A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with South African real estate company Millat Properties to open the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Cape Town. Nestled under the iconic Table Mountain, the 137-roomed Hyatt Regency Cape Town will offer three food and beverage outlets, leisure facilities including a fitness area and an outdoor pool, an executive lounge and 122 square meters (1 312 square feet) of meeting space.The new hotel takes over the premises of the former Hilton Cape Town City Centre property. It will be the second Hyatt property in South Africa, the 8th in Africa. This fits with the Hyatt’s strategy to grow it’s footprint in Africa – and especially Sub-Saharan Africa.
“As a premier destination, Cape Town has been a top goal for us to have a Hyatt hotel, and we believe there is meaningful potential for further growth in South Africa.”“As a premier destination, Cape Town has been a top goal for us to have a Hyatt hotel, and we believe there is meaningful potential for further growth in South Africa. Hyatt Regency Cape Town is a key element of our strategy to grow thoughtfully in markets where we know our guests are traveling,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, regional vice president of development for the Middle East and Africa, Hyatt.