of our lives. To accommodate this, the hotel offers 500 MB of  free, high-speed Wi-Fi for overnight guests for every day of their stay. Guests can enjoy effortless access to great connectivity that is reliable, secure, fast and free!

Guests wanting to stay fit while away from home are well catered for with two fully equipped gyms and three swimming pools, one of which is heated. Guests can also look forward to the upcoming addition of a Camelot Spa in the Elangeni Tower, which will include five individual treatment rooms, a double treatment room with hydrotherapy bath and a Himalayan salt room, as well as the refurbishment of the Elangeni rooms and the completion of a multipurpose venue atop the Maharani Tower by the end of the year.

The Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is undoubtedly the brightest star on the Golden Mile – the perfect venue for your next meeting, conference, incentive trip or event. By night or by day, whether at work or play, experience the vibrant culture and colour of Durban’s premier hotel destination.