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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town Redesigns Suites

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The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, has re-opened its historic Helmsley Wing Suites and Garden Cottages after being redesigned by interior design firm Champalimaud.

Maintaining an appealing balance of luxurious living combined with warm, earthy tones, the spacious Helmsley suites at the top of Palm Avenue and the Garden Cottages with their attractive poolside setting have been designed to emulate the citys Cape Dutch heritage, against the backdrop of Table Mountain.

The poolside Cottages were designed to feel like a private home within a resort, with a fresh, Victorian eye reflected through a palette of creams and blues. Each individual suite within the Helmsley Wing pays homage to its historical Cape Dutch presence, with herringbone hardwood floors, geometric patterned drapery and rugs, a camel base and crown trim and dark chocolate doors and windows. Many of the artworks are by local contemporary artist Kurt Pio.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has hosted a whos who of international royalty, politicians, celebrities and the jet-set. Since the hotel originally opened in 1899, the Nellie as locals endearingly call it, has been symbolic of traditional South African hospitality and a classic example of the great age of grand hotels.

Belmond, Cape Town, South Africa

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