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THERE’s a brand new way for travel-weary executives arriving in Cape Town to enjoy stylish surrounds that feel more like home than a hotel room, and the trendy, contemporary Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! is the place to find it.

The hotel, which is a comfortable walk away from the vibey Long Street scene, recently opened a new extension comprising six one-bedroom, loft-style Executive Suites, and another half a dozen with two bedrooms. The suite designs are uber-sleek and stylish, with semi-self catering facilities, air-conditioning, wooden floors and luxurious finishes. The executive suites, with double-volume windows, also boast flat-screen LCD TVs, laptop safes and opulent king-size beds. The Executive Suites’ biggest draw-cards are their spaciousness and privacy, which gives them an ambiance of home. The fully-serviced suites also have their own secure entrance that is separate from the hotel reception and secure underground parking, but if guests want to be part of the hotel vibe, the pool deck and cocktail menu are just a step away. If something more soothing is the order of the day, the hotel’s new spa is right one doorstep for Executive Suite GUESTS to enjoy.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town’s food and beverage offering has also had a funky remake with the launch of a milkshake menu with a difference – Stoli premium vodka combined with a host of delicious ingredients such as Lindt Chocolate, crème brulee and cranberry make these naughty milkshakes the nicest thing in Cape Town! But what’s a shake without a burger? The hotel has Cape Town’s best burger menu by far – in beef, lamb, chicken, ostrich, game, salmon, hake, calamari or mushroom. Think smouldering deluxe cheese burger filled with blue cheese, mixed with Swiss and gratinated with ripe Camembert cheese for a dairy overload, or of lean ostrich fillet, minced, flame grilled and rounded off with Tropical Teriyaki syrup.

But if the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town is all edgy urban chic, its Johannesburg partner is smooth, glamourous 1940s Hollywood – with a 21st century twist! Vintage Hollywood in an edgy, sleek and modern setting is what makes the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! in Melrose Arch the jewel of Johannesburg’s trendy lifestyle and business precinct.

Johannesburg’s latest place to see and be seen, this beauty has a little something for everyone. All 197 rooms boast the superior comfort and facilities demanded by the modern guest, LCD flat screen TVs, and WIFI connections; a cocktail bar that plays host to in-house guests and local discerners alike; A business lounge like no other – try out the private business pod which has your very own flat screen TV, sound system, internet capabilities, and your very own private mini bar. Conference facilities for up to 250 delegates are equipped to the highest technological specifications which ensure that this is also the perfect destination for business functions.

The Melrose Arch precinct has become one of the city’s fastest growing business and lifestyle destinations making this chic hotel an ideal place for both business and leisure travelers.  The in-house restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst the eclectic “Deli On High Street” with its outré long sofa and inside outside dining table, is the perfect spot for an informal meeting, Sunday brunch with the family or late night snack with friends. 

Whilst the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town is all fire, this is pure ice baby! And, with its close proximity to the M1 highway, easy accessibility to all business and lifestyle centres, tourist attractions and the OR Tambo International Airport, there’s no reason not to chill out here!

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