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Gorgeous George

S Gorgeous George Cape Town South Africa
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  • Food & Drink

    Seasonal cuisine and rooftop bar

  • Spa & Recreation

    Pool, green oasis, and access to Ignite Gym nearby

  • Conference & Meetings

    1 meeting room

  • Architecture

    Urbane Citizen Architecture

  • Interior design

    Tristan du Plessis

  • The Originals

    Tobias Alter

  • Themes

    Art & Culture

  • Food & Drink

    Seasonal cuisine and rooftop bar

  • Spa & Recreation

    Pool, green oasis, and access to Ignite Gym nearby

  • Conference & Meetings

    1 meeting room

Uniting a stunning blend of 18th-century grandeur with the raw industrial edge of central Cape Town, Gorgeous George is a bold testament to both South African and international design.

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Architecture Urbane Citizen Architecture

Gorgeous George Design Details in Cape Town

Architecture Urbane Citizen Architecture

The hotel’s architects artfully repurposed two historical structures with a provocative industrial thread.

Urbane Citizen Architecture showcases the classical aesthetic of the two heritage structures through grand architraves, cornices, and oak floors, all of which are juxtaposed by sculptural concrete and steel beams. Incorporating some of the original flow of the two buildings, the architects were able to create spacious suites that organically utilize the structures’ existing windows.

Interior design Tristan du Plessis

Celebrating South African art and design, Tristan du Plessis has created a world that feels uniquely local.

Designer Tristan du Plessis has created a showcase for African aesthetics, which he then supports through a neutral-to-dark palette, as well as blues and whites that soften the industrial elements. Local designers are present throughout, with pieces by David Krynauw, Gregor Jenkin, Egg designs, and more, while works by internationally renowned South African artists, such as David Brits and Porky Hefer, abound.

Gorgeous George Design in Cape Town

The Originals Tobias Alter

“Attracting locals is a priority for me, as ultimately I want to give guests the chance to have an authentic experience.”

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Food & Drink Modern classic

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Food & Drink Modern classic

Offering a fresh take on modern classics using only the best ingredients Cape Town has to offer...

each dish at the hotel is carefully considered and infused with chef Guy Bennett’s knowledge and passion for food. The rooftop, meanwhile, with its welcoming terrace and pool, is a green oasis where one is surrounded by the sounds of the city.

Art & Culture Street cred

Each room is finished with a touch of inner-city howzit thanks to a hand-painted wall art by David Brits.

Brits is an interdisciplinary, multimedium artist based in Cape Town whose work spans printmaking, drawing, and video. The artist is well-known for the large public sculptures dotting his native city.

Gorgeous George Theme Box 1

Transport yourself to magic hour on the Gorgeous George rooftop with this Balearic playlist by the hotel's resident DJs.

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Get an inspiring take on life in South Africa’s creative hub from Travel Colours Guide—Cape Town. Packed with more than 130 beautiful photographs; insider tips on the best places to eat, shop, drink, and explore; and a special section on the Cape Winelands and Paternoster; this is the perfect companion for your next trip to Cape Town.

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This hotel is featured in New Perspectives: The Design Hotels Book Edition 2020.

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Design Diaries Tristan Du Plessis


The Design Diaries — Tristan du Plessis

In the second installment of our series, we present the rising South African interior designer Tristan du Plessis, who is making waves around the world for his sultry masculine hospitality spaces.

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Africa / Middle East
South Africa
Cape Town

Gorgeous George
118 St Georges Mall
Cape Town 8001
South Africa

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