When New Doors Open: Hybrid Hotels & Leisure Travel

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Africa’s first hybrid hotel opens in Cape Town and a Bloemfontein hotel offers value for the business and leisure traveller.

Premier Splendid Inn Hotel

Bloemfontein, South Africa

The first phase of this three-star hotel is ideally located for the business and leisure traveller. Situated in Zastron Street close to historical landmarks it is within walking distance from the main government buildings, Mimosa Mall, City Hall and local municipal offices.

In addition, it is close to all the major tourist attractions and the province’s rugby stadium.

Formerly the old Stanville Inn Hotel site location, the property has undergone major renovations to include an extension of a new hotel wing, five floors and a state-of-the-art conference facility that will offer modern accommodation and meeting standards to meet all the demands of the growing city.

Curiocity

Curiocity

Cape Town, South Africa

Touted as the first hybrid hotel in Africa, this property merges a hostel and hotel. It offers luxury private rooms alongside shared suites designed to cater to the modern traveller, whether travelling solo or in a group.

Set in a modernist three-storey building in the heart of the city’s Green Point neighbourhood, it comes with shared social spaces, including an onsite café-restaurant, pool and indoor and outdoor lounge spaces, where like-minded travellers (and locals) can connect.

Curiocity, Bheki Dube explains, “Our spaces allow travellers of all ages and demographics to better connect to the city they’re visiting. At all of our sites, we offer tours and experiences that are unique to each destination, allowing guests to go beyond the typical tourist traps and really get under the city’s skin.”

Premium suites come complete with comfy king-size beds, private bathroom, lounge and kitchenette, smart TVs and air-conditioning.

There’s also a private balcony and drinks trolley so guests can relax with a cocktail and soak up the scenic views after a busy day exploring the city.

The shared suites can sleep six, eight or 12 people and come with en suite bathrooms, kitchenettes, lounge areas and private outdoor balconies.

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