Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Cape Town in December 2020.
The former Hilton Cape Town City Centre will be rebranded Hyatt Regency Cape Town, bringing the total number of Hyatt hotels across Africa to eight.
“We’re delighted to work with Millat Properties to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to Cape Town,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, Hyatt Regional Vice President of Development for the Middle East and 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 travelling.”
Hyatt Regency Cape Town will bring the brand’s signature seamless, personalised service and experiences to business and leisure guests alike. The hotel is situated at the foot of Table Mountain, bordering the historic Bo-Kaap district with its steep and narrow streets.
The hotel will feature 137 rooms, including 15 suites; three food and beverage outlets; and leisure facilities that include a fitness area and an outdoor pool. For corporate guests, the property offers 400 square metres of meeting space and an executive lounge.
“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,” said Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism.
The announcement of Hyatt Regency Cape Town follows a significant expansion in Hyatt’s footprint in sub-Saharan Africa. Three Hyatt Regency hotels are already open in the region: Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam and Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa, with two more scheduled openings over the next three years: Hyatt Regency Nairobi, and Hyatt Regency Lagos Ikeja.