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Cape Grace Hotel: An Oasis Celebrating South African Heritage

Located in the vibrant city of Cape Town, Cape Grace is a prestigious hotel that offers an unparalleled luxury experience. The hotel reopens its doors following an extensive and playful renovation by international interior design studio, 1508 London.

Inspired by the city’s rich history and cultural heritage, Cape Grace’s architecture and design blend traditional Cape Dutch style with contemporary elegance. The hotel’s 112 suites boast giant balconies and beautiful French windows overlooking the marina and Table Mountain. Inside, the interior is adorned with exquisite furnishings, rich textures, and thoughtful touches, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Cape Grace’s prime location provides easy access to Cape Town’s top attractions, including the famous Robben Island and Table Mountain. The hotel’s concierge team is dedicated to curating personalized experiences, from private yacht charters to guided tours and excursions.

The hotel also stands as a testament to the city’s rich tapestry of history and modernity – its recent redesign by Fairmont and renowned interior and architecture firm 1508 London nods to the city’s evolution from a bustling trading port to a cosmopolitan hub.

The warm colour palette in the rooms depicts African heritage hues of deep blue, green and maroon, which complement whimsical bespoke rugs. A favourite already, the property’s two-bedroom Cape Grace Suite counts with its own private bar, butler’s pantry, a variety of local art and a vast terrace with sweeping views.

‘This unique hotel attracts some of the world’s most influential clientele, wanting to explore the city of Cape Town. We wanted to create an atmosphere that is timeless and elegant while referencing the glamourous heritage of the hotel,’ shares Hamish Brown, partner at 1508 London. Thus, the studio’s cabinet of curiosities concept works perfectly – rare items in shiny materials, rare books about the Cape region and singular objects collected from all over the country await to be discovered by guests.

Image credit: Courtesy of Cape Grace Hotel and 1508 London.


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