With a continual set of refurbishments since 2017, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel has transformed into a centre-point of pure entertainment just in time for the 2019 December holidays.
“We’ve been hard at work creating a space where every detail has been carefully chosen to capture the feel of Cape Town,” says Chris Godenir, The Peninsula’s General Manager. “The main food and beverage areas, including the pool, have been thoughtfully redesigned, not just for hotel guests, but for casual, drop-in visitors seeking something fresh and new. The result is a dynamic hub brimming with all sorts of hidden nooks and vibey spots to do what we Capetonians do best: chill-out and celebrate all the good things in life,” he adds.
Sunset Restaurant & Terrace
Located on the lower level, the recently refurbished Sunset Restaurant & Terrace is very much the crown jewel in The Peninsula’s eclectic crown.
“Breezy and romantic, this is a space that strikes the right balance for bespoke events, from champagne breakfasts and alfresco dining to those signature Cape Town cocktail evenings,” explains Godenir.
“The outdoor seating area reaches also out to the terrace, aptly called the Sunset Terrace, a sophisticated look-out spot offering wooden banquettes for larger groups and comfy ottomans for casual perchers.”
Bookings are still open for the Christmas Lunch Buffet held here on 25 December. This includes a complimentary drink, hats, crackers and live music.
The Faces Bar & Lounge
Also located poolside is The Faces Bar & Lounge where visitors can rally a few friends for an after-work catch up, or even set up a casual business meeting.
“It hits the sweet spot for those wanting to kick back and embrace the ambience of the city, with bartenders who will recall you by name, and weekly events high on the agenda,” says Godenir.
The Faces Bar & Lounge concept represents all that is good in Cape Town, with a bounty of locally-sourced craft beers and Cape brandies on offer. The stand-out offering is the collection of Woodstock Gin Company craft gins which hotel guests and visitors can personally select from the Gin Trolley.
“The team has worked hard to ensure that local products take preference at all our restaurants and bars,” he adds.
If you thought the value-adds at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel ended there, you’re in for one more treat with Strolla Bar & Restaurant.
“Located adjacent to the hotel, this well-loved establishment has long been a fond favourite for Capetonians and out-of-town visitors to the Mother City,” explains Godenir.
“Anyone who walks through the doors of the hotel is more than welcome to pop down to Strolla, be it for quick Bootlegger coffee to go, or a last-minute lunch with friends or and family. There are even kids’ play facilities available to keep the little ones enthralled while the grown-ups work their way through the menu.”
This venue maintains a separate brand and identity from The Peninsula, offering a dedicated Sushi Bar and the Tanqueray Gin Bar – just the place to fill the glass before sitting down to a simple, yet sophisticated meal in elegant and comfortable seaside surrounds.
The Sunset Sessions currently run on Fridays from 6 pm – 9 pm, with the Tanqueray Gin & Sushi Sundays taking place on Sundays from 4 pm – 7 pm.
The Hunters Dry Summer Set Pool Party Saturday kicks off on 4 January 2020 from 3 pm-11 pm and includes a DJ line up.