Thursday 23 July 2009


A New Landmark for South Africa’s Cultural and Tourism Capital

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is delighted to announce the opening of Taj Cape Town in December 2009, adding yet another string to Taj’s international bow. This new landmark will offer the signature Indian hospitality and luxury accommodation synonymous with Asia’s leading hotel group, within South Africa’s thriving, cultural and tourism capital.

The Taj Cape Town is located on St George’s Mall, in the historic heart of the city. In keeping with the group’s tradition of breathing life into iconic properties, the hotel is being developed within two buildings of historic significance: The Temple Chambers, also known as the Board of Executors, which was built in 1890 and the South African Reserve Bank building.

A new Tower will rise dramatically from behind these Heritage buildings and will feature Tower bedrooms with floor to ceiling glass façades and private balconies. Guests can choose from a range of accommodation including, the Presidential Suite, 155 luxury rooms and suites in either the Heritage or Tower sections, and 22 Luxury Residences. The majority of which boast superb views of the city’s famous St George’s Cathedral, The Parliament and Gardens, and the world renowned Table Mountain. The Taj Club floor will offer visiting business guests a dedicated Private Lounge and Butler service.

Taj’s reputation for culinary excellence will be experienced in three restaurants. The Indian specialty restaurant, Masala Kraft, will reside in the old Banking section of the hotel; the contemporary Grill restaurant will offer innovative international and local cuisine with an outdoor dining terrace. The Oyster Bar will offer a more informal setting and a wide selection of South Africa’s award winning wines and fresh seafood. A Cocktail Bar and Cigar Lounge will offer the finest cocktails and limited edition cigars.

The Meeting rooms and Banquet Hall are located on the first floor of the property with views overlooking St. George’s Cathedral and Table Mountain. The rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and have a capacity of up to 100 people.

For rest and rejuvenation, The Jiva Grande Spa offers authentic Indian and wellbeing treatments and therapies within six organically designed treatment rooms. There will also be a well equipped gym and heated indoor pool.

The Taj group already features 16 international hotels in the Indian Ocean, Europe, Bhutan, USA and the Middle East. With the opening of Taj Cape Town, Taj will continue to enhance its reputation for impeccable service, luxury accommodation, innovative technology and its signature warm Indian hospitality worldwide.

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