Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings in the Western Cape, is increasing its room complement from 64 to 88 rooms.

“We are adding additional room inventory and enhancing our conferencing facilities in response to the growing demand for availability at the property, particularly amongst international guests,” said Brandon Schafli, the hotel’s GM.

A total of 24 new standard rooms will be added to the hotel’s existing 14 two-bedroom villas, six two-bedroom suites, 20 one-bedroom suites and 24 deluxe rooms.

Schafli said the rooms would be positioned to take advantage of the lagoon views.

“The improvements to the conference venues will result in Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings possibly having the biggest conference centre on the Garden Route,” added Schafli.

The total cost of the project is R22million (€1.3million).

The hotel will continue to operate normally, with the expansion scheduled to be completed by November.