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The Drostdy Hotel Joins Newmark Hotel, Reserves & Lodges’ Portfolio

March 15, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

unnamedExciting news as stalwarts in the tourism and hospitality industry, Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges add the well-known Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape to their portfolio this month.

 “We are extremely excited to include this remarkable hotel in our list of unique holiday options,” says Neil Markovitz, Managing Director of Newmark.  “Together with four hotels in Cape Town, a renowned safari experience in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, as well as a beach hideaway in Mozambique, these are exciting times as we expand our expertise to include the Karoo and the Eastern unnamed (1)Cape surroundings,” he continued.

This historic property, which opened as a hotel in 1878, was originally built by French architect Louis Thibault to serve as the magistrate’s office for the town.  Today however it is known by many passing travellers en route to the Eastern or Western Cape.  Newmark envisions that not only will the hotel’s development garner exposure for Graaff-Reinet as a tourism destination, but also grow the local economy in turn.

Renovations have already commenced to turn this gem of a property to its former glory as a 5* boutique hotel experience, with a grand opening scheduled in December 2014.

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