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Luxury in Cape Town

In May, the Protea Hotel President began its final phase of refurbishment. The hotel, sitting along Bantry Bay’s stunning beachfront, will see its 5-year renovation complete later this year. If you’re looking to visit the Mother City, consider a stay at this gorgeous four star resort. The renovations have seen four phases and 238 out of the 349 rooms have been beautifully refurbished so far. Enjoy an ocean sunset from your balcony or visit the Terrace for a sundowner and light snack or enjoy a cocktail at the Senate Bar. With its close proximity to Clifton, Camps Bay and Sea Point promenade, guests to the city can soak up the Cape sun. The Islands Restaurant serves an a la carte menu created by Head Chef Norman Heath. Innovation and a love of smokey flavours sum up his exciting menu. It’s also a great spot for locals to visit for a sundowner or four-star overnight treatment – it’s essentially a resort in the city and makes for a perfect escape from the bustle of life. The multi-million rand renovation project began in 2008 and will finally be completed this year. The luxurious suites offer a host of new improvements, including brand new flat screen TVs, semi-self catering kitchens, modernized bathrooms, replacement of furniture, amongst others, to make for a calm, clean and modern décor scheme. Protea Hospitality Group Marketing and Advertising Manager Nicholas Barenblatt said the hotel’s transformation is dramatic. ‘The renovation has taken the Protea Hotel President into a new league and it is one of three Atlantic Seaboard Protea Hotels that have undergone multi-million rand refurbishments recently,’ he says. ‘Our guest feedback on the improvements has been tremendously positive and there is no doubt that it is one of the finest hotels in Cape Town.’ For more information or to make a booking, visit their website at You can call the front desk on 021-434-8111 or email for more info. Text Lisa Wallace