On 29 May 2023, Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch will break ground on an ambitious construction project that will add two new conference venues and a new executive suite to their existing conference offering.
There are already several compelling reasons why Cape Town is the #1 Convention City in Africa and why the Winelands, in particular, draws thousands of conference delegates every year, surrounded as it is by picturesque vineyards, rich heritage, gourmet cuisine and majestic mountains all within an hour’s drive from Cape Town city center. Now, there is one more.
“When our new additional conference areas are complete,” General Manager, Deleur Stander, reported, “we will have a total of 1500m2 of conference and exhibition space, making us the largest conference and exhibition facility in the Winelands … and this excludes our public spaces.”
The hotel currently offers 7 conference venues, 4 executive suites and 176 apartment style rooms. With the completion of this project in September, there will be an additional 450m2 of meeting and exhibition space, an additional executive suite, bringing the total number of suites to 5, as well as beautiful new bathroom facilities. All of this will be undertaken by Isipani Construction, headquartered in Paarl.
At the same time, the Cultivar Restaurant is being refreshed, redesigned, and refurbished.
In addition, Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch, continues to pursue its Earth- friendly policy through the installation of 489 solar panels on the extended roof and carports, generating 322kw of energy which represents a saving of 341 metric tons of CO2 annually. The solar project will be undertaken by Viridis Ipsum Green Technologies.
During the construction period, the conference facilities at Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch will be closed, but rooms and Die Wingerd restaurant will largely operate as usual.