HOSPITALITY: Pepper Club To Satisfy Cape Town Luxury Hotel Need
Recent Western Cape Business News
Pepper Club - a R400 million five-star luxury hotel residence and spa - is set to open its doors in Cape Town during March 2010. The 20 storey hotel, which will cater for discerning business and leisure travellers, is set to address the growing need for a luxury hotel in the heart of the city.
According to David Solomon, Director of developers, Solomon Brothers Property Holdings, the hotel is already 70% booked for the 2010 FIFA World Cup period. “While the World Cup tournament will be an excellent showcase for our city and its hospitality industry, Pepper Club is aimed squarely at servicing the need for luxury leisure and business travel accommodation in the city beyond this time.
“The hotel will elevate the standard of luxury accommodation to a level not previously seen in the area, offering a hotel experience on par with the best hotels in the world.”
The exclusive property will be managed by Gatsby International Hotels & Resorts and consist of 220 residences - including the largest presidential suite in Cape Town at over 750 m², boasting four bedrooms, a sundeck and private pool. The hotel’s five-star features also include, among others, a fine-dining restaurant, an intimate private cinema, a swimming pool with panoramic views, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a luxurious spa, 24-hour concierge service and security. In addition, a serene palm tree-lined courtyard connects directly to the city’s vibrant Long Street with its boutique shops and cosmopolitan night life.
Pepper Club will also sport a fleet of luxury courtesy vehicles – that includes a Rolls Royce Phantom - for chauffeuring guests to and from the airport and business meetings, as well as on sight-seeing trips.
“With panoramic views, our guests will not only witness one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but also have a first-class springboard to all the attractions that our cosmopolitan city offers,” says Solomon.
He explains that the decision by a number of prominent international hotel brands to develop their first or next African properties in Cape Town is an endorsement of their development decision. “With over 8 million tourists visiting the Western Cape annually, the city’s global tourism appeal is ever-increasing.”
With more and more conferences being planned in Cape Town, business travellers are also a key market and will benefit from the hotel’s location in the heart of the business district, currently the second largest financial centre in the country.
According to Western Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Garth Strachan, statistics prove that business tourism is becoming a solid, supporting pillar that could sustain tourism in Cape Town and the Western Cape in 2009, 2010 and well beyond. In addition to the hundreds of local conferences already on the calendar, Cape Town has secured 21 international conferences and congresses for 2010 and 2011, with an expected 31 900 delegates and an estimated economic impact of hundreds of millions of rands.
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