From when one walks into the Foyer area of the hotel, you can feel and see the uniqueness of the Hotel. There are small hints of South African Art everywhere to tantalize your senses.
Think about art in a hotel room - and you'll probably picture it on a canvas, right?? Well, not if you have booked into one of the six Protea Hotel Sea Point luxury "Art" suites that have been designed and decorated by selected South African artists, taking on the genre of each artist. It's a complete novelty for GUESTS who yearn for luxury with a bit of a twist - an absolute delight for both local and international travellers.
The Cape has many attractions for visitors, including the V & A Waterfront with its numerous boutiques, restaurants, cinemas and shops. The famous Table Mountain Cable Way and beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton are but a few minutes away.
Cultural attractions such as the Cape Town Botanical Gardens, Parliament Buildings, SA National Art Gallery and Planetarium can be found nearby. Stellenbosch and other Cape Wine Routes are a leisurely drive away.
For the tourist, Cape Town offers a variety of attractions, such as the Two Oceans Aquarium, Ratanga Junction Theme Park, numerous art and craft markets, the BMW Pavilion and Greenmarket Square, museums and theatres, Kirstenbosch and more.
The Protea Hotel Sea Point is situated between Main and Beach Roads in Sea Point, Cape Town. Minutes from the V&A Waterfront, 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 5 minutes from the CBD.
The hotel offers a shuttle service to and from the CBD area on a daily basis.
The Protea Hotel Sea Point offers 123 sumptuous rooms. Stylish and spacious, all rooms offer breathtaking views of either the ocean or mountains, with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and satellite TV.
Of course, the most talked about feature of the Hotel is the Art Luxury Suites. Let's go into them in a bit more detail ...
Abraham le Roux has worked his magic on one of the luxury suites, bringing his magical take on township life into the room with his special sculptures that have taken on the structure of the suite. His art has been further enhanced through the use of earthy colours with rich leather work and dark wood.
The Paul du Toit room is created in the very defined style of this renowned Cape Town artist. Using bold colours and lines, he has kept within the style that he is legendary for, creating works on the walls, above the bed, in the lounge and even using light-switches for inspiration.
Sophie Peters, from Khayelitsha, specializes in typical scenes and Township art and has created a collection of themes displayed in murals on the walls. Her artwork is vibrantly colourful - portraying the rainbow nation of South Africa.
In addition to this is the Selwyn Pekeur suite, whose works include colourful framed artwork with a variety of scenes ranging from dancing couples to a saxophone player.
The last two rooms that are under construction are the incredible Nomphopi Suite that will include a collection of Ndebele dolls. These beautiful handmade dolls are adorned in traditional Ndebele ladieswear, beautiful bright colours in beaded work, blankets and finished off with the traditional bangle around the neck and leg. The dolls will range from miniature in size to 1.2 metres tall. The other luxury suite is The Ndebele Suite which will incorporate seven artists, who have created twenty two Ndebele art panels. This unique African art originates in the Limpopo province and is the mastery of Ndebele ladies namely, Diahbill, Nomsa, Duduzile, Embrocia, Nadiandili, Thoko and Mahlangu.