Areas and Places

Flyt launches new hospitality group, WINK Aparthotels

A render of the front view of Eaton Square in Diep River, Cape Town.
A render of the front view of Eaton Square in Diep River, Cape Town.

With South Africa downgrading to Level 1, the hospitality industry has asked how the national lockdown has affected the hotel landscape, its offering and how this sector will recover? What does the future hold? Local tourism is likely to drive this recovery until our international borders reopen but what does this mean in terms of accommodation?

This downtime has allowed for the hospitality industry to rethink and to reinvent. With deliberation and careful considerations, the sector has rallied and risen from the ashes despite the odds. Ready to open their doors again, hospitality businesses across the country will offer the excellent service and facilities that have become synonymous on a global scale.

Enter WINK Aparthotels – a new, exciting hospitality group launched by Flyt Property Investment who have pooled their existing property portfolio into a hospitality offering that ticks all of the boxes in terms of innovation, functionality, affordability and accessibility, perfectly positioned to offer short and long-term accommodation solutions in Cape Town.

Pre-Covid we already saw a turn towards aparthotels, self-catering apartments and Airbnb type accommodation – more and more people are opting for aparthotels versus full-service hotels as they prefer that home-away-from-home atmosphere which allows them more flexibility, privacy and/or a fully-serviced option” commented Zane de Decker, MD of Flyt Property Investments.

WINK Foreshore and WINK Eaton Square in Diep River both feature fully furnished self-catering apartments and studios with kitchens and kitchenettes for short and long-term stay rentals. A meal delivery service is available to guests and tenants as well as a daily or weekly cleaning service in line with National Health and Safety requirements. There is fast, stable Wi-Fi connectivity and on-site facilities which include a concierge and common areas with the newly launched WINK Café that is open throughout the day.

Head of Hospitality, Lauren Barnard says that they have created a bespoke, contemporary accommodation solution that caters for domestic and international business and leisure travellers, digital nomads, and migrant workers: “There is something for everyone”.

Plans are afoot to add another aparthotel in Stellenbosch to their portfolio within the year.