Taj Hotels & Resorts adds South Africa as its latest overseas location with the opening of Taj Cape Town.
Occupying two historic buildings – Board of Executors (1896) and the original South African Reserve Bank (1932) – with a new 17-storey wing added, the hotel combines old world elegance and modern efficiency. Even the clock, which first kept banking hours in the 30s, has been repaired and polished.
Room categories are the Heritage Rooms and Tower Rooms, with the top floor, split-level Presidential Suite boasting its own massage and steam rooms, kitchen, office, gym and outdoor deck for entertaining.
The Taj Floor, a feature of all the chain’s hotels, is also available, equipped with a private lounge and butler service. Other facilities include three restaurants, Jiva Grande Spa and meeting spaces, the largest of which can take in 110 people.
Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, flagship of the company, which suffered a terrorist attack in 2008, is about to emerge from a major make over of the damaged Palace wing. Booking are now accepted for a July re-opening (see news).
For more details, viait www.tajhotels.com
Margie T Logarta