19 AUGUST 2019


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Article from BTNews 19 AUGUST 2019

Labotessa arrives in Cape Town

One of the oldest buildings in South Africa and a national heritage monument began a new life in Cape Town last week when it opened as a lifestyle boutique hotel called Labotessa.

A former church and with a design drawn on a history dating back to the 1700s combined with new world ideas, Labotessa offers seven accommodation options including one of Cape Town’s largest penthouses.

Situated in the heart of the city’s central business district and the only hotel on historic Church Square, Labotessa also features the city’s first non-high street exclusive fragrance outlet in Cape Town, and an outpost on the ground floor of a favourite local restaurant, Starling’s.

The seven-room property is owned and was designed by first-time hoteliers and childhood friends, Johan Du Plessis and Jan Fourie who said they were inspired by the opportunity to blend heritage and old-world elegance with a modern look.

The main accommodation, the 3,230sq ft three-bedroom Governor Suite, one of Cape Town’s largest penthouses, spans two floors while the six Signature Suites are accessible via private lift from the hotel’s mezzanine level and feature balconies and open-plan layouts. Every room also has views of Table Mountain.


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