Choos­ing to cut the pricey frills

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - CITY ESCAPES 9 -

HO­TELS like The Cap­i­tal Pearls are rein­vent­ing the way peo­ple travel.

“Not only is it 25% less ex­pen­sive, it of­fers more space,” said Marc Wachs­berger, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of The Cap­i­tal Apart­ments and Ho­tels.

Wachs­berger said the launch of Cap­i­tal Pearls was part of the ho­tel group’s na­tional ex­pan­sion.

“Apart­ment ho­tels are the best of both worlds. We of­fer all the ameni­ties of a ho­tel, but also in­clude a self-cater­ing com­po­nent in our rooms.

“We want to cre­ate a home­away-from-home feel­ing, es­pe­cially for trav­ellers who want to stay for ex­tended pe­ri­ods,” Wachs­berger said.

He said Cap­i­tal Apart­ments and Ho­tel had cut out the un­nec­es­sary frills, and al­lowed guests the abil­ity to choose their ex­pe­ri­ences.

So trav­ellers may not get a turn down ser­vice or slip­pers, but their rates will be much cheaper than nor­mal ho­tel rates.

Wachs­berger says that many leisure trav­ellers have vis­ited the ho­tel since its open­ing, and loved the con­cept.

“We had an in­cred­i­ble open­ing. The re­sponse was great and we will con­tinue to fol­low the trends that our clients want.

“We have an­other four months un­til our 32-storey build­ing is com­plete, but we are quite ex­cited to see what hap­pens next,” he said.

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