GLAM: The Ritz in Sea Point
After a R120-million rejuvenation, The Ritz hotel in the vibrant Cape Town suburb of Sea Point is ready to welcome locals and tourists to the most glamorous urban resort the Mother City has to offer.

An icon of the city’s skyline since the early 1970s, over the decades this once-stylish address slowly lost its lustre until, in 2016, the Ritz Hotel Management Company (Pty) Ltd or RHMC saw an opportunity to revitalise - and re-imagine - this faded star of the Atlantic Seaboard.

That process began with a refurbishment of the 23-storey building, the age of the structure requiring a complete overhaul of the insulation, plumbing and lift shafts. With the “bones” of the building brought into the 21st-century, the transformation from faded star to contemporary glamour could begin.

And the result is nothing short of staggering. A sleek porte cochere of steel and glass greets guests on arrival, a fitting introduction to the glamorous lobby of glittering golden palm trees and front desk of gleaming white marble.

No mobile app check-in or anodyne staff here: rather, expect refined personalised service to become a hallmark of The Ritz.

The Ritz has long been famous for its revolving restaurant - and this year is set to restore its reputation.

* For more information about The Ritz visit: www.theritz.co.za.

Cape Times