If you’re a Bree Street regular then you have no doubt been watching the developments of Tsogo Sun’s new dual-brand 19-storey hotel quite closely. The highly anticipated hotel takes the place of the once old and dingey Tulip Hotel and is a chic new addition to the inner-city skyline. Incorporating two economy hotels, the R700-million development offers visitors affordable luxury accommodation in the Cape Town City Bowl while also giving locals plenty to experience in the form of restaurants and a rooftop bar.
This exciting new development is now home to the SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl hotel (with 202 bedrooms) and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl hotel (with 302 bedrooms). Located on the corners of Bree, Strand, and Buitengracht, the hotels offer guests convenient access a vibrant restaurant district, Table Mountain Cable Way, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Stadium, and the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
As for the locals they can delight in the SunSquare hotel’s Rooftop Bar and pool – set on the 14th floor of the hotel, this spot boasts a spectacular vista of almost 300 degree panoramic views that include the harbour, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Table Mountain, and the stadium. It really is a site to be seen during the day as well as at night when the city lights up in all its glory. The hotel also offers retail space; a fitness centre; and a trendy Vigour & Verve casual dining offering.
As for the food – it’s all about keeping it local at the SunSquare City Bowl restaurant, Vigour & Verve. While this popular restaurant can be found at Tsogo Sun’s around the country, a special section has been developed especially for the new SunSquare City Bowl restaurant.
Guests will get the chance to sample authentic specialities from the region including Uitpak Slaai (with layered salad, bacon, cheese, and soft egg), Pickled Fish served with mosbolletjie bread); Traditional Cape Malay Lamb Bobotie, Wood-fired Peri-peri Chicken featuring Portuguese and African flavours; classic Fish & Chips; Lamb Shank, and Pan-fried Line Fish (from the Sustainable Seafood green list).
For more information, visit the Tsogo Sun website.