The first Hyatt property in the Mother City opened in December, taking over the building of the Hilton Cape Town City Centre. The property’s rooms and public areas were fully refurbished by Millat Properties, who worked closely with the Hyatt team and interior designers the LW Design Group; the full refurbishment will be completed in the coming months.
“We set ourselves the challenge of opening an international grade hotel before Christmas to give an economic and momentum boost to Cape Town and South Africa,” says the press release issued by Millat Properties. “The pandemic has led to a pause in the capital being deployed by international investors, but we have continued to invest during these difficult times. New jobs have been and will be created as a result of our vision and investment in Hyatt Regency Cape Town. The hotel opening will only encourage both domestic and international tourism.”
Located in the bustling Bo-Kaap neighbourhood only a few minutes from Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront and Robben Island Ferry, Hyatt Regency Cape Town will provide all the tools to stay connected and energized to its guests. Designed for productivity and peace of mind, Hyatt Regency Cape Town boasts a memorable culinary experience and flexible spaces to work, collaborate or relax. To make travel free from stress, expansive technology-enabled facilities for meetings and events are provided, and expert planners anticipate every detail of a guest’s stay.
“We are extremely excited to welcome guests to the first Hyatt hotel in Cape Town,” says Peter Fulton, Group President EAME/SWA at Hyatt. “For business travelers, the hotel provides easy access to the financial district and Cape Town International Convention Centre, while its location in the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood makes it a great base for leisure travelers, too. The hotel’s tranquil ambiance and modern design will ensure a stress-free guest experience and we are proud that we can now offer the renowned seamless and personalised experiences, that the Hyatt Regency brand is known for, to visitors to South Africa.”
About the property
The Hyatt Regency Cape Town has 137 guestrooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows or a balcony as well as walk-in rain showers. Each room offers an expansive workspace, spacious desk, and complimentary wireless high-speed internet access.
The property also boasts its own restaurant. The 126 Cape Kitchen & Café’s menu is inspired by traditional South African, Cape Malay and Asian cuisine. An international breakfast buffet with a variety of delicious food and beverage ensures that guests start the day off right. Guests can also take in the breathtaking views of Signal Hill while unwinding and enjoying one of the signature drinks on the outside pool deck.
The hotel has over 1,873 square feet (174 square meters) of event space, six different meeting rooms and two executive boardrooms can accommodate up to 140 guests for social events, weddings, and business meetings.