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August 5, 2014updated Aug 07, 2014

Gracious Table Bay Continues Path to Perfection

By Zahra Al-Kateb

The multi-million rand refurbishment of Sun International’s luxury Table Bay at Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront continues, with the upgrade of its Atlantic Grill nearing completion. Over the past year R12.6-million has been spent on the refurbishment, with a further R8.6-million to be invested before the end of 2014.

“Perfection is a process, and we’re continually evolving to ensure that our promise of a discerning, world-class and authentically-South African experience is always delivered,” says Sherwin Banda, The Table Bay’s General Manager.

Recently, The Table Bay’s exterior was repainted at a cost of R3.5-million, carpets in guests’ rooms were replaced (R3-million), and the new Camissa Brasserie was opened (R4-million). Aligned to the hotel’s emphasis on optimizing energy efficiency, all the boilers throughout the property were replaced with energy efficient heat pumps at a cost of R1.5-million. Staff change rooms also received a R650 000 makeover.
Currently underway is the upgrade of the Atlantic Grill to the tune of R1-million, and the installation of new, energy saving LED TV screens and new TV cabinets in the guest rooms. Public spaces, including the lounge, reception, and corridors will be refreshed, with new carpets and furniture, over the coming months.

The upgrade of the hotel’s Atlantic Grill is one of the highlights of the current refurbishment programme. A spacious and tasteful space, The Atlantic has been lavishly furnished to create the perfect blend of old school, colonial charm and modern luxury. Previously used for breakfast and dinner, the Atlantic will serve breakfast only, from time to time, and will thereafter be available for private functions.
The beautifully-appointed interior flows seamlessly out onto the open patio with panoramic views across the working harbor, the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, making it perfect for private dinners, weddings, parties, cocktail functions, or conferences.

Taking the reins for dinner and lunch is the hotel’s Camissa Brasserie, which opened in December last year. Unpretentious, relaxed and warm, Camissa Brasserie is seamlessly linked with the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and overlooks the busy harbor. The menu reflects Executive Chef, Jocelyn Myers-Adams’ holistic approach to food, with a scrumptious array of locally-inspired dishes using the freshest ingredients.
Complementing the menu is a wine list that captures the very essence of the Cape and its Winelands regions. Camissa offers a gourmet experience that takes local flavour to a new level of excellence. Operating hours from 11h00 to 15h30 and 18h00 to 22h30 Monday to Sunday.

“Camissa Brasserie has created a platform for a more up-to-date style of eating at The Table Bay that invites both guests of the hotel and non-residents. While part of one of Cape Town’s premier five star hotels, Camissa is an authentic interpretation of a typical brasserie and remains true to its promise to make the art of real South African cuisine accessible to everyone,” says Banda.

The Table Bay is a world-leading hotel, boasting 311 five star luxury rooms, 18 suites, and a swimming pool, spa and fitness area. The hotel offers conference facilities for up to 300 guests, a Victorian-styled Pavilion for banquets and receptions, and the Ballroom for private functions.

(Source: Sun International)

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