Woodstock is now home to a new hotel, Stock Exchange which officially opened on the 1st of March.
Managed by Newmark Hotels, Residences, Reserves and Lodges, the hotel is located next to the WEX1 development – a mixed-use building which additionally comprises of residential units, restaurants, a swimming pool, a gym, an entertainment deck and retail outlets. The greater building (located on Albert Road opposite the Woodstock Exchange and in proximity to The Old Biscuit Mill) was designed by Vivid Architects and it was developed by esteemed property development company, Signatura in partnership with Indigo Properties.
The hotel comprises of thirty-three apartment-style rooms, namely Studios, Studio Deluxe units and two-bedroom apartments. The rooms have been split into three distinct themes: urban jungle, urban art and urban pattern, conceptualized, designed and implemented by Tracy Lee Lynch and her team at Studio Leelynch.
The greater interior design principle places much emphasis on the celebration of local talent and the formation of a genuine connection with the neighbourhood. As such, furniture and décor items in the Stock Exchange’s rooms are pinpointed on a “design map” of Woodstock, enabling guests to discover where locally made furniture, art and décor items in the rooms were crafted, painted and manufactured.
The property is ideally located close to a MyCiTi bus stop, bicycle lanes and a train station, allowing for easy access to Woodstock’s vibrant points of interest and Cape Town’s plethora of tourist attractions. Walking tours are available through reception, also allowing guests to discover the region.
Comments Neil Markovitz, MD of Newmark Hotels, Residences, Reserves & Lodges: “We’re thrilled with the outcome of Stock Exchange, following months of outstanding collaboration with world-class teams. The most rewarding element of any new hotel opening, as is the case with Stock Exchange, is knowing that guests are able to experience our vision for exceptional hospitality in tangible form.”