Fairmont Zimbali to Open Ahead of World Cup

16th March 2010 (Last Updated March 16th, 2010 18:30)

Construction work is in progress at the Fairmont Zimbali Hotel in Ballito, South Africa, and it is expected to have a soft launch in mid-May this year ahead of the FIFA World Cup. The R400m ($53.8m) hotel, featuring 156 rooms, will have a grand launch after the World Cup, according

Construction work is in progress at the Fairmont Zimbali Hotel in Ballito, South Africa, and it is expected to have a soft launch in mid-May this year ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

The R400m ($53.8m) hotel, featuring 156 rooms, will have a grand launch after the World Cup, according to iol.co.za.

In August 2009, contractors Liviero Building halted construction on the site over a R18m ($2.4m) payment row with the Kuwait-based developers IFA Hotels and Resorts.