Cape Town to welcome a new art-focused hub


In a matter of weeks, a new boutique property will open its doors on the only tree-lined pedestrian avenue in Cape Town. Opening in March of 2019, Gorgeous George is a 32-room property in walking distance to V&A Waterfront and the remarkable flat-topped Table Mountain, and it’s just a 10-minute drive to the world-renowned Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. After days spent exploring the vibrant cityscape, guests can retreat to the rooftop bar and pool, where visitors and locals come together for good food, music, and a lively atmosphere.

“We’d like the Gorgeous George to function as a living room for the neighborhood.”
Tobi Alter, Co-Owner

Rounding out the property’s cultural cred, the first-floor event and art space will offer visitors the opportunity to rub shoulders with the neighboring art galleries and niche museums. To encourage this symbiosis, the creators of Gorgeous George have filled it with works by celebrated South African artists and designers, from a four-meter hanging nest chair by Porky Hefer, to hand-painted Orobus murals and 16 original artworks by multimedia artist David Brits.

“We’d like the Gorgeous George to function as a living room for the neighborhood.” said Munich-based entrepreneur Tobi Alter, who co-owns the hotel with Capetonian Wessel Botes. In addition to striking artworks, Georgeous George features penny-tile bathroom floors, an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, and custom-designed pieces, all selected by the award-winning Johannesburg-based interior design wunderkind Tristan du Plessis, who created the property in conjunction with Urbane Citizen Architecture, led by the renowned German architect Klaus Neumann.

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018