SA's washed-out Ritz gets R120m reinvention

2016-11-29 14:43
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The Ritz Hotel has been undergoing an extensive R120 million makeover, spearheaded by SLC (Shimmy Luxury Collection), which will reinstate this Cape Town landmark as the place to be for locals and visitors alike.

This historic and well positioned iconic hotel, with 212 luxurious bedrooms, will open its doors early 2017. The new Ritz Hotel will boast a host of luxury designs and amenities to ensure guests have a uniquely tailored experience.

“We are about design driven accessible luxury in a manner which is incomparable and unconventional.” says Group CEO and Co-Founder, Nicky van der Walt.


Revolving refinement

The entrance hall and guest lobby will consist of smooth white marble with gold inlays, depicting utter sophistication and refinement. Top of the Ritz will revolve again with South African celebrity Chef Bertus Basson’s innovative and extravagant dining experiences; bringing new life to the Mother City’s only revolving restaurant.

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Bubblies with a view

Located on the floor immediately below the revolving restaurant, a spectacular champagne bar will enchant guests with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Seaboard. The newly reconstructed Ritz will also be opening an exclusive nightclub on the basement level, adding to the vibrant Cape Town nightlife.

New pool bar

The plush pool area, complete with new decking and an outdoor bar service will flow from the open plan 1st floor restaurant. This will be the perfect place to unwind and bask in grandeur, enjoying a relaxed tropical Cape Town summer.

The fitness centre, Switch Playground, powered by athlete Steve Uria, will allow guests to maintain physical fitness throughout their stay.

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Mixing business and pleasure

State-of-the-art conferencing and event facilities that can hold up to 1 000 guests are available for reservations immediately and once fully upgraded will transform into the perfect spot to mix business and leisure. All five conference rooms are positioned to allow for the flow of natural light and breakaway options are available on a separate level within The Plaza.

Phase two of the development project will see The Ritz Plaza transform into an upmarket retail component with a strong pipeline roll out plan for the upliftment of the entire precinct.


Follow the journey on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all the extensive makeover developments.

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