It has been a good year for One&Only Cape Town as this urban resort celebrates five years since its opening. Recently awarded “Best Hotel in Africa” by Condé Nast Traveler, the year is culminating for this destination hotel with a refurbishment of the Vista Bar & Lounge.
The soft refurbishment which is currently in progress, will see a new décor approach with an emphasis on colours echoing the resort’s location.
The current earthy tones will make way for rich greys, moody blues and splashes of green. Embellishment will add richness with large armchairs getting striking contrasting back fabric patterns, back handles and nickel and stud detail.
Overall, the look will be more contemporary, yet no less inviting. Richly textured materials and luxurious velvets will be used to create a sense of warm opulence. The Vista Bar area will also get an update with bar stools covered in a sexy textured silver fabric.
Both guests staying at the resort and locals can enjoy everything this striking space has to offer, which provides a seamless flow from morning, noon ’til night.
The introduction of a local loose leaf tea menu in the mornings will make it the perfect spot for an informal meeting or a place to recharge after the next round of shopping and sightseeing. While afternoons see the famous One&Only afternoon tea in all its glory with sumptuous cakes, delectable savouries and delicate home-made sweet treats such as marshmallows, meringues and macaroons vying for everyone’s attention – from young to old.
Not only is afternoon tea the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, but the space is also inviting enough so that anyone can pop in for a bite and some refreshment at leisure.
During the evenings, the ambience at Vista Bar & Lounge will become more sultry and seductive with live atmospheric music on selected evenings and a fabulous host of cocktails, from classic creations to new inventive beverages.
The new-look Vista Bar & Lounge is expected to be complete in the first week of December.