South Africa, Cape Town, Tuesday, 23 November 2021; THE five-star living trend is on the rise. Ever ahead of the luxury accommodation curve, NEWMARK, the established hospitality company representing blue chip hotels, residences, reserves and lodges in Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and Central Europe, is nearing completion of a new apex residential meets local design hotel development.  Situated on Cape Town’s emerging Foreshore, the new urban oasis  known as The Rockefeller unifies status properties in the hospitality sector with residential city living.

No-one relishes checking out of a luxury hotel. The ritzy conveniences, creature comforts and extravagances are inevitably hard to walk away from once the dreaded check-out hour has dawned, signalling the end of your top notch staycation. But good news, now you can stay, forever. With The Rockefeller, NEWMARK has flawlessly integrated luxe hotelling with private residential living and the resultant offering is flush with upscale amenities and exclusive aspects that satisfy the needs of both residents and hotel guests be it for long or short stays, locals or travellers, business or pleasure.

The Rockefeller’s ground floor is resplendent in black and gold. The glamorous reception and concierge desks are manned 24/7 and bolstered by all-day and night dining options created by master  restaurateur Michael Townsend. It’s an edgy indoor micro-neighbourhood of stylish seating clusters lushly bedecked with indoor plants and floor-to-ceiling glass windows to one side that allows natural light to flood in. Up one flight on the Mezzanine you’ll find a co-working hub, a portal to productivity managed by Ideas Cartel that has long dominated the remote-working milieu.

The Rockefeller boasts 393 hotel suites and apartments that can be booked, bought or leased, located from the 1st to the 18th floors, the latter opening onto the rooftop studio bar and dipping pool, designed by Tristan du Plessis, that will be under cover come winter guaranteeing year-round enjoyment. Sweeping views from there and from every window on the property are the payoff, showcasing glorious vistas across Table Bay, the city centre, Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. Higher apartments grant a lofty perspective over the metamorphosis that is underway across this lively precinct that hugs the harbour and that once housed mostly unsightly car dealerships and the like.

Source Interior Brand Architecture is the principal on The Rockefeller project, with Henro Goosen, project lead designer, at the helm.  Targeting conscious businesses, the company scouts the best African design, curating and delivering a handsome and exceptional end product.  The collective consists of young designers, tech wizards and maverick  innovators brimming with bold ideas. Unhindered by a signature style, these free thinkers have shaped every space throughout The Rockefeller with flair and a clear, unique identity. Each apartment showcases the finest finishes, furniture and décor embellishments, a sumptuous representation of deluxe living underpinned by timeless minimalism.

From bedrooms with extra length king size beds and walnut headboards, to plush Gonzenhauser carpets and high end upholstery fabrics, to engineered stone kitchen counter tops, premium joinery and polished chrome bathroom fittings, the attention to detail is supreme and no expense has been spared in the execution. Palettes have been developed in close consultation with Newmark to complement the aesthetic thread, and all apartments are fitted out in custom furniture developed by local designers and built by master craftsmen. Stellar artworks supplied by Gavin Goodman and Chris De Wet adorn the walls and there are numerous objét throughout by Anthony Shapiro and Rialheim.

The Rockefeller is a destination, a multi-layered experience set to thrill all who cross the threshold. It’s time to check-in, stay the day, spend the night or move in permanently. The choice is yours.

Don’t miss out on the Rockefeller’s opening special! Dinner, Bed & Breakfast from R1 450.00 per room, per night. Valid until 31 January 2022 (excludes 20 December 2021 – 05 January 2022).

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About NEWMARK Hotels, Reserves, Lodges and Residences

With a heritage spanning two dynamic decades, NEWMARK Hotels, Reserves, Lodges & Residences provides extensive experience in managing prestigious and distinctive properties matched by its passion to assist owners realise their business goals. This is made possible by a highly focused, motivated and skilled executive team, led by industry visionary, Neil Markovitz. The team’s collaborative proficiency enables the company to offer a comprehensive range of hospitality management services, specially tailored to suit each property. Newmark’s forté lies in identifying the unique attributes of each property and bringing these to the marketplace’s attention through a bespoke, tailor-made model.  This dynamic company’s singular approach, which involves first establishing solid infrastructure before pursuing other goals, has driven its success.

The company’s portfolio includes a curated collection of hotels, reserves, lodges and residences in South Africa, East Africa, Mauritius and most recently has gained a foothold in Central Europe through the acquisition of a collection of boutique hotels in Portugal. NEWMARK’s portfolio includes Cape Town signature addresses such as the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, the deluxe Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa, the five-star Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House and the Onyx Boutique Hotel on the city’s Foreshore. Further into South Africa’s interior, the collection includes the Eastern Cape’s historic Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet as well as the nearby legendary Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve. Motswari Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and the Nkomazi Private Game Reserve in Mpumalanga complete the lodge and reserve collection. NEWMARK recently cemented a presence in South Africa’s financial capital, Johannesburg, with the launch of The Catalyst Hotel situated in Sandton.

NEWMARK has most recently opened The Winchester Hotel on Cape Town’s sunset strip; Beach Road.

Beyond South Africa’s borders, NEWMARK represents and manages the boutique hotels of La Maison d’Été in Mauritius and Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge. The company also represents a collection of luxury hotels in Portugal within the UNLOCK hospitality brand.

Current new projects include the much anticipated Blue Amber property development on an ideallic tranche of Zanzibar’s sunwashed coastline that encompasses the beach chic Shirazi Resort & Villas; opening early 2023.

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