Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Umhlanga Arch will be King of the Hill

When you get an invitation to a launch held at the beautiful Oyster Box Hotel, you can only say YES! Not only to see and experience the hotel at night but also to discover what next to expect in Umhlanga. 

Umhlanga is booming and it is crazy to think that just over 20 years ago all that could be seen was sugar cane. Now everywhere you look there are new and exciting developments being built to cater for the growing and moving population.

The launch of the 1.3 billion rand Umhlanga Arch was held in the Pearl Room of the Oyster Box hotel. It was a warm and breezy evening and we (my husband and I) were warmly welcomed by the staff and I even got to take a photo of the star of the Oyster Box Hotel - Skabenga the cat.

Love the poofy tummy

The people in attendance were from the media, construction, construction related industries, investors and a few well known faces such as Shaun Pollock, John Smit and Darren Maule. The MC for the evening was the very entertaining Matthew Pierce who is very good with accents and knows how to tell a story correctly.

A one-of-a-kind development to hit Durban shores, Umhlanga Arch is proudly introduced by The Multiply Group, a Durban-based global investment company offering access to proprietary transactions on the African continent. The Group has a 30% stake in Imbewu Capital Partners, a company founded by CEO Gcina Zondi some 11 years ago, and an encouraging example of what can be achieved with skill, hard work, and integrity. Led by CEO Craig Coombe, The Multiply Group is also a major investor in technology, with a focus on changing the lives of people across the continent through improving the ease of transacting, and seeing more communities connected and served in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer spheres.

Prominently positioned on the slopes of Umhlanga’s Ridgeside, this R1.3 billion development is one of the largest mixed-use developments in the province and will undoubtedly bolster tourism, stimulate investment into the region, further elevate Umhlanga and greater Durban to a world-class standing, and facilitate significant job creation.

Not only has Umhlanga Arch already sold 80% of the residential component prior to launching to the public, but it has also already attracted R350 million in foreign investment to the region, confirmed an international hotel operator, and engaged with a number of the country’s top retail brands.

The design began with the unique arch providing the gateway into this premier people-centred development, and is divided into four key components; upmarket offices, first-class retail, a superior hotel, and contemporary apartments. It will offer everything you need in one location, including some trendy restaurants.

Expect the likes of a concierge service that will handle your laundry and deliver your groceries, a high-tech business centre to host meetings, a well-recognised gym, top-end retail stores, a leading car dealership, and a premium 4-star hotel,” shares Terry Rosenberg, Chairman of The Multiply Group.

He continues, “Umhlanga Arch is going to be a place where you can live a full, productive day without having to venture from your address. Our vision for this development was to create a lifestyle for emerging entrepreneurs, serious business people who are trying to establish a balanced home/work lifestyle, and those individuals who frequent this area and aspire to live within it”.

What makes our region so exciting? Take a look at these facts:

*CNN voted Durban/Ethekwini as one of the world’s most underrated cities;
*Durban Harbour is the busiest shipping terminal in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 4500 commercial vessels per year moving 74 million tonnes of cargo;
*The Ethekwini Municipality has one of the best credit ratings in the Municipal sector (A1+ short term and AA- long term);
*The City has an unqualified auditor report;
*Has laid 2000km of broadband fibre;
*The DubeTradeport, now a special economic zone with real corporate benefits, is ideally positioned for new generation manufacturing, warehouse, logistics and distribution. It has a capacity to handle 100 000 tonnes of cargo and is located 45-minutes from the city and port.
*At 3.7km long the King Shaka International Airport runway can accommodate the world’s largest aircraft with meaningful excess capacity to handle over 5 million passengers. Don’t forget we’re on the route to the East (one of the markets with the highest potential for us) as well as the Gateway to Africa.
*Knight Frank International Residential City Index 2016 placed Durban in the first position for residential investment performance for the whole of Africa, and one of the top 50 cities globally.

It's impossible not to be impressed by Umhlanga Arch's premium sea views which encompasses Kwazulu-Natal's beautiful coastline, emerald landscape and sunny blue skies. With its iconic arch and commanding architectural style Umhlanga Arch is set to become the pinnacle of urban sophistication and a symbol of this exclusive area's enviable lifestyle.

Epitomising the live-work-play ethos envisioned for Umhlanga Ridgeside, the dynamic Umhlanga Arch offering will be further enhanced by vast open spaces, a myriad of leisure activities, walkways, pedestrian bridges and cycling trails that will become synonymous with the precinct. Modern convenience, cutting edge technology and impeccable luxury are hallmarks of the Umhlanga Arch offering, allowing well-heeled residents to keep moving, stay focused and define their realm.

Umhlanga Arch offers 162 two, three and four bedroom apartments and 30 loft apartments. Select the fully serviced option and have your home cleaned without lifting a finger. The latest technology forms the central nervous system of life at Umhlanga Arch. From communicating with the concierge to arranging parking for a guest, specifically designed systems and applications will ensure, no matter where you are, you are always connected. The "Smart-ready" apartments will ensure that security, temperature and lighting can be remotely controlled from any smart device.


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1 comment:

  1. Great news that Durban-based global investment company offering some kind of business stuff that are useful for the whole business world thanks..