Contemporary and sleek are two words synonymous with the Westin Hotel, in Cape Town. The grand glass façade stands as the gateway to the V&A Waterfront, the widely recognised tourism mecca, and is adjacent to the CTICC. 483 expansive and modern rooms fill this hotel, and 6 different categories from the Deluxe Rooms to the Presidential Suite, offer a spoilt for choice feel. We were invited to see the new edition to luxury meets relaxation, their brand new and perfectly heated Harbour Deck Outdoor Pool. Complete with change rooms and poolside service, it’s a pristine deck setting for taking a dip and revelling in the African sun.
On arrival and entering the reception area, there was a slight buzz of activity. We know that things are run seamlessly at the Westin Hotel and after viewing their Check-In area, the evidence of a smooth registration process was clear. Emphasis is placed on service excellence and with all the welcome greets and broad smiles, it’s reminiscent of a home away from home.
The Westin Hotel Reception Area
WoW-The World of Wine
Taking a stroll, our senses were tickled with the colours of the Lobby Shop, featuring an impressive range of African curios, trinkets and gifts. And a little further along is the WoW. What’s in a name? In this case, everything. The WoW is the Westin’s World of Wine. Top class boutique wines stock the shelves and a range of services from keeping bottles chilled for guest picnics or lunches, pre-arranged wine tastings and conference gifting is available. The only thing left for you to do is sip and savour the wine.
The rooms at the Westin are essentially the showstoppers. All modern conveniences have been well catered for including complimentary wireless internet access and state-of-the-art communication technology. But what we had to see for ourselves was the all-white Westin Heavenly Bed®.
The Westin Heavenly Bed®
Introduced in 1999, it has won accolades as an industry-leading innovation. Sweet dreams are truly made of these. Designed with every detail in mind, from crisp 200 thread count sheets to the down duvets, plush pillows and custom pillow top mattresses, it is pure slumber indulgence. Add the all-encompassing views, warm colours of the decor and beautiful furnishings and it’s not hard to understand why The Westin Hotel is a preferred favourite.
We continued on our inspection and ended it on the 19th floor. This is where the Heavenly Spa by Westin is situated as well as their popular ON19 restaurant, which is open to the public. Heavenly seems an understatement when it comes to the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and waterbed features of the spa. It’s the proverbial oasis of treatments, pampering and solitude, using local and organic products.
Indoor Pool at the Heavenly Spa by Westin
Waterbeds at the Heavenly Spa by Westin
After meandering through the Spa, we were fortunate enough to then enjoy a sumptuous lunch. The chic ON19 restaurant is engulfed by views that are designed to leave you transfixed while you enjoy the bold flavours of their cuisine. The Westin Hotel Cape Town is much more than a hotel, it’s an experience.
In celebration of the holidays and travelling families, the Westin Hotel offers the Kids Club. From the moment you arrive, the kids will be given complimentary welcome bags full of treats and will be taken care of and entertained. This is one experience we would highly recommend and should you wish to make your stay in Cape Town a more remarkable one, contact us to secure your Westin Hotel experience.
Images Courtesy of The Westin Hotel Cape Town