Steeped in history as one of the oldest properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, the iconic President Hotel celebrates two decades since former President Nelson Mandela reopened its doors in 1998 with a fresh facelift highlighting the Mother City’s finest attributes.
The hotel debuts its renovations this October, complete with a new Kiddies Play Area, Reception, The Point Lounge and Deck, Owners’ Lounge and Deck Bar, and refurbished rooms.
Interior Architect, Justin Raath spearheaded the hotel’s redesign, putting a modern spin on African cultural influences with bespoke finishing and sustainable details. The goal was to rejuvenate the hotel and re-establish it as the favourite breakaway experience for locals and visitors alike.
The hotel features multi-functional and tech-driven elements such as wireless chargers in the waiting area and a new group’s arrival area that can be doubled into a cinema room where HotelFlix, the hotel’s new in-room streaming service, can be cast onto a screen.
The use of neutral floor finishes and soft ambient lighting will welcome guests to each of the hotel’s six floors, opening up to an urban gallery of the Western Cape’s finest features and destinations. Taken by local photographer, Sacha Specker, each floor will showcase a different theme of photo art including landscapes, ocean, fauna, flora, culture, and Madiba.