A Cape Dutch manor house on a green estate that borders the Liesbeek River will open its doors as Protea Hotel Mowbray on 1 February – the first Protea Hotel to be situated in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.
The hotel’s 70 rooms and suites are spread through the manor house and the adjacent thatched building that used to serve as the manor’s barn, but now houses six luxury loft suites.
Protea Hotel Mowbray’s main target markets will be corporate travellers, the MICE industry, domestic leisure travellers with a particular focus on families, and the sports groups that use the many surrounding fields and clubs.
The hotel will comprise 46 standard studio rooms (20 with twin beds and 26 with king-size beds), 12 one-bedroom suites with lounges and the option of king-size or twin beds, six two-bedroom suites with lounges and the option of king-size or twin beds, and six barn lofts with lounges on the ground level and queen-size beds on the mezzanine level.
There’s also a comfortable, period-sensitive lounge in which to socialise or hold meetings, as well as have breakfast, and a swimming pool.
The current manor house dates back to approximately 1880.