Marc Wachsberger identifies growth opportunity with brand new R205m The Capital Mbombela hotel

The brand new R205 million hotel, The Capital Mbombela, has opened its doors.

Situated in the Lowveld, the hotel offers guests a variety of rooms, apartments, and a penthouse for both business and leisure travellers with cutting-edge conferencing facilities.

Marc Wachsberger, MD of The Capital Hotels and Apartments group, says his team identified a need for a sophisticated, luxury destination in Mbombela to cater to both local businesspeople, business travellers, leisure seekers, and the surrounding community.

We have designed and built this hotel with a focus on modern and open design, providing Mbombela and surrounds with the perfect environment to mix and mingle in style, after deals have been negotiated and closed.”

The hotel has been cleverly designed so that guests can choose an apartment or even the penthouse, benefitting from the luxury of sophisticated hotel living and the convenience of top-end house amenities which include a well-appointed kitchen, dining area, and comfortable lounge as well as the world-class elevATE Restaurant and Bar.

With one of the largest conferencing facilities in the city, guests attending work events at the hotel have a choice of workspaces with a workstation included in each room. In addition to several other venues throughout the hotel, guests benefit from complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi.

The hotel offers 24-hour controlled security access for guests’ safety and privacy, with The Capital Hotels and Apartments’ trendsetting Covid-19 protocols in place across the property, including digital room service orders and payment, and a 15% discount for those providing proof of vaccination.

Other hotel groups closed their properties over the last eighteen months, but we identified Mbombela as a growth opportunity for our group, and for the hospitality sector as a whole,” Wachsberger explains. “We saw growing demand for our apartment-style offering and accelerated our plans to build this hotel in the city, with investment from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Cube Capital. We’re excited for what the future holds for the group, and for Mbombela.”

Ninety-five percent of the new hotel’s 125 staff complement are locals, with the hotel group’s focus on staff growth and development positioning them for a promising career in the group, and in the hospitality industry.