fresh new protea hotel victoria junction reopens its doors on september 1st

Green Point’s iconic and fabulous Protea Hotel Victoria Junction reopens its doors on September 1st flaunting a thoroughly modern makeover.

The new look is set to reclaim the hotel’s mantle as the cool crowd’s crown jewel hangout on the Pink Mile in Green Point. A revamped bar featuring organic cocktails are set to charm the glam gang, along with some other exciting innovations in what will be one of the greenest operations in Cape Town.

The hotel was shut in May for a four-month total make-over. Retaining its industrial charm, the hotel will say goodbye to the film nuances that have been its hallmark since opening doors 15 years ago.

“The project has seen the refurbishment of all 148 standard rooms and 24 loft rooms, as well as an extensive refurbishment of the restaurant, reception and other public areas on the ground floor,” said General Manager Pieter Buitendag. “We’re immensely excited about the reopening on September 1.”

The revamp includes new walk-in ‘rain showers’ and will reflect modern design trends and lends substantially more light to the in-room experience. Technology and environmental factors were also included in the planning. Guests can look forward to Bravia LCD screens, iPod docking stations, international adaptor installations and bathrooms that feature more environmentally friendly fixtures. Standard features include air-conditioning, a choice of pillows, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a digital safe.

The new restaurant and bar will re-establish the location as a trend-setting style pioneer featuring a lighter open-plan, free-flowing space. The new food and beverage offering will also cater more for locals as the Tapas styled menu makes for social dining in an informal setting. The extensive wine by the glass list at extremely reasonable prices will also find favour with Capetonians on the hunt for that perfect after-work get-together, or simply a meeting place over a great cappuccino or some tapas. The menu includes some innovative organic wines & cocktails which look set to become trademarks, and guests can then work them off in the brand new gym.

Protea Hospitality Group Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue, Danny Bryer, said the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction had long been a Cape Town landmark because of its modern theme and location, which was within easy walking distance of the Cape Quarter, the Cape Town Stadium and the V&A Waterfront.”This is one of more than a dozen hotels in the Protea Hospitality Group portfolio that have undergone renovations in the past year and will bring it in line with modern design trends and GUEST expectations,” Bryer said.

As part of the Green Point urban renewal programme for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, property owners the Hospitality Property Fund felt that it was time to redefine the hotel in the market place. The make-over of the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction sees the precinct regeneration come full circle.

“We’re looking forward seeing one of our Cape Town crown jewels transformed into a sleek new beauty ready to welcome the world,” Bryer said.



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