Tsogo Sun’s Sunsquare & StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl Hotels
This 20-storey dual brand landmark development comprises a 200-bedroom SunSquare and 300-bedroom StayEasy hotel in Cape Town’s Central Business District. Taking advantage of the spectacular views of Table Mountain and local landmarks, rooftop facilities include a swimming pool, gym, lounge bar and terrace. At ground level, retail units and a restaurant and bar create an active street frontage. The development included the restoration of the historic Tothill’s building next door, reinstating original Victorian features and transforming it into retail space. Sustainability was key, with passive design principles adopted where possible. The building massing was designed to maintain the natural light reaching adjacent streets while providing natural shading in summer, which supports the surrounding trees and sustains the city’s biodiversity. The bulk of the development is newbuild, creating a landmark tower which subtly differentiates the two hotel brands in its distinctive multi-layered profile with ceramic clad elevations.
Green Willow Properties
Credit: Tsogo Sun