The iconic Sea Point skyscraper has been a landmark for years. A tall shimmering structure that represented class and sophistication and boasted a revolving restaurant. Over the years it lost its sparkle but with an incredible team of engineers, architects, designers and a strong bold PR team that Ritz has reopened its name and offers even more glitz that previously known for.
Walking into the lobby, the marble staircase lines that outer corner of the room as you are greeted with smiling faces ready to show you to the Beverly Hills style bar. Modelled after the original Beverly Hills wall paper, it boasts incredible decadence and flair that this part of town desperately needed. Walking through the well lit dining area filled with plush velvet sofa’s, you can make your way over to the poolside cabanas.
I must have stamped my passport at the door because I seem to be transported to a beach side resort in Miami, the one I stayed in a few years back…
There is not an inch of this establishment that doesn’t scream sophisticated Sea Point decadence.
Brunch, a girls favourite meal of the day. You can enjoy all the incredible breakfast options, whether it be sweet or savoury whilst sipping on your favourite MCC. We, here in Cape Town take brunch very seriously and a cosmopolitan location for this will definitely have me there in a heart beat.
Brunch is offered on Sundays at R250pp and you can gratify any of those post festive season cravings with the mouth watering selection on offer. From fluffy pancakes dowsed in syrup and butter to fresh sushi and oysters you can make this a monthly treat…okay maybe weekly.
You can rent one of the outside pool cabanas for an all day fee and lounge by the pool at this iconic hot spot.
If you can’t tear yourself away, then you can book into their ultra glam suits and enjoy all that this starry-eyed landmark has to offer.
Dark paint, gold trim, white ceilings and secretly hidden red touches finish off the rooms, suits and apartments with the same streak of worldly flair. Each room boasting a view of the Table Bay, means that no guest is left with a bad view…although is there a bad view in Cape Town?!
The Ritz is welcomed by locals who have missed the elegantly cultured Hot Spot and tourists can enjoy another world famous landmark that gives credit to its other sisters around the world.
With a power house team managing the recently launched Ritz I have no doubt that it will be my local weekend hang out.
For more information you can visit the website to find out more and book your stay.
Although I was invited as a media guest to preview the hotel and brunch selection, all the opinions are my own as well as the photographs, which were taken for the sole purpose of showcasing my experience for this blog post.