Construction is well underway of the recently launched, Home* Suite Hotels’ property, located in Sea Point Cape Town. Home* Suite Hotels, a new hotel brand that hit the South African market last year setting out to marry the Airbnb concept with traditional hotel spoils will open their second hotel in August 2020. The 21-roomed boutique hotel which will be called Home* Suite Hotels Sea Point will mirror the success of the group’s proof-of-concept hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
The 5-storey new-build situated in Main Drive in upper Sea Point will cater to the corporate and leisure visitor and will include an open-plan restaurant, a bar area, a rooftop terrace and pool. The group’s strategy of creating an upmarket home-from-home offering has been front of mind in the design and architectural planning of the hotel. With large windows for maximum light, a shared kitchen and dining area and inclusive open work spaces, the hotel will replicate aspects that have been effective at their Johannesburg property.
Home* Suite Hotels launched by Lucid Ventures earlier this year is the brainchild of entrepreneur Gidon Novick, hotelier Graham Wood and property developer Andrew Kuming. Lucid Ventures is a Section12J investment manager with a focus on the hospitality industry in South Africa.
An impressive team of professionals have been commissioned to complete the project; SVA International Architects, EMCON Construction and Tonic Design taking care of the interior spaces. Hotel services will include in-room WiFi, and novelties such as a pillow preference menu, an admin-free check-in policy, an all-day snack stash and a pooch-friendly attitude.
Commenting on the new hotel, Gidon Novick, founder of Lucid Ventures said “Discerning international travellers are looking for innovative, beautiful boutique hotels that capture the essence of their local environments. Cape Town is one of the top tourist spots in the world and the perfect place to grow the Home* Suite Hotel Collection.”
Lucid Ventures plans to add a further two hotels in the Johannesburg region and a second Cape Town hotel in the De Waterkant district this year.