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Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel reopens after extensive renovation & expansion

Cloud 9's Heritage Classic Balcony.
One of Cloud 9's classic rooms with a balcony showcasing the architectural heritage.

Cloud 9, a luxury boutique hotel, and spa, situated in Cape Town’s trendy Tamboerskloof, has recently reopened its doors after an extensive six-month renovation and expansion.

Located at the foot of Table Mountain, Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel blends away in heritage and luxury with a touch of modern influence, surrounded by cocktail bars, eateries, and entertainment.

In addition of eight extra guest rooms with balconies, the renovation involved adding balconies to several of the existing rooms with a heated pool and an expanded sun deck.

The new rooftop restaurant, Mountain Club, is a double level restaurant with an upper deck which boasts a plunge pool for visitors and a bar with maximum ventilation offering a spectacular 360-degree view of the city and Table Mountain.

A venue ideal for cocktail functions, corporate events, social gatherings and relaxation, the plunge pool is perfect for a hot, summer afternoon and it is open to all outside guests with a minimum spend of only R200 per person. Other developments include the recently opened Deluxe Spa and Hair.

Etienne Hanekom of Etienne Hanekom Designs, the designer for the renovations of the spa, reception area, bar, and restaurant at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel says the inspiration for the bespoke look and feel was Cape Town and its surrounding nature.

For the reception area, we wanted to create a more local look & feel with vibrant colours from Bo-Kaap and illustrated scenes of the Atlantic seaboard by local artist Lucie de Moyencourt”. Hanekom describes the décor as “slightly eclectic with the use of colour accents from pinks & greens. “We tried to soften the spaces with plants that can breathe fresh air into the spaces.”

The hotel offers a carefully curated, artistic experience that showcases distinctive art throughout the foyer and fifty-five guest rooms. The main attraction of this luxe hotel is that it offers visitors a quintessentially South African experience by infusing art, history, and culture.

Gerd Weideman, of Gerd Weideman Architects, the lead architect whose footprint includes residential renovations in the Cape Town city bowl, developments along the Atlantic seaboard and hospitality projects in Europe.

The Cloud 9 hotel connects five beautiful heritage properties via a central reception and secluded courtyard. Facilities include a spa with three treatment rooms, an elevator, 24-hour reception, security, and guest parking. Guests can relax on the sun deck and enjoy a splash in the plunge pools while enjoying a cocktail on a warm summer’s day.