Full Sen­sory Bliss

SLOW Magazine - - Contents - Text: Maretha Lubbe Im­ages © Taj Cape Town

Af­ter a lov­ing restora­tion of the old South African Re­serve Bank, Taj Cape Town is noth­ing short of iconic. Taj Cape Town is one of 98 ho­tels in the Taj Group, and Cape Town is one of the most pop­u­lar of their 61 global lo­ca­tions. Taj Cape Town, true to its name, strives to cel­e­brate In­dian cul­ture through its dé­cor and in­flu­ences, with­out for­get­ting to add a healthy dose of lux­ury. Like ev­ery­thing else about this ho­tel, the use of cul­ture is taste­fully done – the orig­i­nal ar­chi­tec­ture of the Re­serve Bank was kept; the lobby area still dis­plays the orig­i­nal clock and the now an­tique chan­de­lier.

When you en­ter one of the stun­ning rooms at Taj Cape Town, a sense of com­fort will wash over you – like be­ing at home. With per­son­alised wel­come mes­sages on the TV and a small treat, it is dif­fi­cult not to set­tle in straight away. With an im­mensely soft and comfy bed, the sheets will al­most call your name – beck­on­ing you to lie back into sheer cosi­ness.

Life can be stress­ful some­times and the best way to re­lax is to visit the Jiva Grande Spa. In keep­ing with the In­dian theme, the spa draws on the life­style and cul­ture of the Ma­hara­jahs of an­cient In­dia and, along with 6,000-year-old well­ness philoso­phies, aims to align your body, mind and soul. At Jiva, they work with the no­tion of ‘the guest is God’, or Atithi Devo Bhava, and start any treat­ment with the cer­e­mo­nial wash­ing of your feet. The aro­mather­apy full-body mas­sage will leave you feel­ing like you have found ab­so­lute peace, and you’ll never want to leave.

Taj Cape Town can of­fer guests a mul­ti­tude of din­ing op­tions – all of which are de­li­cious, and in­clude a cigar lounge, an art gallery which of­fers wine tast­ings and, var­i­ous pair­ing op­tions at the on­site restau­rants. Mint Restau­rant of­fers a ca­sual all-day-din­ing multi-cui­sine ex­pe­ri­ence. Bom­bay Brasserie of­fers guests the chance to sam­ple au­then­tic but fine-din­ing In­dian cui­sine. Fi­nally, The Twankey Bar is the per­fect place for a drink. It’s rem­i­nis­cent of an old speakeasy and of­fers sen­sory so­phis­ti­ca­tion with their in­ter­ac­tive and cre­ative cock­tails. Each din­ing op­tion of­fers guests some­thing unique and mem­o­rable.

Lo­cated only 400 me­tres from Green Mar­ket Square and a stone’s throw away from the Houses of Par­lia­ment, Taj Cape Town is the ideal ho­tel to visit for busi­ness, as well as en­joy­ment. Be­ing in the heart of the Mother City is never be a bad thing. The ho­tel has on­site con­fer­ence rooms avail­able if you’re look­ing for a stylish con­fer­ence venue.

Whether you come alone, as a cou­ple, or with the fam­ily, Taj Cape Town will pri­ori­tise your needs and make you feel spe­cial from the sec­ond you cross the thresh­old to the mo­ment you check-out.

Af­ter a long day of walk­ing the streets of Cape Town, your room at Taj Cape Town will help you re­lax and recharge your bat­ter­ies. Stay­ing at Taj Cape Town is like hav­ing your own sliver of tran­quil­lity in one of the busiest cities in the coun­try. Taj Cape Town is bound to ex­cite your body, mind and soul.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.taj.tajho­tels.com.

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