The Winchester is back

The Winchester, formerly known as Winchester Mansions, in Sea Point, reopened last Thursday. The 99-year-old building was transformed into a hotel in 1958 and after a R90 million overhaul is ready to receive tourists.

The Winchester Hotel in Sea Point is open for business.

The hotel has been renovated several times and according to Neil Markovitz; CEO of Newmark Hotels, who will manage the hotel, the restoration combines the contemporary with the historic remnants.

“The makeover of The Winchester commenced with a functional upgrade of the hotel’s entire plumbing system, with all of the bathrooms throughout the building being completely rebuilt, as well as an exciting renewal of all the common areas and reception rooms, and a revitalisation of the magnificent and iconic courtyard with its beautiful foliage,” said Mr Markovitz.

“This signature and iconic establishment portrays the rich history of Sea Point and Cape Town as a destination of choice and we look forward to being the custodians of The Winchester’s long and promising future.”