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Cape Town has a brand-new 28-floor hotel – with robot staff and thrill ride

21 April 2021 9:03 AM
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Hotel Sky is like nothing else in South Africa. The ride is open to guests and the public says its owner, Paul Kelley.

Cape Town has a brand-new hotel, and it is something special.

The 28-floor Metlife Centre – formerly an office block, and one of the tallest buildings on the foreshore – has been converted into a residential building known as Hotel Sky.

Image credit: www.hotelsky.co.za

You may have noticed the building outlined in red, with a prominent vertical structure in place during the day.

The object is a 30-metre thrill ride that takes you up on a chair lift, giving you a bird’s eye view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The 535-room hotel has Artificially Intelligent robot staff and a restaurant on the 26th floor.

Rooms start at R795 with breakfast included.

Refilwe Moloto interviewed Paul Kelley, the owner of Hotel Sky.

More than 50% of the South African population has never even seen or been to Cape Town. We brought this to market at a price that is affordable.

Paul Kelley, owner - Hotel Sky

These robots are concierges… they can even deliver room service. They don’t replace people…

Paul Kelley, owner - Hotel Sky

We’ve introduced an exquisite restaurant on the top of the building with 360-degree views… it has the most beautiful, beautiful setting!

Paul Kelley, owner - Hotel Sky

On the 28th floor, we have what we call the Sky-High Ride, one of only three in the world… It extends 35-metres above the building. You jump in... and you get dropped… It’s open to guests and the public… Ride before you dine [to a nervous Moloto] …

Paul Kelley, owner - Hotel Sky

We’re asking the public what we should call this ride. Is ‘Sky High’ the right name?

Paul Kelley, owner - Hotel Sky

This project created 200 jobs in Cape Town, with an investment of over R1 billion into the economy…

Paul Kelley, owner - Hotel Sky

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




21 April 2021 9:03 AM
Tags:
Tourism
Hospitality
Hotel
Refilwe Moloto
hotel industry
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Hotel Sky
Paul Kelley

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