CAPE TOWN, Apr 5, 2009 / FW/ — With Sol Kerzner, chairman and CEO of Kerzner International presiding and Mariah Carey, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, Thandie Newton, Marisa Tomei, Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone in attendance, One&Only Cape Town opened with a bash never been seen before in this city of 3.5 million.
Nearly two years after the first sod was turned – and 25,000 cubic meters of concrete and 3,750 tons of reinforcing steel later – One&Only Cape Town opened at the V&A Waterfront on 3 April 2009, almost six months early.
“One&Only Cape Town will become a significant landmark in Africa. Its bold, contemporary design promises to make it one of the world’s leading luxury resort destinations.” Sol Kerzner commented about his newest hotel.
One&Only Cape Town is the first urban resort in the world-renowned One&Only group of premium hotels, which are architecturally unique properties that take full advantage of their spectacular positions and blend seamlessly with their natural environments. Other One&Only hotels are located among other world beauty spots including the Maldives, Dubai, Mexico, The Bahamas and Mauritius.
With stunning views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill, the chic island design and contemporary African flair of this urban resort will find a natural homein the heart of Cape Town’s fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
The resort’s seven-storey Marina Rise will feature 91 spacious rooms and suites – its crescent-shaped architecture created so all guestrooms and suitesenjoy the majesty of Table Mountain. Two lushly landscaped islands at the centre of the waterfront will feature 40 Island Suites and a tranquil spa.
Central to exciting nightlife and entertainment, One&Only Cape Town will also serve as a gateway to the uniquely rare adventures of South Africa such as wildlife safaris, wine country excursions, world-class golf and endless water play along pristine beaches.
Photos by Chris Jackson