Cape Town is one of the most desired cities to travel to in the world, which makes it the perfect location for a new hotel in the Cresta Hotel Group.
On 15 April 2020, Cresta Grande Cape Town – located in the heart of the city, on the corner of Loop and Strand Streets – officially opened its doors to guests. The building dates back several decades, and started off as an office block before it was transformed into a hotel.
Guests can enjoy sweeping views of Cape Town
Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy sweeping views of Table Mountain and the city centre. The hotel boasts 242 stylish bedrooms, the Red Elephant Bar and Lounge, and an outdoor terrace next to the hotel’s outdoor pool. Manja’s Cafe and Bar is also part of the hotel’s dining option.
Included in your stay is high-speed, uncapped Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safe, access-controlled parking, a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room, and well-equipped conferencing facilities.
Managing Director of Cresta Hotels, Chipo Mandela, welcomed guests at the official opening ceremony.
“We believe we have started well by pouring a great deal of passion and energy into this property.Chipo Mandela, MD of Cresta Hotels
“Our focus now is on building up the business, promoting and encouraging safe travel and offering our true African hospitality, playing our part in developing travel and tourism in South Africa and the other territories in which we operate,” she said.
Mandela lauded the hotel as “the newest jewel in the crown of the Cresta Hotels group”.
Even though the travel and tourism sector have taken a beating in the last year, the group are confident that these sectors can be rebuilt and geared up to resume local and international travel.
The hotel chain has invested in culturally diverse experiences across the African continent. Cresta Jameson Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe was their first acquisition in 1958. In the years that followed, they added hotels in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. In 1987 they ventured into Botswana, after being awarded a management contract for the popular Marakanelo.