This year's Hot List choices, consisting of 134 hotels and resorts spread across a record 55 countries, were selected by the magazine's editorial staff based on ‘their blend of style, service, technology, and transporting aura.'
Standing majestically on Umhlanga's prestigious beachfront with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, The Oyster Box has a reputation for its service excellence and stylish comfort which stretch back to 1947. Following an extensive multi-million Rand two-year rebuilding project to preserve its colonial charm, this iconic landmark now offers guests a vibrant new experience whilst evoking feelings, memories, and the warm nostalgia of days gone by.
"We are thrilled to receive this ‘stamp of approval' from Condé Nast Traveler," says The Oyster Box General Manager Wayne Coetzer, who has been at the hotel's helm for the past six years. "It's encouraging that The Oyster Box remains a venue of choice for the world's most demanding travellers and we remain totally committed to making every visit special for each guest. This type of recognition encourages us even more."
Originally opened in 1947, The Oyster Box has long been one of Africa's best loved and most distinguished hotels, with an abundance of ambience and a breathtaking seaside setting. The stylish décor of this five star hotel in KwaZulu-Natal's tropical northern coast is an elegant combination of natural stones and woods, complemented by soothing colours and shades of the beautiful surroundings. The 86 luxurious rooms and suites, including eight Garden Villas, each with own private plunge pool, and the split-level Presidential Suite, are superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. The hotel boasts a variety of dining experiences, indoors and outdoors; three bars; The Spa with traditional Hammam; two heated swimming pools, including a rim-flow pool with ocean views; fitness centre and children's holiday club; 24-seater cinema / screening room; and meetings, events and wedding facilities for up to 120 guests. The hotel is located a short walk from Umhlanga Village Centre and is within easy access to Durban International Airport and shopping centres including Gateway Theatre of Shopping.
For more information about The Oyster Box or to make restaurant, event or function bookings call +27 31 514 5000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
Red Carnation is an award-winning collection of thirteen five and four star family-run boutique hotels. Each distinguished by an absolute commitment to attentive service and the comfort of every guest, located in some of the world's most popular destinations. Red Carnation Hotels are regarded as some of the world's finest with accolades including "Best Hotel in the British Isles" in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 21st Annual Readers' Choice Awards and "Best Hotel in the World" in the 2009 US Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards.