Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s collection of independent hotels, has added five African Pride Hotels to its global portfolio, marking the debut of the brand in South Africa. These hotels include African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel, African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, African Pride Irene Country Lodge, and Arabella Hotel & Spa, Arabella Country Estate. Autograph Collection’s South African properties range from contemporary urban hotels to country houses, offering artistic, culinary, and cultural experiences.
African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Autograph Collection
Situated in the heart of Johannesburg, the 118-room African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Autograph Collection places guests in a neighborhood filled with cafés, al fresco dining, high street fashion and more. Guests can dine at the March Restaurant that offers global cuisine, relax by the fire at the Library Bar over a drink, lounge by the outdoor pool, or examine the oversized buckets and mirrors and the design pop ups throughout the hotel.
African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection
Set in the Gardens area of Cape Town, the 129-room African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, is a short distance from the city center and offers access to the city’s famous landmarks. Sunbathe by the rooftop pool, enjoy a globally inspired menu at Savour, sip a cocktail in the elevated chandelier pod while enjoying views of the Table Mountain, or relax at the spa.
African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection
Located among the Magaliesberg Mountains, an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, the 121-room hotel offers a country escape. Guests can enjoy health and wellness treatments in the gardens of the famed hydrotherapy spa, relax in the Jacuzzi while listening to the sound of the waterfall, or experience the sound flotation pool.
Culinary options include seasonal fruits and vegetables complementing the spa treatments at the Spa Café, country garden style food at the Rambling Vine restaurant that features quarterly seasonal menus and a wine list, or a meal at Twist where the kitchen is brought into the restaurant with an unusual buffet style offering.
African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection
In the historical village of Irene, in the heart of Gauteng, South Africa’s economic capital, lies African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection. The hotel offers 75 rooms, lakeside views, a range of dining options, and an award-winning Spa. Irene is known for its roots in art and culture and guests can experience that first hand through its local markets. Irene Farm across the road from the hotel provides an authentic country experience, where dairy cows are milked daily and the local shop stocks an abundance of farm fresh items.
Arabella Hotel & Spa, Arabella Country Estate, Autograph Collection
Situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere, close to the whale watching destination of Hermanus, the 145 room Arabella Hotel & Spa, Arabella Country Estate, Autograph Collection overlooks a natural lagoon, surrounded by an abundant landscape. The hotel has an 18-hole golf course designed by Peter Matkovich, on-site dining options, an award-winning spa, a fitness center, and multiple swimming pools. Located an hour away from Cape Town, the estate places guests near outdoor activities that adventurous travelers can enjoy.
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