Cape casino gets hotel complex

Construction has begun on a new ZAR 68-million Sun International hotel adjoining the Golden Valley Casino site in Worcester, in Western Cape.

Due to open in autumn next year, ahead of the Easter holiday, the two-storey hotel will consist of 100 rooms, including two suites. In keeping with the casino complex, it will boast a Cape Dutch architectural theme.

The hotel complex will offer a business meetings facility, a lounge/breakfast room and a small swimming pool.

It will bring Sun International’s total investment in Worcester to date to ZAR 218m.

Once opened, the hotel will implement a preferred procurement policy. The policy will be aimed at maximising economic opportunities in the Worcester region, both with regard to employment, and also to servicing the hotel’s other business needs.

The hotel development’s architects are Northpoint. Western Cape-based Longworth and Faul is the principal contractor.