Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with South African real estate company, Millat Properties, for the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Cape Town.
The 137-key Hyatt Regency Cape Town is expected to open in December 2020, bringing the total number of Hyatt-branded hotels across Africa to eight, with two in South Africa. The new hotel will be rebranded from the former Hilton Cape Town City Centre.
“We’re delighted to work with Millat Properties to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to Cape Town,” enthused regional vice president of development – Middle East and Africa, Hyatt, Ludwig Bouldoukian. “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 Hyatt Regency brand’s signature seamless, personalised service and energizing experiences to business and leisure guests alike. The hotel is situated at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain, one of Cape Town’s most prominent and famous tourist landmarks, bordering the historic Bo-Kaap district with its steep and narrow streets. The vibrant and colorful neighborhood is a popular area for tourists looking to experience South Africa’s rich, multicultural history.
The hotel will feature three food and beverage outlets, as well as leisure facilities, including a fitness area and an outdoor pool. For corporate guests, the property offers 400m2 of meeting space as well as an executive lounge.
The announcement of Hyatt Regency Cape Town follows a significant expansion in Hyatt’s footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa, fueled by the Hyatt Regency brand. Three Hyatt Regency hotels are already open in the sub-Saharan region – Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam and Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa – with two more scheduled openings for the Hyatt Regency brand over the next three years – Hyatt Regency Nairobi, Kenya and Hyatt Regency Lagos Ikeja, Nigeria.