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Set in one of the most popular destinations in the world, at the gateway to the historic V&A Waterfront, the ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel is only minutes away from excellent shopping, vibrant city night life, a plethora of award-winning restaurants, historical monuments and museums, iconic Table Mountain, and the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.
Guests are welcomed by warm, spacious rooms – finished in bursts of African colour and inspired by the burnished landscape of the winelands. The decor and furniture is contemporary and classic throughout the hotel providing the highest degree of comfort in an atmosphere of easy elegance and sophistication. Most of the 483 rooms and suites offer floor to ceiling panoramic views of the city, Table Mountain, and the famed working harbour.
For guests wanting an even higher degree of luxury and privacy, there’s the elite Towers Club, a hotel within a hotel on the 16th – 18th floors that takes service and attention to detail to new heights and is one of a kind in Cape Town.
A separate dedicated check-in desk and personal butler service sets the mood for this exclusive concept that meets the expectations of the most discerning traveller and offers guests that little bit extra that Sheraton Hotels are known for worldwide. Guests can enjoy a variety of cuisine – Thirty7 is the striking show kitchen offering fine bistro style fare in an informal atmosphere; Raleigh’s Cigar bar offers specialty cigars and cognacs in a comfortable club setting; and Louis B’s Jazz bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy regular jazz performances.
Situated on the 19th floor of the hotel is the internationally acclaimed AltiraSPA, providing guests an opportunity to rejuvenate body and mind while enjoying a spectacular birds-eye view over Cape Town and Table Bay.
With its tower rapidly rising one floor per week out of the ground and reshaping the skyline of Cape Town’s Foreshore, the five-star R467m ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel Cape Town is on track to open next August.
Strong booking enquiries are coming in for major events at the Cape Town International Conference Centre since its close integration with the ICC makes it the ideal place to stay.
The hotel has been designed as a focal point for the businessperson as well as the discerning domestic and international tourist.
The hotel will offer incomparable floor to ceiling views of the city, the AltiraSpa on the top floor offering a wide range of treatments and a gym facilities with wrap-around views, its own conference facilities, aircrew lounge, show kitchen, late night jazz bar and gift shops. It will also share a porte cochère with the Cape Town Conference Centre from where the water shuttle will depart for the V&A Waterfront.
In keeping with the 5-star Luxury Collection Western Cape Hotel & Spa, which is part of the same Arabella SA group, the hotel will offer the highest standards of luxury and service possible.
"This hotel is being seen as a welcome addition to a city which is already one of the most sought-after destinations in the world," says Stefan Braun, CEO of Arabella SA, developers and owners of the new hotel.
Evon Smuts of IDA is responsible for decor, and each bedroom or suite has a different interior ranging from elegant African to hi tech. "In keeping with the standards set by ArabellaSheraton worldwide," Braun says, "the hotel will redefine the hospitality experience in the city. It will locate guests in a setting of absolute comfort, elegance and luxury."
Braun says the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel Cape Town conference and banqueting facilities can cater for up to 500 people. "With many executives bound to enjoy a short holiday in the city as well, this makes the hotel a unique destination for all kinds of traveller - from private holidaymakers to leisure groups, conference delegates and spouses and is richly rewarding in the incentive market as well. "
Arabella SA has already won a number of national and international accolades for its Western Cape Hotel & Spa and Arabella Golf Course on the Bot River lagoon near Hermanus.
Amongst them are the American Academy of Hospitality's prestigious Diamond Award, and its selection as one of Conde Nast's Hot Spots. Its AltiraSpa has been included in the 100 Best Spas in the World, the leading book on international spas and was awarded the prestigious Dermalogica Platinum Award for high standards.
Arabella SA, part of the Munich-based Schörghuber Group, also owns the Paulaner Braühaus and Restaurant in the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront and the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
Directions from the Cape Town Intl. Airport
Exit the Airport and continue for approximately 3km
Merge onto the N2 highway
Follow N2 Stad / City
After approx. 18 Km move into lane with M6 / Sea Point / Waterfront sign
Turn left at traffic light into Coen Steytler
Drive on CTICC and Arabella Grand Hotel are on right hand side
The Cape Town International Convention Centre
Set in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the CTICC officially opened on Saturday 28 June 2003 with an evening of world-class entertainment which culminated in a unique collaboration between violin star Vanessa Mae and top South African diva Sibongile Khumalo.
President Thabo Mbeki was the guest of honour among almost 7000 people who flocked to the CTICC to witness the opening ceremony which marks an important milestone in Cape Town's quest to become an international destination of choice for meetings market.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre offers a purpose built, flexible facility with 10 000m² of dedicated exhibition space, two raked fixed seating auditoria for 1500 and 600 delegates, a grand 2 000m² ballroom with magnificent city views and over 33 break-out rooms.
The centre offers event organisers a state-of-the-art facility, with high tech infrastructure. A deluxe 483-room Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel is also integrated with the centre.
The Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel - Uniquely and conveniently situated, the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel Cape Town will be integrated with the CTICC and is set to become the ideal accommodation choice for convention, business and leisure travellers alike.
In keeping with the Starwood and Arabella Sheraton Groups proven philosophy of excellence on a global scale, the hotel offers a variety of stay-over options and has unsurpassed scenic panoramic views of both Table Bay and Table Mountain. There are 483 rooms and suites to choose from, with a choice of four and five star luxury accommodation and ample underground parking facilities.
Cape Town Accommodation
With the nearby sea and harbour, the world famous V&A Waterfront and a plethora of accommodation, the environment surrounding the site for the new convention centre is truly cosmopolitan, and is, without doubt, on equal footing with other international convention centres.
Within walking distance are the city's major hotels, providing over 3 000 rooms of three-star quality and above - including a new 483-room deluxe Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel integrated into the convention centre complex.
In total, the city has more than 15 000 rooms to offer in hotels, inns and guesthouses within a 45-minute radius of the city centre, which has an efficient road network and good local transportation.
Tourism is Cape Town's lifeblood, and service standards reflect the city's professional commitment to the hospitality industry.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre will enhance these high quality standards in visitor management, bringing to bear the RAI Group's extensive international experience in all facets of the facility's operation. Expect the best at the five star Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel, and demand the most of each and every convention centre employee.
The largest and most advanced kitchen facility in the Western Cape, manned by internationally-trained kitchen staff, ensures superb banqueting facilities at the CTICC, providing uncompromising quality menus for any budget.
The Cape passion for hospitality is reflected in a constructively hospitable public service, which understands visitor needs and a motivated and helpful convention and visitors bureau. Most notably, local and provincial government, the convention centre funders, are closely involved and willing to assist wherever possible. Reasonable customs requirements, and public safety officials trained in hospitality management, reflect a society that is deeply serious about its national and international visitors.
Within walking distance of the CTICC are Cape Town's leading recreational amenities, shopping areas and cultural attractions, among which is the internationally acclaimed Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
On the doorstep is Table Mountain and within an hour's travel are South Africa's leading tourist destinations - The Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, the Winelands, and Cape Point.