The hotel is a combination of rich history and elegant contemporary architecture. Originally home to the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers, later the Board of Executors (BOE), it successfully combines the heritage of the old with the luxury of the new. The magnificent banqueting and meeting rooms combine the elegance of a bygone era with state-of-the-art technology. The city hotel was built in 2009 and consists of a total of 117 rooms. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. Further facilities at the air-conditioned hotel include a hotel safe, currency exchange, cloakroom, lift access, a newspaper stand and children's playground. Guests can wine and dine in the café, bar and restaurant. For additional fees, guests can make use of WLAN Internet access, room and laundry services, and the car park.
In the heart of Cape Town City, this luxury hotel is situated close to Grand Parade, the V&A Waterfront and famous Long Street. Nearby attractions include the city's vibrant street life, business area, shopping and fine dining, Signal Hill, the Castle of Good Hope, Company Gardens and the Convention Centre. Cape Town International Airport is about 18 km from the hotel.
The rooms and suites are exceptionally well designed and decorated to ensure a luxurious experience. All rooms have a balcony, an en suite bathroom with a shower, bath and a hairdryer, as well as facilities such as WLAN Internet access, air conditioning, a safe and a minibar. Guests enjoy the comfort of a double or king-size bed and the convenience of tea and coffee making facilities. A direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, radio, hi-fi, and individually regulated heating round off the in-room features.
The hotel houses the only Jiva Spa in South Africa, which draws from Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing tradition, to deliver a range of signature treatments, yoga, meditation and massages (fees apply). The gym offers a fully equipped techno-gym, heated indoor pool, two saunas, a hot tub, steam room, and male and female changing areas.
The hotel presents an eclectic variety of cuisine and culinary experiences including an Indian specialty restaurant, a relaxed all-day dining restaurant and a champagne and oyster bar. The hotel serves a continental breakfast buffet, while both lunch and dinner can be selected à la carte or from a set menu.