The coast with the most
New and improved The Marly is the quintessential beachfront destination
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The Kove Collection has become known for its lifestyle destinations – that celebrate the best of what Cape Town has to offer. The Marly, a luxury boutique hotel situated at 201 The Promenade on Camps Bay’s Victoria Road, has reopened its doors after an extensive renovation and expansion. Located on Camps Bay’s glamorous beach front, the reinvigorated hotel is surrounded by the famous strip and its cocktail bars, eateries and beautiful beach.
The ambitious five-month-long renovation involved the addition of an entire new level – adding extra 27 suites to the previous 11, more than doubling the capacity of the hotel. The new upper level also boasts a rooftop swimming pool, with a bar and lounge offering spectacular views over the ocean.
Other developments include a new luxury gift shop – Boutique Marly, a concept store that will offer fashion, accessories and luxury products; a new spa, The Spa at The Marly; as well as a new state-of-the-art gym. The Marly is named after the Sun King Louis XIV’s decadent countryside palace, where he and his family would escape to indulge in pure recreation and fun, surrounded by magnificent opulence.
Jo Bremmer of Soda Design, who was the lead design studio during the renovation, explains that the inspiration for the look and feel of the hotel was derived from the original Château de Marly in France, while also bringing in modern, contemporary elements befitting a world-class luxury beachfront hotel.
The decor has been curated to reflect its historic namesake, with each of the rooms dressed in a sophisticated palette of silvers, whites and grey. This project is the biggest to date for The Kove and has been completed just in time for the 2019 Summer season as Cape Town gears up for the annual influx of holiday makers.