DoubleTree by Hilton Opens First Hotel in South Africa

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    Hilton Worldwide has recently announced the official opening of the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in South Africa – the 183-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside. Owned and operated by Upper Eastside Hotel (Pty) Ltd under a franchise license agreement, the newly renovated, upscale full-service property is located in Cape Town’s upcoming district of Woodstock, a dynamic area which is home to an abundance of fashionable art galleries, boutiques, music bars and trendy restaurants. The hotel becomes the fifth Hilton Worldwide property in South Africa and the third DoubleTree by Hilton in Africa.Accommodation ranges from executive rooms and suites to luxury, two-storey duplex loft rooms located on the penthouse floor with panoramic views of the city’s best known landmarks. With both business and leisure guests in mind, DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside offers a wide range of amenities, including nine meeting rooms, a 350 -capacity function room and 24-hour fitness and business centres. Discerning guests can also enjoy Liberty’s Restaurant with its seasonal á la carte fusion-style menu created by executive chef Simon Kemp. Kemp is renowned for his professional creativity and attention to detail. Guests and locals who wish to unwind can visit the eStreet Bar and Lounge, which is open for cocktails and drinks every evening until 1am, with live entertainment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Mike Flax, chairman of Upper Eastside Hotel (Pty) Ltd, owners and operators of the converted hotel said: “The city’s status as an attractive tourism and events hub is becoming globally recognised and the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside will help meet the growing demand for first class, branded accommodation.”

    Positioned at the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations for travellers to the Continent. Known as the ‘Mother City’, Cape Town is a celebrated wine-making region and boasts world famous landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. The city is also a primary MICE destination playing host to numerous festivals and events including high profile conventions such as the World Economic Forum in May 2013 and the Design Capital Exhibition in 2014. Leisure travellers will note the prestigious 2012 World Travel honour awarded to the city as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination.

    Daniel Fountain / 18.04.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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