The transformation of 1 of South Africa’s oldest buildings into certainly one of its most exclusive destinations is going to be completed Monday with the grand opening of the new luxury LABOTESSA Hotel.
Set in a historic 17th-century congressional church, LABOTESSA will become the first hotel in Cape Town’s historic Church Square. Every aspect from the extensive refurbishment has been conceptualized to evoke old-world grandeur fused having a slow paced life.
Commissioned functions by local artists and antique pieces weave a story inspired by the city's European influences. It makes sense incredibly impressive for any debut project by first-time hoteliers Jan Fourie and Johan du Plessis.
“We are delighted to begin our foray into hotel ownership and among South Africa’s oldest buildings, which has been a true proof of the nation's rich background and heritage,” says Du Plessis, LABOTESSA founder and owner. “LABOTESSA is a culmination in our affinity for exceptional design, relaxed hospitality, and our connection to the town of Cape Town.”
The hotel aims to balance personal service using the independence of residential living. Each one of the hotel’s seven suites features private elevator access, Juliet balcony and jaw-dropping views of Lions Head and Table Mountain. It will likewise boast certainly one of Cape Town’s biggest suites, The Governor Suite.
The Governor Suite
Named after Simon van der Stel, the very first Governor from the Cape, this 2,230-square-feet space spans two floors and offers the very best views across Church Square and also the surrounding mountains. Built directly from scratch around the hotel’s top floor, the suite has a much more modern feel than the rest of the hotel. The floating staircase, private plunge pool and floor-to-ceiling windows increase its modernity as the lounge areas and fully-equipped kitchen lend a residential quality.
The Six Signature Suites are located around the hotel’s mezzanine level and feature a far more casual open-plan design. The high ceilings are made to allow it to be feel and look spaciousness while French oak floors give an unmistakable sense of classic luxury.
The dining options are also exciting using the popular Starling’s Cafe taking residence inside the hotel. Famed because of its breakfasts and employ of ethically-sourced and organic products, this will be Starling’s second location in Cape Town. Your accommodation also sits close to the V&A Waterfront, the city’s main hub of retailers, bars and restaurants.
Opening rates for LABOTESSA suites start at $340 USD and opening rates for that Governor Suite begin at $2,508 USD. For more information or to book a stay, visit www.labotessa.com.