The Winchester Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Historic & Heritage
  • Company/Firm
    Source Interior Brand Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Mardre Meyer and Bianca Minnaar
  • Interior Designer
    Source Interior Brand Architecture
  • Hospitality
  • Location
    Cape Town
  • Project Date
    December 2021

From the first steps through the front door, where a sleek steel and glass roof replaces the vintage canvas awning, the transformation is striking.

A bold design approach sees the hotel’s public spaces enlivened by an eye-catching monochromatic colour scheme of richly-detailed black-and-white tiles, offset by striking signature chandeliers and splashes of colour that celebrate the hotel’s long and rich history.

The edited look extends to the iconic central courtyard, which has been rejuvenated with new tiling, extensive landscaping and a refreshed signature fountain. The refurbished pool terrace features bold black-and-white striped sun loungers and new landscaping.