Taj Cape Town fills all rooms for official opening

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Taj Cape Town, one of the new luxury hotels in the city centre, marked its official opening this month with all of its 177 rooms occupied.

The hotel began pre-opening trials several weeks ago, taking limited room reservations. The restaurants, Mint and the Bombay Brasserie, have been well received and the third restaurant, the Twankey Bar, a contemporary seafood and champagne bar, is now also open.

The Jiva Grande Spa, which offers a range of health and beauty treatments as well as traditional Indian aromatherapy and Ayurvedic treatments, is taking bookings.

"We're now 100% ready to welcome Capetonians and out-of-town visitors to the Taj Cape Town," says GM Michael Pownall.

Every aspect of the hotel had to be ready before it was declared officially open because, after an investment of over R500-million by Taj, Tata Africa and Eurocape, two years of construction and the meticulous restoration of two historic Cape Town buildings, expectations were very high, he said.

The hotel was completely booked out for its opening week with an international company's global conference attended by delegates from over 15 countries.

Pownall says there has been tremendous interest and a steady flow of reservations since the soft openings. Forward bookings for the next three months are better than expected with strong demand for the World Cup period and beyond.

"We've had a great deal of positive feedback here and overseas. Taj has a reputation for its luxury service culture as well as creating iconic hotels in heritage buildings at great locations around the world. Cape Town's popularity as a world-class leisure destination and unique facilities such as the Jiva Grande Spa, stylish restaurants and heritage banqueting and conferencing rooms all work strongly in our favour. But so too does our location in the historic heart of Cape Town, which provides an alternative to the Waterfront."

The Taj Cape Town is offering an introductory special from R3 500 per room for two people, including breakfast.

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