Demand drives Arabella conferencing and restaurant expansion


Arabella Hotel & Spa will expand its conference facilities and restaurant in line with growing demand from the MICE industry and leisure travellers.

Arabella Hotel & Spa in Kleinmond in South Africa’s Western Cape province, part of the African Pride Hotels portfolio, is adding two 100m2 conference rooms, which will bring the total number of meeting and conference venues to 13.

The new venues will each accommodate up to 72 delegates, or they can be combined to accommodate a maximum of 162 delegates. The rooms will be filled with natural light and have a view over the hotel pool and across the valley on the far side of the Bot River Lagoon.

The expansion will feature a large foyer area that can be used for welcome drinks or as a relaxation space during breaks. The new venues will be equipped with built-in drop-down screens and data projectors.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is also expanding its Jamani restaurant to accommodate greater numbers of guests. The new extension will have sections that can be screened off for groups or specific events, so there is far less impact on other guests who may be dining at the same time.

The hotel’s original wine cellar is also undergoing a revamp that will see it converted into a specialised cold buffet and deli area servicing Jamani restaurant.

Work will take six to eight weeks and it’ll be business as usual at the hotel, with minimal disruptions.