The first Hyatt-branded hotel in Cape Town is slated to open by December 2020. It will be the eighth Hyatt-branded property in Africa, and the second in South Africa.
A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with South African real estate company, Millat Properties, to manage the property, which will be rebranded from the Hilton Cape Town City Centre to the Hyatt Regency Cape Town.
“We’re delighted to work with Millat Properties to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to Cape Town,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, regional vice-president of development for the Middle East and Africa, Hyatt. “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.”
The Hyatt Regency Cape Town is situated at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain, one of the city’s most prominent and famous landmarks, bordering the historic Bo-Kaap district with its steep and narrow streets.
It will feature 137 rooms, including 15 suites, three food and beverage outlets, as well as leisure facilities including a fitness area and an outdoor pool. The property also offers 1,312 square feet of meeting space as well as an executive lounge.
Africa, and particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, remains a key focus for growth for Hyatt as the continent is experiencing an increasingly favourable business climate. The announcement of Hyatt Regency Cape Town follows a significant expansion of 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 brand over the next three years: Hyatt Regency Nairobi, Kenya and Hyatt Regency Lagos Ikeja, Nigeria.