Tsogo Sun to open Cape Town hotel complex

Hotel operator Tsogo Sun will construct a 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town city centre, on the site of the recently-demolished Tulip hotel.

The new hotel will consist of two products in one complex, a 200-room latest-design SunSquare hotel and a 300-room new generation StayEasy hotel, offering a choice of affordable and stylish accommodation. Included in the complex will be banqueting and conference facilities, casual dining and retail space. The hotel site currently includes a heritage façade which will be retained.

Tsogo Sun chief executive Marcel von Aulock said: "We believe the continued development and rejuvenation of Cape Town’s city centre will lead to growing demand for hotel accommodation. We already operate three full service hotels – The Cullinan, Southern Sun Waterfront and Southern Sun Cape Sun – as well as the recently refurbished SunSquare Cape Town in Gardens."

Construction on the project started this month and is expected to be completed by September 2017. Tsogo Sun’s portfolio includes more than 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.

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