Newmark expands its portfolio into the Eastern Cape in South Africa
THE HISTORICAL DROSTDY HOTEL IN GRAAFF-REINET WILL RELAUNCH AS A FIVE STAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL ON 27 NOVEMBER 2014
Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges is delighted to have added the well-known Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa to their already impressive portfolio.
“We are extremely excited to include this remarkable hotel in our list of unique holiday options,” said Neil Markovitz, Managing Director of Newmark. “Together with four hotels in Cape Town, a renowned safari experience in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, as well as a beach hideaway in Mozambique, these are exciting times as we expand our expertise to include the Karoo and the Eastern Cape surroundings,” he continued.
This historic property, which opened as a hotel in 1878, was originally built by French architect Louis Thibault to serve as the magistrate’s office for the town. Today however it is known by many passing travellers en route to the Eastern or Western Cape. Newmark envisions that not only will the hotel’s development garner exposure for Graaff-Reinet as a tourism destination, but also grow the local economy in turn.
Renovations have already commenced to turn this gem of a property to its former glory as a 5* boutique hotel experience, with a grand opening scheduled for late November/early December 2014.
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Notes to Editor:
Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges was first established in 1972 as the Ambassador Group, with the Ambassador Hotel in Bantry Bay as its first establishment.
Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges manages, partially owns or represents luxury boutique hotels in the Western Cape including the Queen Victoria Hotel, Victoria & Alfred Hotel, La Splendida Hotel and Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa. Also within the portfolio are Motswari Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati Reserve and Coral Lodge 15.41 in Mozambique.
Three chic restaurants associated with the above Cape properties include OYO Restaurant & Cocktail Bar (Victoria & Alfred), Sótano (La Splendida) and Dash Restaurant & Bar (Queen Victoria).
Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges also manages 8 upmarket villas and penthouses across Cape Town.
Marvel Tours, 50% owned by Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges provides a convenient, safe and reliable transfer service to and from Cape Town International Airport. This service also offers assistance with arranging tours to any of the exciting local attractions such as shark cage diving, wine estate routes and cycle tours.
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