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Hotel Edward
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Percy ROGERS COOKE: Design Architect 1937
OBEL and FROLICH: Consulting Architect 1937
SN TOMKIN and PARTNERS: Architect 6th Floor extension 1966
OSMOND LANGE ARCHITECTS and PLANNERS: Architect 7th floor Added 1996

Date:1937 : c1970
Style:Art Deco


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29°51'15.98" S 31°02'18.57" E Alt: 10m

The Art Deco hotel was the second Hotel Edward. It was constructed on the site to the right of the earlier building, which was retained until 1985 when it was sold and demolished for the Holiday Inn Garden Court.

The 6th floor was extended in 1966 in the same style as the original. In 1996 an extra (7th) floor was added to the whole building. This included an extension over the main entrance, which was detailed using typical Art Deco decorative elements, not used in the original. The hotel is currently (2021) owned by Tsogo Sun and operates under the same name but is now more often called simply "The Edward".

(Gerald Humphrey, April 2021)

These notes were last edited on 2021 06 28

Writings about this entry

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1986. Art and architecture in Natal, 1910 1940. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished Ph.D. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pg 463