Century City Conference Centre and Hotel: An innovative hospitality & commerce hub

Situated in Cape Town, the independently owned and managed Century City Conference Centre (CCCC) and Hotel offers a unique hotel and conference centre experience. Both establishments seamlessly balance the work-life demands of guests, in the heart of the growing hospitality and commercial hub of Century City.

Seasoned hospitality mavens Glyn Taylor and Gary Koetser, are the joint CEOs of CCCC & Hotel, a mixed-used development created by the RABIE Property Group. The CEOs sought to bring innovation to the rapidly changing global landscape of consumer-driven travel and leisure offerings. “We consider ourselves ‘destination marketers’ who create moments of significance in unexpected places,” they say.

The five-storey hotel is directly across the Conference Centre and offers 125 superior rooms, including interconnecting rooms for families and deluxe suites with functional, minimalistic furnishings designed by Beth Murray of Origin Interiors. It’s a modern, work-friendly space for the mobile businessperson as well as a place of relaxation for locals and world travellers.

Communal spaces such as the trendy Square Cafe & Wine Bar will transport you to any major city in the world. Enjoy a craft gin-tasting experience with friends or colleagues that will turn the classic G&T on its head or book an intimate gourmet wine-and-food pairing dinner, held for small groups in their beautiful cellar. Local wines are showcased and you can learn of their origins for a fraction of what you’d usually pay. The restaurant has an impressive menu, with traditional as well as unusual flavours such as the irresistible popcorn chicken. The attention to detail is impressive, right down to hotel guests having access to bottomless coffee throughout their stay, for speed and convenience.

The Conference Centre was built with an in-depth understanding of what modern-day conferences require, following Taylor and Koetser’s extensive global research. It can host up to 1 900 delegates across all the venues, with one of the venues having the capacity to host 1200 delegates. Expect on-site catering services, accessible parking, branding-friendly spaces, superior audio services and cleverly thought-out meeting nooks.

“Companies are showing significant interest not only because the venue is able to host a large number of delegates under one roof but because companies can brand the entire facility while exhibiting to their specific target market,” says Koetser.

“It’s encouraging to see that the Western Cape is clearly not seen only as one of the world’s leading leisure destinations, but as a forerunner for business travel globally.” Taylor adds. “We believe the CCCC is a great new asset to the hospitality industry and a perfect opportunity to increase the number of business travellers to South Africa and Cape Town.”

The CCCC is a key development in promoting business travel to the Western Cape, and celebrates the energy of collaboration while providing employment to local communities as well as upskilling employees. Situated in an area that is home to Intaka Island, 16 hectares of wetland conservation, Century City Hotel makes use of eco-friendly, sustainable practices that minimise the operation’s impact on the environment.

Rates:

A weekend rate including breakfast, parking and uncapped Wi-fi for two adults in a Superior Room starts from about R1 700 a day. Visit the website here for more.

Getting there:

Century City is a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. You also have the option of requesting the hotel’s pick-up service.

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