IHG Signs First Holiday Inn Hotel in CBD, Cape Town
IHG, one of world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Cape Town, South Africa in partnership with Leisure Hotel Holding (Pty) Ltd.
Currently operating as Strand Tower Hotel, the property is expected to be rebranded as Holiday Inn by later this year, marking the brand’s debut in the city. This signing is in line with IHG’s strategy to increase its brand’s visibility and franchise estate in South Africa. Located in Cape Town’s Commercial Business District (CBD), where weekday business is driven by corporates and weekend through leisure, Holiday Inn Cape Town will provide easy access to attractions such as V&A Waterfront, entertainment centres, Government offices, and will offer panoramic views of tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, Lions Head and the city harbour.
With 242 rooms, the hotel will serve all day dining with buffet-style meals and a selection of award-winning estate wines from the nearby Cape Winelands. Holiday Inn Cape Town is also equipped with a gym, sauna and steam room. For business groups and travellers, the hotel offers two large conference rooms and four break-away rooms that are ideal for training and discussion groups. Cape Town is South Africa’s key tourism destination, and the main business driver for the hotel is being the start and end-point of tours visiting Cape Town and the surrounding areas, the Garden route and safari trips.