Cape Town - One of Cape Town's popular and vibrant hotel in the suburb of Sea Point is ready to welcome locals and tourists after a revamp.
After what's said to be a R120-million rejuvenation, the Ritz hotel is set to be "the most glamorous urban resort the Mother City has to offer".
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What was once an icon of the city’s skyline since the 1970s, over the decades the hotel slowly lost its lustre until, in 2016, according to the hotel, the Ritz Hotel Management Company (RHMC) saw an opportunity to revitalise and reimagine it.
"It's a beautiful piece of local architecture that desperately needed a new lease on life. We had a very clear vision of what we wanted to create, and what Cape Town needed," says, Lisa Carey, Marketing & PR Manager for The Ritz.
According to the hotel, RHMC identified a gap in the market for an international-grade hotel that would marry a contemporary design aesthetic with world-class service.
"We are not creating a quirky boutique property or a stiff five-star hotel. We want to cater for that beautiful niche in the middle. We wanted to take luxury and design, and make it accessible”, says Carey.
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Unique for a hotel in Cape Town, each and every room boasts panoramic views of both the city and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean that are to be found at the very top on the 21st and 22nd floors and in the hotel’s flagship restaurant on the 23rd floor.
With its revolving restaurant, the hotel says 2017 - 2018 is set to restore its reputation as one of the "most sought-after refined dining destinations in the city".
Now, after a multi-million-rand revamp, the hotel says locals and travellers can expect a touch of Miami South Beach glamour to Sea Point, with all day al fresco dining that ranges from brasserie-classics to sushi and wood-fired pizza.
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