Who would have ever imagined that an office block could be turned into a luxurious hotel?! And it’s named after royalty, nogal! Well, the property investors who contacted Peerutin dreamed it, and Peerutin made it a reality…the Queen Victoria Hotel!
What used to be the dwelling space of several offices was turned into the sleeping space of wary travellers. Peerutin gutted the centre of the building to make space for a majestic opening 2 stories high. This would become the hotel’s atrium. The light flooding this area of the building beckons visitors with feelings of positivity and casts a spotlight on the main lounge space at ground level.
Visitors will feel giddy during the journey to their rooms. If escorted onto an elevator, Peerutin’s all glass-design for the gravity-defying structures will leave you in awe. And if you’re a fitness bunny and prefer to take the stairs and meet the porter at your room, you’ll be glad you did! The staircase is an architectural wonder that spirals upward disappearing on the top landing. To the right of this stairwell lies a triple-volume foyer where the colour of royalty permeates deeply in purple.
The creative brief was ‘where classic elegance meets contemporary design.’ Peerutin made every effort to ensure that the 35-room Queen Victoria Hotel was a haven of modern luxury with a timeless touch. The interiors feature calm colours like grey and taupe. The walls are marble-clad, the ceilings adorned with crystal chandeliers, and the floors with white marble and wooden parquet.
Each suite at the Queen Victoria Hotel was individually designed by Peerutin. They were designed so that many of the suites have panoramic views of either Table Mountain or Cape Town Harbour. The Presidential Suite is the creme de la creme of rooms, boasting a wrap-around balcony with views overlooking both Table Mountain and the harbour. It also has a dining room and large bathroom.
For more information on this and other Peeruting projects, visit their website at www.peerutin.co.za.