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A modernist Mother City skyscraper turns aparthotel



One of Cape Town’s tallest residential developments has evolved to meet the changing needs of a new generation of traveller.

One Thibault Square, formally known as the LG Building Mall, has been reimagined into an aparthotel. Situated at the end of St George’s in Cape Town, this 126.5m tall modernist skyscraper offers luxury studio and one-bedroomed apartments to rent, with beautiful vistas of the city, Table Bay harbour, the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island and Table Mountain.

A response to the rising demand from a new generation of corporate and leisure traveller, the spacious suites are available for short or long stays through ITC Hospitality Group.


“Travellers are increasingly turning to longer-stay travel with flexible stay options, such as that offered by aparthotels,” says Sean Cleary-Le Grange and Kobie Le Grange, owners and founders of ITC Hospitality Group. “They want flexibility, along with the convenience of a hotel setting, surrounded by bars and restaurants if needed, or a fully-equipped kitchen if preferred.”

They say travellers expect more comfort and upmarket amenities during their journeys such as fully-equipped state-of-the-art fixtures and furnishings, SMART TVs and uncapped fibre WiFi. Aparthotels offer a perfect solution – hotel services are on tap, but guests have the option of more independent, apartment-style living that is also more cost-effective and spacious.


According to ITC Hospitality Group, the trend toward aparthotels is particularly prevalent amongst corporate travellers but the appeal is also expanding to include a broad spectrum of visitors as its benefits resonate with project-based workers, digital nomads and leisure travellers.

Cape Town’s semigration surge is further fuelling the demand for aparthotels as professionals commute to the Mother City from other provinces for work, and while they look for homes and schools to establish their families long-term in the Western Cape.

“And then there is the ‘bleisure’ traveller,” they say. “The business traveller who works first and then stays on to relax and enjoy a holiday – no hard ask in a city as beautiful as Cape Town.”


“One Thibault is ITC Hospitality Group’s new flagship offering, consisting of 270 suites – deluxe and premium studios and luxury one-bedrooms – available to rent for short or long-term stays, even a month or more,” says Charlene van Zyl, general manager of One Thibault. “The views certainly set us apart– the building’s footprint was designed and built at a 45° angle. This means all the apartment suites have spectacular views of the harbour, the city and Table Mountain.”

“To add to the appeal, One Thibault doesn’t experience load-shedding due to its central city location, and it is also conveniently located on the doorstep of Cape Town’s financial district, a few hundred metres from the CTICC, nine minutes from the V&A Waterfront, and four minutes from the Cape Quarter.”


The building offers 24-hour security personnel, concierge services and easy access to transportation hubs. This year will see the completion of co-working spaces, laundry facilities, common lounge areas and a rooftop pool.

Van Zyl says the demand for extended-stay accommodation is high, stating that in its first summer season as an aparthotel, One Thibault achieved occupancy levels of between 98% and 100%.

“One Thibault offers a luxury stay in the inner city that is the ideal address for corporate or leisure travellers and the latest addition to our portfolio of four and five-star graded aparthotels and apartment suites to rent in Cape Town,” she says.

ITC Hospitality Group’s portfolio also includes Cartwright’s Corner, 16 On Bree, Docklands, Icon Apartments, The Onyx, The Decks, Rockwell, Market House, Canterbury Square, Mutual Heights and Adderley Residence.

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