Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge has officially opened, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu Natal and the fourth in South Africa.

The hotel is in Umhlanga, just north of Durban, and a short drive from King Shaka International Airport.

Previously a Protea Hotel by Marriott, the property has been rebranded after a complete transformation.

The new reception area has a dedicated guest relations desk. The outdoor deck features a retractable awning, outdoor areas for relaxing and dining, and a swimming pool.

The 205 renovated guest rooms offer complimentary WiFi. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast at the Breakfast Room on the first floor, with indoor and outdoor seating; in the two private dining rooms; or on the outdoor deck. The restaurant serves global cuisine prepared in an open kitchen with a new menu that has a strong African focus.

Friday DJ nights feature top local and national DJs and the hotel will also host regular comedy nights with South Africa’s top comedians.