New hotel to open in Cape Town’s Foreshore

The Onyx, a new hotel managed by Newmark Hotels, Residences, Reserves & Lodges, is set to open on December 1.

“The hotel forms part of a mixed-use building in Cape Town’s Foreshore, on Heerengracht, directly opposite the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC),” says Neil Markovitz, managing director of Newmark Hotels, Residences, Reserves & Lodges.

The former Nedbank building has been transformed under the guidance of one of Cape Town’s leading architects, Robert Silke, together with luxury property development company, Signatura. Its exteriors feature captivating curves and white aluminium-clad balconies, contrasted with slick black surfaces which reflect the building’s name.

The hotel comprises 102 apartment-style hotel rooms, including studios, deluxe studios, one-bedroom apartments, deluxe one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, with interiors styled by interior decorator, Francois du Plessis. Each studio and apartment will have a kitchenette with appliances by leading brands.

Also in the building, new restaurant MRKT is also set to open on December 1, and will serve a selection of breakfast and lunch items. MRKT will also comprise a barista station, a bakery and deli section, and will be open to the public. An Asian-style restaurant and sake bar will open in the first quarter of 2019.

The fourth floor features a bar, a lounge and relaxation area, gym facilities, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool with views of Cape Town and Table Mountain, and a spa managed by Sanctuary Signature Spas.