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.
“It is a delight to team up with the Hyatt Regency brand, which is synonymous with a first-class travel experience,” said Hamza Farooqui, chief executive officer of Millat Properties. “Millat will extensively refurbish the hotel – prior to reopening – using renowned international interior designers, LW Design. Knowing Hyatt and Millat share equally high standards around the guest experience, we are delighted to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to life in this iconic location.”
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, South African Minister for Tourism, warmly welcomed the news; “The news of a Hyatt-branded property opening within the City of Cape Town is a welcome addition to the tourism sector and is a positive indicator reflecting the travel industry’s road to recovery. Like many others in our country, Cape Town is truly unique, offering visitors unforgettable experiences with an abundance of natural beauty and attractions to visit. Hyatt Regency Cape Town will be the perfect addition to the hospitality sector in this historic city.”