Work-life balance is becoming increasingly important. Business travellers are actively seeking more satisfaction from their professional lives, often extending business trips to include leisure activities. The contemporary Century City Hotel has been considered with exactly this in mind; from the chic bedroom design to extraordinary dining and quirky signature cocktails. Together, the management and design teams have created a trademark style that blurs the line between home and office, offering a sophisticated experience from the minute a guest checks in.
The concept of the Century City Hotel has been pioneered by a seasoned team of hospitality experts, who embraced the opportunity to create a truly unique offering for guests. As an independently owned and managed hotel, the team are able to be flexible and offer a personalised service. The hotel offers an inspiring yet functional space, expertly designed to facilitate everything from business meetings to simply taking time out. Stylish lounge pockets, modern dining areas, practical work spaces and a luxurious veranda makes Century City Hotel a destination for any occasion.
Easy access to the Century City Conference Centre allows business travellers to make use of the meeting rooms and business lounge facilities. The hotel boasts a 200 Mbpsfibre connection, with unlimited WIFI access for hotel guests.
“Globally, the travel and leisure business simply has had to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of consumer-driven demands. We consider ourselves “destination marketers” that create moments of significance in unexpected places.” comment joint CEO’s, Gary Koetser and Glyn Taylor.
Travellers are encouraged to consider their time at the hotel as a ‘home away from home’. The 125 superior rooms and deluxe suites are flexible and can sleep up to two people per room. There is also the option of interconnecting rooms, which cater perfectly to families. For those who prefer to have a night in, there are twenty premium television channels to choose from, and the in-room take out is beautifully packaged as a deli delivery from the Square Cafe & Wine Bar. For the coffee-lovers, there are self-serve coffee stations strategically placed throughout the premises for bottomless coffee at no additional cost (hotel guests only).
The Square Cafe & Wine Bar, which is on the hotel premises and spills out onto the bustling Century City Square, offers relaxed dining from a choice of delicious meals from the a-la-carte menu, as well as home-style dishes from the Harvest Table which works on a “weigh-and-pay” system. There are also gorgeous deli items such as fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches and confectioneries for sale for those on-the-go. Designer details such as custom-made furniture, black subway tiles and colourful Le Creuset crockery make this a refreshing new dining destination.
The Century City Conference Centre and Hotel forms part of a mixed-use development situated around the Square – forming the centre of Century City’s new hospitality and commerce hub. The hotel looks onto the Square, which boasts a diverse offering of carefully selected restaurants and coffee shops. This open-air setting, complete with the canal that meanders through the precinct, serves as the ideal location for live outdoor concerts, markets and gatherings.
Century City is ideally situated between the renowned winelands and picturesque beaches of the Western Cape. The location offers a myriad of leisure options, all within walking distance from the hotel. For those looking for a spot of retail therapy, Canal Walk – one of Africa’s largest shopping centres – is just around the corner. There are also a number of attractions that are sure to appeal to the health-conscious traveller, such as a choice of walking, cycling and running trails set in a picturesque, safe and secure environment. There is also a 4000m² state-of-the-art Virgin Active gym locatedopposite the hotel.
The Western Cape is seen as one of the World’s leading leisure destinations, with Century City pegged as the ideal eco-tourist destination. Century City is at the forefront of sustainable development aimed at reducing the area’s carbon footprint. The Century City Square development itself is registered with the Green Building Council of South Africa for a Green Star mixed use rating. Century City is home to Intaka Island, 16ha of wetland conservation. The ecologically sensitive pans and reconstructed wetlands help filter the water of the surrounding canals. The world-class Century City Hotel is committed to sustainable practices throughout the business and strives to minimalise the impact of daily operations on the environment.