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South Africa is known worldwide for its diversity. Its people, cultures, experiences and destinations all bring forth an intriguing array of characteristics. And, there is arguably no other region that embodies this so richly as Cape Town, the beloved Mother City, and its surrounds.
Here, you’ll discover pristine beaches, iconic mountain ranges, sprawling vineyards and bustling city streets that feature everything from modern corporate blocks to creative hubs where graffiti-embellished walls are classed as art. Let’s zoom in on one such region: Woodstock.
There’s something refreshing about this suburb. It’s authentic. It unashamedly displays raw city elements – railways, factories and harbour views – and allows its residents and visitors to bask in its urban glory with a sense of wonder. It has tremendous cultural and artistic depth. In fact, this is arguably the epicentre of artistic brilliance in the Cape. Again, its appeal has to do with authenticity; beauty inspired by real South Africanism. You can sense the creative vibrancy as you meander from sidewalk stalls, pop-up shops, studios and famous spots like The Old Biscuit Mill to art galleries galore.
Soon, yet another door to this sensory experience will open in the form of an eclectic hotel, Stock Exchange, managed by Newmark. The hotel, integrated into a newly built mixed-use building called WEX1 was developed by Signatura in partnership with Indigo Properties. Thanks to the creative approach of well-known interior designer, Tracy Lee Lynch and her team at Studio Leelynch, guests can anticipate a visually engaging stay at this hotel. There are three different room options to choose from, inspired by the creativity of the Woodstock area, and an installation on the fourth floor comprising three stacked containers converted into mini showrooms where artists’ and designers’ works will be presented.
Further, thanks to Tracy’s passion for supporting fellow creatives in Woodstock, guests will be well equipped to discover some of the area’s finest creations. A “design map” available in each apartment will pinpoint where special items in the hotel rooms were made. Connecting global visitors with Woodstock’s heart and its local talent is a way of contributing to the ongoing growth and optimism of this city district.
The enthusiasm which has gone into the development of this property is palpable and knowing what guests can look forward to is stirring up much excitement all round. Evidently passionate about the opening of Stock Exchange and the chance to welcome guests to this trendy neighbourhood is the hotel’s newly appointed General Manager, Alison Rainier. Bringing with her a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and a friendly demeanor, Alison is delighted by the opportunity to work in such a vibrant location. Read more about Alison’s background and her thoughts on Stock Exchange on the Newmark blog in the near future – subscribe here.
To embrace Woodstock’s buzz, discover the best of the region and experience this innovative property firsthand, book your stay at Stock Exchange here.