Built in 2009, this is an air-conditioned urban chic waterfront club resort providing sophisticated travellers with an unprecedented level of luxury in South Africa. The hotel features 131 spacious guest rooms and suites styled with an African flair. Within the lobby of the seven-storey Marina Rise, the Vista Bar connects the continent's only restaurants by legendary chefs Nobuyuki 'Nobu' Matsuhisa and Gordon Ramsay with a high-energy vibe, providing a striking contrast to the serenity discovered on The Island, a tranquil retreat featuring a lushly landscaped free-form, infinity-edge pool. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. Amenities at the hotel include a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities and lift access. There is a hairdressing salon, kids club, bar and restaurant on the premises. There are conference facilities available to business guests. WLAN Internet access is also provided. Room and laundry services offer added convenience. Guests arriving by car may park their vehicles in the hotel's car park.
In the heart of Cape Town's picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the hotel is an ideal gateway to the uniquely rare adventures of South Africa such as wildlife safaris, wine country excursions and endless water play along pristine beaches. The nearby Table Mountain and surrounding mountain ranges offer the best environs for rock climbing, abseiling and kloofing. Approximate distances to airports in the region include Cape Town International Airport (30 km) George Airport (438 km) and Port Elizabeth Airport (662 km).
Each room is en suite with shower/bath and hairdryer. Rooms are fitted with double or king-size beds. All accommodation features an in-room multimedia entertainment system with satellite flat screen television, DVD/CD player, radio, minibar, Nespresso machine, safe, in-room business services (multi-adaptor, fax/computer hook-ups, three phones, two-line communication system), MP3 docking station and complimentary WLAN Internet access. There are also tea and coffee making facilities. Individually regulated air conditioning and heating are standard features. Each room has a balcony or terrace.
A serene haven amidst the energy of a bustling city, the hotel spa, Cape Town's most expansive, occupies its own private island and offers a pedi/manicure studio. A spectacular tri-level wine loft showcases one of the most balanced and diverse wine collections on the continent. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, poolside snack bar and gym. Guests can relax in the sauna or steam room and pamper themselves with a massage or spa treatment.
The hotel serves a breakfast buffet and à la carte meals at lunch and dinner.